Hillman is in Montmorency County, and in the Northern Region. This community is located northeast of Traverse City between Gaylord and Alpena along Highway 32 on the banks of the Thunder Bay River near Long Lake and Fisher Pond.
Hillman was founded by John Hillman Stevens in 1880, who purchased the land here first. Later, he gave his land to the city, which was officially organized as a village in 1891.
Today, Hillman has become the biggest city in the county, with several manufacturing facilities, including tool-and-die, electrical supplies and lumber products.
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MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Mackinac Island MI August8-11 Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade, the Breeds of Mackinac presentation, musical kurs featuring the beautiful Friesians, lectures on the role of the horse in Mackinac's history.
St Helen Bluegill Festival St Helen MI January1 Crafter demonstrations, live music and entertainment, vendors, kids games, a medallion hunt, and great food. Sunday wraps up with the Grand Parade and Awards Ceremony.