Sanctuary of the great lakes

Adventures

paul gerow fall kayakingThe carefree days of your youth are alive and well in Alpena. Catching fireflies on warm summer evenings, searching for minnows with a net, reading a book under a shade tree, and watching the sunset while crickets provide background music are nostalgic experiences that we often wish we could relive. Alpena is that place where summer memories come alive as an everyday way of life, and stress floats away with the river current. Visit a downtown coffee shop to catch up on email, or disconnect to reconnect in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes are a gift from prehistoric glacier movement, and treasures have been left behind along the shores of Lake Huron and the many inland lakes and rivers. Hunt for fossils dating back 400 million years to the Devonian Period. Rocky edges along the shorelines, Rockport State Park Recreation Area, and the Lafarge Fossil Park at Besser Museum are perfect locations for an afternoon of prehistoric adventure. Follow it up with a trip to Dinosaur Gardens to see life-size prehistoric recreations.

Use our Adventure Checklist to find your explorer’s spirit: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes Adventure Checklist

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40 Mile Point Lighthouse

Alpena Michigan 49707 Website: http://www.40milepointlighthouse.org
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Adventureland Sports

Duck Park Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 255-7796 Website: http://www.adventurelandsports.com
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Alpena Bi-Path

Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-354-4181
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Alpena Civic Theatre

401 River Street Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-354-3624 Website: http://www.alpenacivictheater.com/
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Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library

211 North First Ave Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6188 Website: http://www.alpenalibrary.org
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Alpena County Plaza Pool

3303 S. Third Ave Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-8287 Website: http://www.alpenaplazapool.com
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Alpena Events Complex (APlex)

701 Woodward Avenue Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-6164 Website: http://www.aplex.org
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Alpena Golf Club

1135 E. Golf Course Rd Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-5052 Website: http://www.alpenagolfclub.com
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Alpena Light

Alpena Michigan 49707
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Alpena Shipwreck Tours

500 W. Fletcher St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (888) 469-4696 Website: http://alpenashipwrecktours.com
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Alpena Sportsman’s Club

4260 M-32 Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2582
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Alpena Symphony Orchestra

125 W. White St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Website: http://www.alpenasymphony.com
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ARZO Sports and Fun Park

2516 Bloom Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-1111 FAX: (248) 353-5551 Website: http://www.arzopark.com
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Bahama Breeze Tanning

603 South State Street Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6138
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Bay Athletic Club

1501 W. Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-5600 Website: http://www.bayathleticclub.com
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Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

491 Johnson St Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-2202 Website: http://www.bessermuseum.org
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Besser Natural Area

14 Miles north of Alpena Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-354-4181
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Bounty Hunter Fishing Charters

Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 350-2168 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3855 Website: http://www.bountyhunteralpena.com
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Brush Creek Mill

121 S. State Ave. Hillman Michigan 49746 Alt Phone: (989) 742-2527
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Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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