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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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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Bay View Park & Band Shell

Home Corner of State St. and Prentiss St., Alpena
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Beaver Lake Campgrounds and County Park

17354 Beaver Lake Park Rd Lachine Michigan 49753 Alt Phone: 989-379-4462 Website: http://www.alpenacounty.org
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Bell Bay Hideaway

Bell Bay Road Presque Isle Michigan 49777 Phone: (248) 332-3064 Website: http://www.lodging.org/properties/MI-PresqueIsle-BellBayHideAway.htm
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Bell Bay Resort

Bay Bell Road Presque Isle Michigan 49777 Phone: (248) 332-3064 Website: http://www.uptothenorth.com
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Bella Rose Skin Care and Wellness Center

Other 114 E. Oldfield Street Alpena MI 49707 Phone: 989-464-1883 Website: www.bellaroseskincare.com
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Bella Rose Yoga & Fitness Studio

Home 428 N. 2nd Ave. Alpena MI 49707 Alt Phone: 989-464-1883 Website: www.bellaroseyogastudio.com
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Bella U Salon

2286 US-23 South – inside Alpena Mall Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-2050
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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 & Ghost Village of Bell

14 Miles north of Alpena Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-340-2288
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Big Bear Lodge

2052 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 354-8573 Website: http://www.bigbearlodgealpena.com
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Big Boy Restaurant

400 Ripley Blvd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4131
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Black Sheep Pub

113 S. Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-3076 Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/blacksheepalpena
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Blair Street Park

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Bliss Painting

109 S. Ninth St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-8888
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Bob’s Bullpen

Home 125 N. Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-356-9558 Website: http://boblefevre.com
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Bolenz Jewelry

131 West Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4860
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Brothers Bay Retreat on Long Lake

Home Brothers Bay Road Presque Isle Michigan 49777 Phone: (810) 542-0331
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420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
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