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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Eagle Country Disc Golf Course

700 Pinecrest Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-5172 Website: http://www.pdga.com/course/courses_by_city.php?id=2978
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Eclips Salon

1006 S. State Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-4700
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El Cajon Sinkhole

Phone: 989-340-2288
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Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting-Thunder Bay Golf Resort

27800 M-32 Hillman Michigan 49746 Phone: 1-800-729-9375 Alt Phone: (989) 742-4502 Website: http://www.thunderbayresort.com
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Emery Enterprises

140 West Washington Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6674
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Employment Services, Inc.

110 W. Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-358-JOBS FAX: (989) 358-7189 Website: http://www.358-jobs.com

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 340-2288
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