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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Jack’s Landing Resort

20836 Tennis Rd Hillman Michigan 49746 Alt Phone: (989) 742-4370 FAX: (989) 742-4789 Website: http://www.jackslanding.com
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Jack’s Landing Restaurant

20836 Tennis Road Hillman Michigan 49746 Alt Phone: (989) 742-4370
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Jagged Edge Salon

488 S. Ripley Blvd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-4041

Jerry’s Barber Shop

144 South Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4613
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Jimmie Garant’s Party Store

1226 West Chisholm Street Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4366
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Jimmy Chen’s Hunan Chinese Restaurant

1283 M-32 West Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6461
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Jimmy John’s Gourmet Subs

494 S. Ripley Blvd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-5600 Website: http://www.jimmyjohns.com
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JJ’s Steak & Pizza House

411 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3854
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John A. Lau Saloon

414 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-6898
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John Boy’s

817 W. Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-0481
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John Henry’s Antique Mall

209 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3876

John’s Barber Shop

409 W. Chisholm Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-2858

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