The 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
Modern and comfortable lodge on Thunder Bay River, just a few minutes from the public access at Hubbard Lake. Two bedroom, two bathroom home, sleeps up to six people. Huge deck, wooded and private property overlooks the river. Perfect for kayaking, fishing or boating on nearby Hubbard Lake. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, Internet and cable.
Kipfmiller’s is a family owned and operated seasonal business in Alpena, Michigan dedicated to bringing their customers excellent service and knowledge in all the products they offer. Over 30 years ago Andrew and Lori Kipfmiller moved to Alpena and built their own business from the ground up, starting with produce, flowers and a nursery, Kipfmiller’s slowly became what it is today. Now they offer a full service meat counter and Deli where they smoke and make all their own Sausages, Bacon and Jerky. They are also the largest scale deer processors in the Alpena area for the winter deer hunting season.