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

  • The results are being filtered by the character: L
1 4 5 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y
Photo of Lake Front Cottages

Lake Front Cottages

14233 Orchard Point Road Alpena MI 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 278-0611 or (989) 657-1672 Website: http://www.lakefrontcottages.com
Photo of Laser Team Challenge-Outdoor Laser Skirmish

Laser Team Challenge-Outdoor Laser Skirmish

205 Water Street. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-2444 Website: http://www.LaserTeamChallenge.com
Photo of Lasting Expressions

Lasting Expressions

204 West Washington Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-9372
Photo of Latitudes Tavern

Latitudes Tavern

307 West Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2624
Photo of Little Caesars

Little Caesars

1135 W. Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-7777
Photo of Long Lake Cabin

Long Lake Cabin

2111 Long Lake Park Rd Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 595-5040
Photo of Long Lake Campgrounds and County Park

Long Lake Campgrounds and County Park

2585 Long Lake Park Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-595-2401 Website: http://www.alpenacounty.org
Photo of Long Lake Hideaway

Long Lake Hideaway

Long Lake Hwy. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (248) 625-0724 Website: http://www.longlakehideaway.com
Photo of Long Rapids Township Park

Long Rapids Township Park

Home Thunder Bay River off M-65 near Long Rapids Road
Photo of Lumberjack Meadows Disc Golf Course

Lumberjack Meadows Disc Golf Course

3249 Woodward Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-7758 Website: http://nmdg.club.officelive.com/default.aspx

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 340-2288
© 2014 Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, All Rights Reserved. Produced by Gaslight Media
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
High 89°/Low 65°
20%