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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Mandarin Garden

2401 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-7059

Mane Street Studio

821 W. Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6263
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Mangos Mexican Cuisine

Home 2205 US 23 South Alpena MI 49707 Alt Phone: 989-340-2009
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Maple Ridge Township Park

Home End of LaComb Road in Maple Ridge Township
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Marine Market

515 Ripley Blvd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-5505
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Massage Works Natural Health Center

140 S. Ripley St., Suite B Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-0970
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Master-LaLonde Shoes

108 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-5166
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McDonald Auto Supply

126 Washington Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-4544
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McDonald’s Restaurant

1115 West Chisholm Street 1424 M-32 West 2241 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-354-5522 Alt Phone: 989-358-9255 Alt Phone: 989-354-5378 Website: http://www.mcdonalds.com
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Mich-E-Ke-wis Park

Home S. State St., Alpena
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Middle Island Light Station

Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (305) 900-8240
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MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena

1501 W. Chisholm Street Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-7390 FAX: (989) 356-7305 Website: http://www.alpenaregionalmedicalcenter.org
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MN-Blackdog Diving LLC

Presque Isle Michigan 49777 Alt Phone: (507) 236-2280 Website: http://mn-blackdogdiving.com
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Muddy Paws

217 West Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-2300
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My Glass Wings

106 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-9464
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Myers Fashions Etc

136 West Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3698 Website: http://www.myersfashions.com

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