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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Save-A-Lot

245 East Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-1808
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Shelby Resort

5214 Mt. Maria Road Hubbard Lake Michigan 49747 Alt Phone: (248) 332-3064 FAX: (248) 332-3064 Website: http://www.uptothenorth.com
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Sherwin Williams

119 East Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4980
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Sinkholes at Rockport State Recreation Area

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Smigelski Cottage

9465 Blue Horizon Rd. Presque Isle Michigan 49777 Alt Phone: (989) 255-6252 Website: http://www.smigelskicottage.com
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Soaps and Such, LLC

210 N. Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 351-8856 Website: http://www.soaps-and-such.com/
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Starlite Beach

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State Barber Shop

1018 S. State Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707
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State Cinema

204 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 354-8113 Website: www.amctheatres.com
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Stephen’s Menswear

119 North Second Avenue Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-8221
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Stevens Twin Sinkholes

Stevens Twin sinkholes off Leer Road Alpena Area Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-340-2288 Website: http://caves.org/conservancy/mkc/preserve_tb.html 
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Stoney Acres Winery

4268 Truckey Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-1041 Website: http://www.stoneyacreswinery.net
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Subway of Alpena

1180 M-32 West (inside Walmart) 1049 N. Bagley St. 2205 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-356-9419 Alt Phone: 989-356-1260 Alt Phone: 989- Website: http://www.subway.com
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Suite Salon Spa

175 N. State Ave. in the Harborside Center Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-4664
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Sunken Lake Campgrounds and County Park

10300 Fletcher Park Rd Posen Michigan 49776 Alt Phone: 989-379-3055 Website: http://www.alpenacounty.org
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Sytek Park

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