Adventures On Land
Biking & Skating
Everyone from road cyclists, trail bikers, and afternoon cruisers will enjoy adventuring through the area on their favorite two-wheeler of choice. Recreational trails offer rugged terrain for beginner to advanced mountain bike riders. Winding country roads provide smooth surfaces for road cyclists, and Alpena’s 18 ½ mile Bi-Path takes pleasure bikers on a tranquil loop throughout the city.
Riverside Skate Park
Skateboarders and rollerbladers can try their skills at this free park. Located on Ninth Ave. east of the bridge, Riverside Skate Park features 15,000 square feet of surface with 14 ramps and elements, including a halfpipe and a Mini Skate Park designed for the beginning skater with ramps 3-4 feet high. Safety equipment is recommended, and skating enthusiasts use at their own risk.
Alpena Bike Park
This new park is for BMX bikes only. The Alpena Bike Park is located at Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park off of State Street. It consists of quarterpipes, a jump box and a grind box. Safety equipment is recommended, and bikers use at their own risk. The park is free and is open from dawn until dusk.
Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Pronounced geo-cashing, it is the sport of treasure hunting using a Global Positioning Unit instead of a map. There are many caches hidden in the Alpena area and a regional organization meets regularly and hosts events.
The Northern Michigan Geocachers main objective is coming together in order to socialize in a family friendly atmosphere, discuss our activities, plan and execute various larger events, promote the educational benefits associated with geocaching, contribute group volunteerism in our communities, forests and recreational areas, as well as increasing traffic at our caches. Our activities are organized through our regular meetings, in our online c hat, and in our forum.
YOUR CUSTOM ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS
Being in the adventure business for 30 years give us an edge to create a personalized adventure just for you and your group. We use all that Northeast Michigan has to offer from its lakes, rivers, streams, and trails. We offer kayak rentals, overnight kayak/camping adventure, family shipwreck snorkeling adventure, shipwreck diving, sinkhole hiking adventures and lighthouse tours. We have a customized adventure for all ages. We are a 100% customer service first company. kayak rentals
Your Captain, Your Guide
Capt, Paul LaBrecque is a 25 year USCG certified 100 ton Master of the Great Lakes and Oceans. He is a commercial diver, dive charter operator, and rescue salvage operator. He is also certified CPR, first aid, AED, and oxygen administrator.
Approximately 18.5 miles long, this urban jewel paved path travels in a main loop around the City of Alpena. Several of Alpena’s scenic city parks and beaches along the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron can be accessed via connector spurs and streets from the main trail. Parking, dining, shopping, and sightseeing is available at several sites along the path. With almost no elevation changes, this is an excellent trail for all users for a beautiful tour of the city by foot, rollerblade, or bike.
The APlex (Alpena Events Complex) is an amazing facility with lots to offer. The APlex is host to gymnastics, karate, yoga, volleyball,table tennis, and the APlex Fitness Center. Connected to the APlex is the APlex Tennis Center. The APlex Tennis Center offers pickleball, tennis lessons, leagues, mixers and much more.
The APlex, is also community-minded! Their goal as Alpena’s community center is to engage people from our region. They do this by offering activities, events or opportunities that appeal to a cross-section of the residents of northeast Michigan.
The APlex (Alpena Events Complex) is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 650 people for the grandest of banquet functions. The APlex boasts a total of five meeting rooms – large and small – for break-out sessions, executive conferences, conventional business meetings and more. They feature The Interlude on Woodward Ballroom as the perfect fit, complete with the most advanced audio/visual equipment.
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We have the gear to help you get outdoors and enjoy some of the amazing things Alpena has to offer. Stop by our Duck Park location to check out our fleet of stylish beach Cruiser Bikes or try your hand at Stand Up Paddleboarding! Or if you’re looking to relax take a Kayak or Canoe paddle on the serene Thunder Bay River and rent one of these paddle-powered craft.
The Performance Locker staff knows the Alpena area well and can offer suggestions to help guide your adventure and exploration. Our trained staff will make sure you are set up with the right equipment and will provide any instruction necessary to maximize your enjoyment. Our mission is to help you get into nature!
Save time by booking your rental online here or stop in during any of our open hours and we will get you up and rolling. Interested in an early morning paddle on nice calm waters; or, want to take a SUP to your cottage? Off-hour and multi-day rentals are available by appointment. SUP Snorkel Excursions to Thunder Bay’s shallow shipwrecks also available by appointment. Call or email us at email@example.com for info and to book.