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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Thompson’s Harbor State Park

Located 24 miles north of Alpena on US 23 North Alpena Area Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (231) 627-9011 Website: http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=500&type=SPRK
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Thomson Park Swimming Beach

Home State St., Alpena
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Thunder Bay Audubon Society

Alpena Michigan 49707 Website: http://www.thunderbayaudubon.com
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Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse

Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6743
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Thunder Bay Knocker Ball

Home 751 Woodward Ave. Alpena MI 49707 Phone: 989-884-9683 Website: www.thunderbayknockerball.webs.com
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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center

500 W. Fletcher St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-8805 Website: http://www.thunderbay.noaa.gov
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Thunder Bay R.V. Park & Campground

4250 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2528
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Thunder Bay Resort

27800 M-32 Hillman Michigan 49746 Phone: (800) 729-9375 Alt Phone: (989) 742-4502 Website: http://www.thunderbayresort.com
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Thunder Bay River State Forest Campground

Indian Reserve Road Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-734-2543
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Thunder Bay Scuba

413 South Ripley Blvd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: 888-4-ALPENA Alt Phone: (989) 356-6228 Website: http://www.Tbscuba.com
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Thunder Bay Shores Marina

400 East Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-0551
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Thunder Bay Theatre, Inc.

400 N. Second Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2267 Website: http://www.thunderbaytheatre.com
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Thunder Bay Winery

109 N. Second Avenue, inside the Center Building Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-9463 Website: http://www.thunderbaywinery.com
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Thunder Bowl Lanes

2192 US 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2411 Website: http://www.thunderbowlinc.com/
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Tina’s Hair Salon

2500 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 255-2056
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Travel Michigan

Lansing Michigan Website: http://www.michigan.org
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Traveling Ladders

102 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6020
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Trelawny Resort

8829 U.S. 23 South Ossineke Michigan 49766 Alt Phone: (989) 471-2347 Website: http://www.trelawny-resort.com
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420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
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