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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Photo of Campers Cove Campground, RV Park & Canoe Livery

Campers Cove Campground, RV Park & Canoe Livery

5005 Long Rapids Road Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-3708 Website: http://www.camperscovecampground.com
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Chum Bucket Charters

Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 657-4646 Website: http://ChumBucketCharters.net
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CZ’s Salon & Tanning

1101 S. State St Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4439
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Dinosaur Gardens, LLC

11160 U.S. 23 South Ossineke Michigan 49766 Alt Phone: 1 (877) 823-2408 FAX: (989) 471-8032
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Dodge Marine

2111 Long Lake Park Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 595-5040
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Donovan’s Serenity & Wellness Spa

1322 Lakeview Dr Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-6849 Website: http://www.donovanserenity.com
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Eagle Country Disc Golf Course

700 Pinecrest Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-5172 Website: http://www.pdga.com/course/courses_by_city.php?id=2978
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Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting-Thunder Bay Golf Resort

27800 M-32 Hillman Michigan 49746 Phone: 1-800-729-9375 Alt Phone: (989) 742-4502 Website: http://www.thunderbayresort.com
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Fletcher’s Landing

5614 Emils Landing Rd. Hillman Michigan 49746 Phone: (989) 742-4166 Website: http://www.fletcherslanding.com
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Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Bike Rental

500 W. Fletcher St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-356-8805, ext. 18 Website: http://www.thunderbay.noaa.gov
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Geocaching

northern michigan Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: Visit Web Site Website: http://www.nmg-geocaching.org
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Great Lakes Divers

400 Cedar St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 916-9990 Website: http://www.greatlakesdivers.com
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Harborside Cycle & Sport

Home 125 N. State St. Alpena MI 49707 Phone: (989) 354-4999 Website: http://harborsidecycle.com/
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Jack’s Landing Resort

20836 Tennis Rd Hillman Michigan 49746 Alt Phone: (989) 742-4370 FAX: (989) 742-4789 Website: http://www.jackslanding.com
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Kilfish Charters

Home Alpena, Presque Isle, Harrisville MI Alt Phone: (734) 223-0341 Website: www.kilfishcharters.com
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Laser Team Challenge-Outdoor Laser Skirmish

205 Water Street. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-2444 Website: http://www.LaserTeamChallenge.com
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Lumberjack Meadows Disc Golf Course

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

Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (305) 900-8240
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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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