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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Alpena Farmer’s Market

Behind City Hall Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 255-9372 Website: www.alpenafarmersmarket.com
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Alpena Furniture & Flooring

325 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-9002
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Alpena Golf Club

1135 E. Golf Course Rd Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-5052 Website: http://www.alpenagolfclub.com

Alpena Indoor Flea Market

2630 US 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 340-1430
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Alpena Mall

2380 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-9016 Website: http://www.alpenamall.com
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Alpena Paper & Supply

401 North Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-2088
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Alpena Pedal & Paddle Rentals, by Performance Locker

Duck Park on corner of Long Rapids Rd. & US-23 Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 884-1702 Website: http://www.performancelocker.com/rentals

Alpena Regional Hospitality Services for Patients

1501 W. Chisholm Street Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-7314
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Alpena Shipwreck Tours

500 W. Fletcher St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (888) 469-4696 Website: http://alpenashipwrecktours.com
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Alpena Sportsman’s Club

4260 M-32 Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2582
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Alpena Symphony Orchestra

125 W. White St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Website: http://www.alpenasymphony.com
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Alpena’s “Little Red” Lighthouse

Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-340-2288
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Anglers Hideaway at Jack’s Landing

5883 Miller Rd. Hillman Michigan 49746 Phone: (989) 742-4370
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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

1468 M-32 West Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3886
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Arby’s of Alpena

2250 U.S. 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 98-354-2202 Website: http://www.arbys.com
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Art Van Furniture/Young Appliance

2509 US 23 South Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 356-0700 Alt Phone: (989) 354-8895 FAX: (989) 354-4048 Website: http://www.youngappliance.com
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ARZO Sports and Fun Park

2516 Bloom Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 358-1111 FAX: (248) 353-5551 Website: http://www.arzopark.com
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As You Wish Special Events & Gourmet Bakery

104 N. Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-340-1744
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At Brothers Bay Vacation Home

Beginning September, 2018 – Fall Special – $99 per night double occupancy
17293 Brothers Bay Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Cell Phone: (586) 588-4747 Website: http://www.atbrothersbay.com
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Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 340-2288
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Beach Hazard Statement

Issued:
10:32 AM EDT on September 24, 2018
Expires:
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