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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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 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 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 Theatre, Inc.

400 N. Second Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2267 Website: http://www.thunderbaytheatre.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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Trout Scout Charters

Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 657-2681 Alt Phone: (989) 356-9361 Website: http://www.troutscoutcharters.com
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Two Hearted Charters Great Lakes Sports Fishing

Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 657-4325 Website: http://www.twoheartedcharters.com
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White Pine National Golf Resort

3450 N. Hubbard Lake Rd Spruce Michigan 48762 Alt Phone: (989) 736-3279 Website: http://www.whitepinenational.com
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WipeOut Charters

Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 356-3220 Alt Phone: (989) 255-4524 Website: http://www.wipeoutcharters.com/
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Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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