Category Archive for "Activities"

Preparing for the Perseids: Alpena’s Dark Skies

 

Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow

The Perseid meteor shower is about to make another grand entrance into our night sky and you will not want to miss this one! This annual occurrence takes place between the dates … Read the rest


A Sanctuary of Dark Skies

If we had to pick something new off the Alpena bucket list that you should never miss, it would be our dark sky experience! 

Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow

In February of 2016, three state parks in the … Read the rest


Have You Fished This National Bass Hot-Spot?

Check out bass fishing in Alpena, Michigan!

Alpena is known for some of the best bass fishing in the State of Michigan, and in a state that boasts more than 11,000 lakes, that says a lot! Fletcher’s Pond, Hubbard Lake, … Read the rest


History Made at 2017 Michigan Brown Trout Festival!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Big Brownie caught in Lake Huron during the 43rd Annual Brown Trout Festival! 

Jan Stepanski holds prize-winning Big Brownie; photo courtesy of Michigan Brown Trout Festival

On July 18th, 2017, Jan Stepanski reeled in … Read the rest


Top Must-See Independence Day Celebrations Around Alpena!

Alpena’s upcoming Independence Day celebration- Don’t miss out on these must-see, must-do events happening on the 4th of July in Alpena this year! Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow

Alpena is gearing up to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of … Read the rest


Top 5 Camping Hotspots in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Photo courtesy of Travis Morasky

The beginning of camping season is officially upon us here in our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, which begs the question, “where to camp?” We asked our fans on Facebook where their favorite spots to … Read the rest


Tips to Protect Yourself From Ticks This Season

Warmer weather brings us so many things to look forward to! However, Mother Nature has a way of balancing out the good with the bad, and with the bad comes those pesky ticks. As with anything, prevention is the key. Arm yourself with … Read the rest


Complete Summer Guide to Waterfront Dining in Alpena

A stunning view of Hubbard Lake awaits you at Churchill Pointe Inn

Relaxing lakeside is a way of life here in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. As soon as summer shines upon us, we live, breathe, and hashtag that “lake … Read the rest


Wine Down in Alpena for National Wine Day

Stoney Acres Winery limited edition “Think Pink” wine for breast cancer awareness. (Photo courtesy of Stoney Acres Winery)

Another year has passed and it’s national wine day again! Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes offers two beautiful wineries serving authentic … Read the rest


“Shinrin-Yoku” Pt. 1- The Therapeutic Value in Nature by Dan Mager

Land, air, or sea…find your outdoor oasis here in Alpena. Photo by Kristen Bromund Bates

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” -John Read the rest


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