Category Archive for "dark sky"

Preparing for the Perseids; Alpena’s Dark Skies

The Perseids 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 of July 17th-August 24th. The Perseid meteor shower Read the rest


10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

Picture this: the “Big Lake” breeze dancing through your hair while blue waves lap at the golden sand under your feet. The air is warm and unsalted. Alpena is welcoming you!

The coastal beaches of Alpena and surrounding areas are … Read the rest


Get Some Spring in Your Step: Alpena’s Top Walks in Nature

Blue skies, lush green forests, stunning lakeside views, and pieces of our rich history are just the beginning of what you’ll discover when you explore the Alpena Area. 

Walks by the Water

Ocqueoc Falls

Besser Natural Area: Stretching over 134 … Read the rest


A Day Disconnected: Discovering Alpena Without Your Smartphone

You read the title right. We are (GASP!) suggesting the unimaginable…the unthinkable…the unfathomable act of leaving your phone at home! Or at least in your car. 

Choose your Alpena adventure!

Don’t get us wrong, we want you to share your … Read the rest


Your Guide to the Super Blue Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Alpena, MI

A super blue blood red moon on the horizon. Photo by artist John E. Shepler

You’ve heard the saying “once in a blue moon”, but have you ever heard the saying, “once in a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse”? … Read the rest


16 Things We Are Thankful For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Exploring your “blue space” adventure is only 5 minutes away in Alpena. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow.

With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday it is important to remember that there is more to this annual holiday tradition other than stuffing our … Read the rest


Find Your Explorer’s Spirit at Rockport

Just north of the city proper is a terrestrial landscape that wakens the explorer’s spirit. Indeed, the traveler, regardless of his interests and no matter his origin, will find an amazing adventure filled with beauty. Majestic and mysterious, Rockport State … Read the rest


Experience Alpena, Michigan: Satisfying Millennial Wanderlust

Take a Hike!

Millennial (mil-len-nial)- noun

  1. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (if you were born between 1982-2004) 

Wanderlust (wan-der-lust)- noun

  1. a strong desire to travel 

We read about it every day. What Millennials are doing, … Read the rest


Back-to-School: Top 10 Student Friendly Attractions & Places in Alpena, MI

Make A Splash For Art mural project involving kids in the community at Art in the Loft

It’s that time again. Come Sunday night we will be setting our alarms a little bit earlier, filling out planners, and packing lunches. … 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


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