Category Archive for "dark sky"

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


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


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


49 Fun Must-do Adventures for Families in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Shin-ga-ba Shores Playground

There are plenty of things to keep your family busy while you visit Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. From Exploring the great outdoors, to experiencing interactive indoor activities, you won’t have time to be bored. Here’s
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