Category Archive for "Great Lakes"

The Names, the Myths and the Legends of the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, Pt. 1

Sunrise over Squaw Bay. Photo by Chuck Bennett

How did Alpena get its name? Why do we pronounce Presque Isle like ‘Presk-eel’? What’s up with name Mich-E-Ke-Wis, and how did we come up with Ossineke and Negwegon?

You’ve wondered, and … Read the rest


Top 10 Haunted Places and Urban Legends of Alpena

A bump in the night, a whisper in your ear. Is it your imagination? Perhaps it’s the wind. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s something else. 

Hauntings, urban legends, and Native American folklore are cultural experiences that can be found all over … Read the rest


Alpena Shades of Autumn: Where to Find Nature’s Color Palette

#blessed by the beauty of fall

The fall colors have not peaked yet in the Alpena area, but it is only a short time until this beautiful display of fall foliage occurs! When it does, grab your cameras and check … 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


Top 16 Ways to Fall for Fall in Alpena: Sancutary of the Great Lakes

Fall colors will be here before you know it! Photo by Paul Gerow

The Autumnal Equinox arrives on Friday, and it’s that time for pumpkin spice everything! Don’t begin your hibernation just yet…the Alpena area has so much to offer … 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


Alpena’s Most Shareable Photos

Where else can you get a photo-op with the dinosaurs, swim with over 100-year-old shipwrecks, and capture the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets?! Alpena is the place to be for capturing the best sharable photos. 

Covered Wooden Bridge & Water

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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


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


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