Category Archive for "Lifestyle"

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


Making Movies With Alpena Native, Joel Potrykus

If you are subscribed to our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes newsletter, you’ll see that every few months we cover a “where are they now” edition- which explores Alpena area talent and what they have been up to since leaving Alpena … 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


Unearthing “The Age of the Fish”: Fossil Hunting Rockport State Recreation Area

A depiction of the Devonian Period by artist, Judy Dawley. You can find this mural outside at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, as well as the original painting inside of the museum.

When we think of prehistoric times, we … Read the rest


Pure Michigan Maple Syrup: the Inside Scoop on a Backyard Production

Tapping Maple Trees

Michigan is blessed with an abundance of maple trees, and maple syrup is the first farm crop to be harvested in Michigan each year. The process of making maple syrup didn’t begin with pancakes, though. North American Indians

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Catch Major League Fishing in Alpena on Saturday Afternoons

Mark your calendars! The new season of the Outdoor Channel​’s Major League Fishing

Two Alpena viewing locations to suit you!

(the top rated fishing show!) airs Saturdays, April 1st through May 6. Why is this show so special? Because

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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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