Category Archive for "Outdoors"

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

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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!

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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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On a Fishin’ Mission?

Here’s a look at some great fish to find in the inland waters of the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Trout Fun Fact: Their scales accumulate growth rings as they age, and can be read just like a growth ring

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Surviving the Beginning of March in Alpena

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The winter white aftermath of our March lion at Norway Ridge. (Photo courtesy of Laura Wolosiewicz)

The famous proverb of March, “comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb”. Have you heard of it? The saying comes forth … Read the rest


The Ultimate Packing Guide to Winter Adventure in Alpena

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“Sometimes, nature is all you need.” -Shikoba

First we brought you “10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter“, now we are bringing you everything you need to know about how to pack for winter adventures here in … Read the rest


It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

This week brings us the 5th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival, with over 60 Oceanic and Great Lakes 15235445_10154129291712475_2818706244896272373_ofilms created by filmmakers from all over the world. 

This week you can check out films such a “Sonic Sea”, a 60 … Read the rest


10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter

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A snowy, crystalized Thunder Bay River. Why not try out your hand at photography this winter? Photo courtesy of Amy Lijewski

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of … Read the rest


So You Think You Know Alpena; Pt. 2

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Rugged, yet pristine, Rockport State Recreation Area is Michigan’s ____ state park?

It’s National Trivia Day, so we concocted a part 2 to the “So You Think You Know Alpena” quiz. Can you answer all the following questions correctly about Alpena, MI? … Read the rest


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