Category Archive for "Outdoors"

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


10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

 

little girl enjoying an ice cream cone

Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer day at Culligan Plaza downtown! Photo courtesy Michele Madison

How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course!

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What’s Happening in Alpena for the 4th of July?

Celebrate America’s 241st birthday with this dynamic, all-American small town!

Alpena, Michigan has become famous for plentiful 4th of July extravaganzas, and we’d hate to see you miss out!

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Check out these fun-filled red, white, and blue … Read the rest


10 Best Practices for Paddling the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Paddling is fun for everyone! Canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard…are you using the right vessel for Alpena’s unique blue spaces?

We want to make sure you enjoy your adventures safely. With the great variety of activities in the Alpena area, … Read the rest


Outdoor Yoga Vibes in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

You don’t have to be a certified Yogi to find inner peace and relaxation. On this International Yoga Day, all you need is a blanket, 20-minutes, and Alpena, MI.

Yoga on the beach by Charise McClendon

We’ve become a society … 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

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Creative Summer Activities Kids Will LOVE in Alpena!

School’s out for summer! Well, almost, and we are here to save your sanity from the “I’m bored” mantras and casual fridge raids! 

Whether your family is local or just visiting, there are plenty of entertaining activities for children in … 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


Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Bike Month in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Communities all around the country, from the east coast to the west coast, participate every May. Here is how you can too, right here in Alpena! 

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Through the Lens: Our Instagram Fans Tell the Story of April 2018

If you are not yet following @sanctuary_of_the_great_lakes on Instagram, you’re missing out! Check out these awesome photos taken by our IG fans during the month of April. They perfectly depict the timeline of events that Mother Nature bestowed upon us.

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