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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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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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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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15 Uniquely Northeast Michigan Wedding Locations You’ll Love

Love is in the air! Looking for unusual, unique, out of the box locations for a wedding ceremony or reception near the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? From lighthouses and museums, to islands, a rooftop, and even a historic flour … Read the rest


Do you know the history of Alpena’s Second Avenue Bridge?

In 1862, before Alpena’s first bridge was built across the Thunder Bay River, a ferry boat was the only means of travel between the north and south sections of this rapidly growing Northeast Michigan town.

Alpena's first 2nd Avenue bridge in 1865

Construction of Alpena’s first 2nd

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Never Skip a Beat with Alpena’s Guide to Live Music

There is power in live music. It’s relaxing, entertaining, and fun to dance to. There are many terrific places in Alpena to enjoy that sweet sound; from dive bars, to hip little restaurants, to outdoor festivals. It’s all here, so … Read the rest


The 7 Lighthouse Adventure

Northeast Michigan is home to seven spectacular lighthouses that help guide ships to safe harbor. Most lighthouses are open mid-May through mid-October. View just one, or all of them, at your own pace, or enjoy a self-guided driving tour of … Read the rest


The Alpena Christmas Tree Shoppers Guide: Artificial vs. Real?

The long standing debate we go through every Christmas season, to get a real tree this year or an artificial one? There is no right or wrong answer, it is as simple as getting what is right for your wants … Read the rest


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