The Michigan State Police was formed during World War I to serve as a home guard as a home guard while many men were actively serving their country in the armed forces. Eventually, the … Read the rest
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
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… Read the rest
Here’s a look at some great fish to find in the inland waters of the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes
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
What to do with all that GoPro footage? Use it to win some cash!
Open call for entries into the first annual Fresh Takes Video Contest sponsored by the Alpena Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Put all that Alpena area … Read the rest
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.
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
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