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Preparing for the Perseids; Alpena’s Dark Skies

The Perseids meteor shower is about to make another grand entrance into our night sky, and you will not want to miss this one!

This annual occurrence takes place between the dates of July 17th-August 24th. The Perseid meteor shower 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


Your Guide to the Super Blue Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Alpena, MI

A super blue blood red moon on the horizon. Photo by artist John E. Shepler

You’ve heard the saying “once in a blue moon”, but have you ever heard the saying, “once in a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse”? … Read the rest


A Sanctuary of Dark Skies

If we had to pick something new off the Alpena bucket list that you should never miss, it would be our dark sky experience! 

Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow

In February of 2016, three state parks in the … Read the rest


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