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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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It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

This week brings the 6th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival to Alpena, with over 40 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world. 

One special film that will be featured is “The Big Read the rest


Exploring Alpena History with Kids this Holiday Season

In less than a month it will be Christmas break for the kiddos. Which can only mean three things: lazy mornings lounging in pj’s til afternoon, cartoons for days, and the inevitable phrase every parent hears at least once or … Read the rest


Get Ready to Hit the Trails This Autumn!

Slow down and become one with nature this fall in the  Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; relax, rejuvenate, and restore. Within moments you can be out on a trail, from groomed woodland trails to gentle paved trails in the city. Wander … Read the rest


Experience Alpena, Michigan: Satisfying Millennial Wanderlust

Take a Hike!

Millennial (mil-len-nial)- noun

  1. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (if you were born between 1982-2004) 

Wanderlust (wan-der-lust)- noun

  1. a strong desire to travel 

We read about it every day. What Millennials are doing, … 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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6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the bikingnew vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.

  1. Think about
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Pokémon GO Hits Alpena…Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Don’t call it a comeback! Pokémon is still sweeping the nation like it’s 1998 with a new app that was just released last Wednesday called “Pokémon GO!”.  If you vaguely remember Pokémon, or if you don’t, here is a brief … Read the rest


How 5 Hours Can Re-Shape Your Weekends

Sunrise kayak over wildlife sanctuary

Get back to nature with a peaceful kayak cruise through the waters of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow.

Did you know that the average American has only 5 hours of leisure time on the weekends? Between … Read the rest


You Might Love Alpena If…

paul gerow night sky

Dark skies abound in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow

…you love snorkeling and diving the shipwrecks of  Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free!

…you love ripping through the trails … Read the rest


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420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
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