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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


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! 

Whether you … Read the rest


A Day Disconnected: Discovering Alpena Without Your Smartphone

You read the title right. We are (GASP!) suggesting the unimaginable…the unthinkable…the unfathomable act of leaving your phone at home! Or at least in your car. 

Choose your Alpena adventure!

Don’t get us wrong, we want you to share your … Read the rest


Be Mine, Alpena: 5 Ideas to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

 

A winter adventure with a favorite companion makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day! Photo by Sandy Blumenthal

For some of you, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and happiness while eating a romantic dinner and bestowing special … Read the rest


10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Old man winter wraps Norway Ridge in a beautiful blanket of fluffy white! Winter photography by Laura Wolosiewicz

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of a true northern … Read the rest


Quick List of Celebrations & Adventures to Ring in the New Year in Alpena

Happy New Year, Alpena!

Preparations for celebrating the New Year are underway! Numerous Alpena establishments are rolling out their holiday best while ringing in the new year and new beginnings. Where will you be toasting? Check out this list of … 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


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