Sanctuary of the great lakes

Adventures

paul gerow fall kayakingThe carefree days of your youth are alive and well in Alpena. Catching fireflies on warm summer evenings, searching for minnows with a net, reading a book under a shade tree, and watching the sunset while crickets provide background music are nostalgic experiences that we often wish we could relive. Alpena is that place where summer memories come alive as an everyday way of life, and stress floats away with the river current. Visit a downtown coffee shop to catch up on email, or disconnect to reconnect in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes are a gift from prehistoric glacier movement, and treasures have been left behind along the shores of Lake Huron and the many inland lakes and rivers. Hunt for fossils dating back 400 million years to the Devonian Period. Rocky edges along the shorelines, Rockport State Park Recreation Area, and the Lafarge Fossil Park at Besser Museum are perfect locations for an afternoon of prehistoric adventure. Follow it up with a trip to Dinosaur Gardens to see life-size prehistoric recreations.

Use our Adventure Checklist to find your explorer’s spirit: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes Adventure Checklist

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19th Hole (Twin Acres)

1081 U.S. 23 North Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-3712 Website: http://www.twinacres19thhole.com
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40 Mile Point Lighthouse

Alpena Michigan 49707 Website: http://www.40milepointlighthouse.org
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40 Winks Motel

1021 S. State Ave Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 354-5622 Website: http://www.40winksmotel.com

5th Avenue Antiques & Appraisals

303 South 5th Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-2356
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AJ’S Garden & Produce

1150 Salina Rd. Lachine Michigan 49753 Alt Phone: (989) 379-3061 Website: http://ajsberryfarm.com
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Al’s Pools & Spas

220 Sable St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3164
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Allegra- Marketing, Print, Mail

829 West Chisholm St., Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (866) 878-2096 Alt Phone: (989) 356-0834 Website: http://allegraalpena.com/
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Alpena Adventures

Home 3001 Werth Road Alpena MI 49707 Phone: (989) 464-7241 Website: Alpena Adventures
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Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce

235 West Chisholm St. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-4181 FAX: (989) 356-3999 Website: http://www.alpenachamber.com
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Alpena Beach Cabana on Lake Huron

Home South State Avenue Alpena, Michigan 49707 Phone: (810) 542-0331
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Alpena Best Western

1285 M-32 West Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: 1-800-WESTERN Alt Phone: (989) 356-9087 FAX: (989) 354-0543 Website: http://www.alpenabestwestern.com
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Alpena Bi-Path Trail

Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-340-2288
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Alpena Civic Theatre

401 River Street Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: 989-354-3624 Website: http://www.alpenacivictheater.com/
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Alpena County Fairgrounds

625 S. 11th Ave Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (989) 356-1847 Alt Phone: (989) 354-6016 Website: http://www.alpenacounty.org/fairgrounds.html
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Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library

211 North First Ave Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6188 Website: http://www.alpenalibrary.org
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Alpena County Plaza Pool

3303 S. Third Ave Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-8287 Website: http://www.alpenaplazapool.com
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Alpena County Regional Airport

1617 Airport Rd. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-2907 Website: http://www.alpenaairport.com
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Alpena Days Inn

1496 M-32 W Alpena Michigan 49707 Phone: (800) 582-9050 Alt Phone: (989) 356-6118 Website: http://www.daysinn.com/hotel/04670
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Alpena Embroidery & Trophies

104 N. Second Ave. Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-3053
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Alpena Events Complex (APlex)

701 Woodward Avenue Alpena Michigan 49707 Alt Phone: (989) 354-6164 Website: http://www.aplex.org
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420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
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