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Nostalgic Family Fun: Lee’s Mini Golf Course

Posted on March 13th, 2015
Generations of family fun at Lee’s Mini-golf! Lee’s Miniature Golf Course in Alpena is known as the oldest, continuously run mini-golf course in the state of Michigan. It may look simple at first glance, but Lee’s proves to be a challenging course with a good old-fashioned desi…

From Road Trip to Local Brewery

Posted on March 5th, 2015
Brant and Blake turned their favorite vacation town into their dream hometown. The Austin family discovered Alpena about 10 years ago while on a month long family road trip in a motor home. Leaving their hometown just outside of San Diego, California, Dana and Julie Austin, along with their two sons

Cabin Creek Voted Best Coffee Shop

Posted on March 2nd, 2015
Cabin Creek Coffee is without a doubt one of the best places to hang out in downtown Alpena, and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Our hometown coffee house recently won the MLive People’s Choice award for all of Northern Lower Michigan and the U.P! The comfortable and casual vibe in this family…

Norman Rockwell Come to Life

Posted on June 20th, 2014
Picturesque City of Alpena Marina, picture courtesy Stephanie Collman. What do you mean you are moving to Alpena? Where is Alpena?” So asked my Texan in-laws who grew ever more astonished as we showed them this tiny town we had simply found on a blog while searching the internet from our home in Fort…

Sasquatch Spotted in Alpena, Michigan!

Posted on January 31st, 2014
There was a Sasquatch siting in Alpena, Michigan! He came to check out the Major League Fishing tournament and took a tour of the community while he was here.  …

Snowshoe Paradise in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2014
Mary Beth explains the basics snowshoeing; how to choose the right snowshoe, binding, and where to go to enjoy this activity in Alpena.  

Ice Skating in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2014
Alpena is a great place to spend time with family and enjoy the age-old activity of ice skating. Mary Beth gets some tips from former competitive skater Kelsey Fabian on how to improve ice skating skill.

Sinkhole Exploration in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2014
Did you know more than 200 sinkholes dot the landscape across Northeast Michigan? Mary Beth explains the geology behind how sinkholes are formed and visits some of Alpena’s most popular sinks.

Kayaking in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2014
Alpena offers a multitude of settings for relaxed adventure. Mary Beth explains the basics of kayaking on Thunder Bay River.
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