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Forty-Five North Art Gallery, A Big City Experience in a Small Town Environment

Posted on September 19th, 2019
Every business has a story. How it came to be, the trials and tribulations along the way, and the successes. Here is a peek behind one of Alpena’s newest art galleries, Forty-Five North Art Gallery. We caught up with owner/artist August Matuzak to find out more about his story and the story behi

13 Ways to Fall for Fall This Season in Alpena

Posted on September 13th, 2019
The census is in, Alpena loves fall! What’s not to love? With all the colors, the sweet treats, and warm yumminess of mulled spirits in your belly, it’s hard not to love the autumn season in this area! Be sure to check out the following events and fun things to do to make your fall in Alpena ex…

All You Need to Know About Thundery Bay Winery’s Harvest Festival

Posted on September 5th, 2019
It’s that time of year again. The air starts to get crisp, we start obsessively thinking about pumpkin everything, and most importantly…the Thunder Bay Winery celebrates their Harvest Festival! If you caught our July newsletter (sign up and subscribe here), you read about Thunder B…

Coming Soon! Catch the Northern Lights Over Alpena

Posted on August 30th, 2019
This Labor Day weekend is forecast to bring the northern lights over Alpena! This special phenomenon is known as the Aurora Borealis and is more commonly referred to as the “northern lights”. Typically seen throughout Canada and Alaska, the Aurora Borealis will be able to be seen as fa…

Through the Lens: Alpena’s Summer on the ‘Gram 2019

Posted on August 23rd, 2019
If you follow visit_alpena on Instagram, you can see it’s been a quite a “gram-worthy” summer! As we prep for back-to-school on Monday now is the perfect time to reflect on those sandy summer memories.   Here are just a few of our favorites from our Instagram feed this summer

Crafted in the Hand; Michigan-Made Spirits at Nucleus Lounge in Alpena

Posted on August 15th, 2019
What do bananas, rye, and Alpena all have in common?  Answer: the one and only perfectly custom-crafted Journeyman Distillery rye whiskey- only available at Nucleus Lounge in downtown Alpena! Chef Eric Peterson of the Fresh Palate/Nucleus Lounge wanted to bring a signature style to the drinks i…
New Presque Isle Lighthouse. Photo by Taran Schatz

11 Day Trip Ideas with South Bay Car Rental

Posted on August 8th, 2019
Ever find yourself up for an adventure but lacking wheels? Exploring hidden gems in the Alpena area is made easier with help from Alpena’s South Bay Car Rental. Whether it’s for a day trip, a long weekend, or an extended time, South Bay Car Rental will hook you up with the perfect vehicl

Pedal and Paddle Your Way Through Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on July 31st, 2019
In summer we ditch our vehicles in exchange for pedals and paddles because this is Alpena, and there is no better way to see our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes than by bike, canoe, SUP, or kayak! One of the best ways to pedal or paddle your way around town is by connecting with Alpena Pedal & Paddle Renta…

The Presque Isle Lodge – Defining the Destination Since 1920

Posted on July 18th, 2019
Nestled on the coast of beautiful Grand Lake halfway between Alpena and Rogers City, Presque Isle Lodge provides a peaceful escape from the stressors and hustle of big city living. The History… The Lodge was built in 1920 by Newell A. Eddy Jr., when the construction of what would become US-23 o…

Celebrate Independence Day with this Dynamic, All-American Small Town!

Posted on July 2nd, 2019
🇺🇸 Who’s ready to celebrate Independence Day? Check out these 4th of July highlights in the Alpena area. 🎉🎆🎇What is your favorite 4th of July event? 😎 It all starts Wednesday, July 3, in the evening: 1. Battle of the Paddles & Craft Beer Tasting, Wednesday 7/3 from…