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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…

Churchill Pointe Inn, Your Gateway to Summer on Hubbard Lake

Posted on June 27th, 2019
Looking for the perfect lake getaway with all the comforts of home plus the amenities of a full-service inn? Churchill Pointe Inn is your gateway to summertime fun on Hubbard Lake! Overlooking pristine Hubbard Lake, Churchill Pointe Inn has been serving high quality, fresh cuisine and offering co…

Experience Alpena: One Thousand Words Pt. 1

Posted on June 14th, 2019
They say one picture can be worth a thousand words. Here is Alpena, Michigan. In more than one thousand words.  The covered bridge that leads you to an adventure on Island Park Dark skies at Rockport State Recreation Area. Photo by Paul Gerow. The “Little Free Library” in the Chisholm S…

From West Coast to Fresh Coast, Evolution of the Fresh Palate

Posted on June 6th, 2019
From the west coast to the fresh coast, how one man’s culinary journey took him from small-town Alpena, Michigan to the west side of the country, and back again.  Meet Eric Peterson. Father, brother, friend, community supporter, and Chef-owner of one of Alpena’s most popular dini…

Alpena’s Only Full-Service Hotel Continues 40-Year Tradition

Posted on May 30th, 2019
Just a stone’s throw from the picturesque covered wooden bridge at Duck & Island Parks, you’ll find Alpena’s only full-service hotel, providing a home away from home for 40 years. Alpena’s only full-service hotel, Ramada Alpena. Built in 1979, the property nestle…
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A Mission to Share a Smile, Born From a Mother’s Love For Her Marine

Posted on May 23rd, 2019
Edward James was an ambitious and outgoing young man. He wrestled and played football in junior and senior high school and was known to set high standards for himself, doing his best to excel in every new venture.  Edward “EJ” James In 2009, Edward went to boot camp to become a Unite…

Our Backstory: A Historic Look at the Port City of Alpena

Posted on May 15th, 2019
The historic port city of Alpena is nestled between a vast emerald forest and a clear blue bay.  Founded in 1871, Alpena began as an early commercial fishing port and soon grew to be one of the nation’s most profitable lumber harvesting locations. Lumber camps dotted the region and logs were f…

Find Your Soul Park in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on May 5th, 2019
Much like finding your “soul workout” or your “spirit animal”, finding your “soul park” is finding that space in nature that speaks to your mind, body, and spirit. It makes you feel grounded, yet free like a bird. It provides you mental clarity while also pro

Bass Fish Like a Pro with Alpena Bass Outfitters

Posted on April 25th, 2019
Alpena, Michigan has a reputation for being one of the best bass fishing hotspots in the nation. Do you want to learn all of the ins of outs of bass fishing Alpena like the pros?  Alpena Bass Outfitters has got you covered! Your northern Michigan smallmouth guide, Connor Gagnon, has been fishing the w