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Posen Potato Festival sign

A Peek Inside the Posen Potato Festival

Posted on September 9th, 2021
Local Experience Writer Lara King gives readers an inside look at a familiar favorite in Northeast Michigan. Alpena’s neighbor to the Northwest, Posen, has been celebrating the local potato harvest in Northeast Michigan for 67 years. Generations of families have grown up learning how to dance

Dinosaur Gardens: America’s Last Great Roadside Attraction

Posted on August 19th, 2021
Dinosaur Gardens: Over 80 Years as One of America’s Favorite Roadside Attractions What is considered one of America’s last great roadside attractions, Dinosaur Gardens offers a prehistoric walk through time. A T-Rex stomps through the pine trees, a family attempts to secure a wooly mammoth…
Hubbard Lake

Your Summertime Guide to Outdoor Dining in Alpena

Posted on July 29th, 2021
Summertime and the livin’s easy in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Nothing like relaxing on the patio with some good eats and a cold beverage, right? If you want to skip the effort and mess of cooking at home this summer, here are some great spots for outdoor dining in Alpena: Downtown Alpena:

Alpena’s 47th Annual MI Brown Trout Festival Begins!

Posted on July 15th, 2021
It’s time to try your luck at catching Big Brownie again! The 47th Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival begins this weekend, Friday July 16th.  Get in on the fishing action by joining one or more of the tournaments below:   2021 Tournaments 4th Annual Brown Trout TournamentJul
Blair St. Pier by Rick Houchin

8 Ideas for a Rainy Day in Alpena

Posted on July 7th, 2021
The arrival of spring and summer brings us warmer weather, greener foliage, and bluer skies. We often credit rainy days for spoiling our plans with somber days inside. Kick those rainy day habits to the side and let mother nature take a day to rest and grow while you follow these 8 ideas to making the mos

What’s Happening in Alpena on the 4th of July? 2021 Edition.

Posted on June 29th, 2021
Wondering what to do, where to go, and what to see this year in Alpena on 4th of July weekend? You’ve come to the right place! Here is our list of everything (that we know of) happening for the public this year:    July 3rd Coffee & Cars – Coffee and Cars is a casual event from 8 am &
Ossineke Beach. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

Posted on June 24th, 2021
Picture this: the “Big Lake” breeze dancing through your hair while blue waves lap at the golden sand under your feet. The air is warm and unsalted. Alpena is welcoming you! The coastal beaches of Alpena and surrounding areas are little gems. Gems tucked away in this Northeastern cor…

Get in the Spirit with “Spirit of the Blues” at Alpena Blues Fest!

Posted on June 10th, 2021
Picture it…Alpena 2021. The soothing tunes of the blues dances in your ears, a Michigan craft cocktail in hand on a warm, sunny day in June. You’re in Downtown Alpena at the Blues Fest!  Alpena Blues Festival headliner, Thornetta Davis Since taking the 2020 season off (the year we do no…
Aerial view of Rockport by Brandon Patterson

A Complete Guide to Alpena Area Michigan State Parks

Posted on May 27th, 2021
No trip to Alpena is complete until you’ve checked off all three of our Michigan state parks! While all 3 state parks are designated dark sky preserves, each one offers its own unique experiences for hiking, biking, stargazing, and swimming in Lake Huron. In no particular order: Rockport Sta
Rockport State Recreation Area sinkhole by Joe Gall Photography

8 Reasons to Put Alpena, MI on Your Summer Bucket List

Posted on May 12th, 2021
There are way more than 8 reasons why you should put Alpena, Michigan on your summer bucket list! For the sake of saving precious time, we’ve narrowed it down to 8 adventures that you absolutely MUST see and do during your Alpena vacation. Save this list to your summer 2021 “must-dosR
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