Sanctuary of the great lakes

27 Spots Worth Pulling Over For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Discover new territory; from rolling fields of farmland to sunrises and dark skies, tall virgin pines, crashing Lake Huron waves and historic relics from our lumbering days, the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes region offers plenty of low-key, relaxed adventures.

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Preparing for the Perseids; Alpena’s Dark Skies

The Perseids meteor shower is about to make another grand entrance into our night sky, and you will not want to miss this one!

This annual occurrence takes place between the dates of July 17th-August 24th. The Perseid meteor shower Read the rest


8 Inspiring Ways to Go Camping in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Glamping, Survivalist, Tenting. What kind of camper are you?

Negwegon State Park is a beautiful site for rustic style camping. Photo courtesy Josh Stephan

From the interior of a dense forest to fresh breezes off Lake Huron, camping provides an … Read the rest


9 Iconic Wedding Photo Backdrops in Alpena’s Great Outdoors

It’s wedding season! Are you getting married in Alpena? Whether you are getting hitched this year or the next, it’s time to start thinking about those jaw-dropping photo backdrops that showcase the beauty of your big day.

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10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

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 … Read the rest


10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

 

little girl enjoying an ice cream cone

Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer day at Culligan Plaza downtown! Photo courtesy Michele Madison

How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course!

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What’s Happening in Alpena for the 4th of July?

Celebrate America’s 241st birthday with this dynamic, all-American small town!

Alpena, Michigan has become famous for plentiful 4th of July extravaganzas, and we’d hate to see you miss out!

Cardboard Boat Regatta

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10 Best Practices for Paddling the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Paddling is fun for everyone! Canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard…are you using the right vessel for Alpena’s unique blue spaces?

We want to make sure you enjoy your adventures safely. With the great variety of activities in the Alpena area, … Read the rest


Outdoor Yoga Vibes in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

You don’t have to be a certified Yogi to find inner peace and relaxation. On this International Yoga Day, all you need is a blanket, 20-minutes, and Alpena, MI.

Yoga on the beach by Charise McClendon

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Complete Summer Guide to Waterfront Dining in Alpena

 

A stunning view of Hubbard Lake awaits you at Churchill Pointe Inn

Relaxing lakeside is a way of life here in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. As soon as summer shines upon us, we live, breathe, and hashtag

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