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9 Winter Lodging Escapes for Your Alpena Winter-wonderland Adventures

Posted on January 18th, 2021
We know summer is awesome, but so is winter and winter often misses out on the credit it deserves. We are challenging you to come to Alpena and experience a TRUE Michigan winter.  Are you up for it? The snowfall and outdoor recreation opportunities are not over yet. Here is a list of ideas to get your win…
Island Park bridge by Rick Houchin

10 Tips to Find Your Winter Hygge Lifestyle in Alpena

Posted on January 15th, 2021
Hygge – pronounced “hoo-ga”, is a Danish concept that cannot be translated into a single word but encompasses the overall cozy feeling of contentment and well-being by enjoying the simple things in life. This is especially popular during the winter months when everyone seeks
Alpena Winter Carnival 1959

Stories of Yesteryear: Remembering Alpena’s Winter Carnival

Posted on January 8th, 2021
The winter weather has us reminiscing on days gone by. Back between the early 1930s to the 1960s when Alpena hosted a winter carnival during the snowiest time of the year. Alpena’s first winter carnival queen, Mary Meharg 1935. Photo courtesy of the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library…
Dark sky photography above Lake Huron

Alpena’s Bucket List: The New Year’s Resolution Edition

Posted on December 29th, 2020
The new year is coming and 2020 really did a number on us all, so it is time to be excited (or maybe cautiously optimistic) about 2021! Whether you are a local or a tourist, a bucket list is a great way to explore your own backyard and Michigan treasures. As the official Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, Alpena…
Dog and child laying in snow

Let it Snow! 5 Fun Things to Do After a Snowstorm in Alpena

Posted on December 17th, 2020
There are so many things to do after an Alpena snowstorm, like shovel…plow…snow blow…you know, the adult stuff. Set that aside for a couple of hours of care-free fun with these MUCH better ideas, from us to you!  Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy o…
bobs bullpen

Bob’s Bullpen + Arcade, Theater, & Bulldogs (Oh, my!)

Posted on December 10th, 2020
Bob’s Bullpen at 125 N. 2nd Avenue offers not one, not two, but FOUR different entertainment options for customers, foodies, and passersby looking for something fun to do downtown!  First up, Bob’s Bullpen Comic books galore! Northern Michigan’s largest collection of new a…

What’s New at Austin Brothers Beer Company?

Posted on December 3rd, 2020
Have you heard the latest news about Austin Brothers Beer Company, Alpena’s brewpub?  Let’s fill you in! New infrared heaters installed above the outdoor seating area. Since the Covid19 pandemic and subsequent business shutdowns, Austin Brothers, like many other local business…

The Gales of November in Shipwreck Alley

Posted on November 24th, 2020
November is shipwreck month here in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. Alpena is home to Thunder Bay, which is known as “shipwreck alley.” It is the resting spot for over 200 shipwrecks, many of them which sunk during the month of November. In fact, it is quite common that most shipwrecks along…

Why Re-Tails Boutique is the Purr-Fect Holiday Shopping Spot!

Posted on November 17th, 2020
Re-Tails Boutique is the cat’s meow when it comes to all things home decor and pet-related. If you have an animal lover, a person who has everything, or a DIY’er on your shopping list, here is why Re-Tails Boutique is a holiday must! What a variety! Bags, coffee mugs, cat tepees, and more&…

Fishing, Food, and Fun is Year-Round at The Parker House

Posted on November 10th, 2020
Lake season is every season if you live in northern Michigan! The Parker House on Long Lake is open year-round to accommodate the summer sun worshippers, the winter ice fishers, and everyone in between for the spring and autumn seasons. If you haven’t been to The Parker House for some time, you…
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