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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

8 Responsible Tips for Visiting Alpena, Michigan

Posted on April 21st, 2019
Travel is an enjoyable, enlightening, and rewarding experience. Here in Alpena, Michigan, the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, the region is especially proud of its green forests and open, blue water. In order to keep these abundant natural resources healthy and ready for plenty of adventures to com

Spring is Here, Watch for Cyclists!

Posted on April 19th, 2019
Spring is here and you know what that means? Baby animals, sunnier days, and cyclists! Many motorists on the road are unaware of the laws regarding cyclists and bike lanes. So, with the help of Tommy Dowd from Harborside Cycle & Sport, we’ve compiled a list of important laws and safety prec
Team "Tiny Hippos" escaped Aunt Peg's Attic!

Will You Escape in 60 Minutes or Less? Alpena Escape Rooms

Posted on April 5th, 2019
You may have heard about the biggest trend IRL (in real life) gaming that is sweeping through the nation via riddles and clues. Alpena Escape Rooms offers up a thrilling adventure that relies on you and your teammate’s wit and determination to make it out! Bay Motel, solve the clues to figure ou…

Devonian Period Fish Found Alive and Well in Rockport Quarry!

Posted on April 1st, 2019
You heard it here first! A 400 million-year-old Dunkleosteus was found alive and well over the weekend in the quarry of Rockport State Recreation Area.  A scientist takes weight and measurements. *Devon the Dunkle has been blurred to protect his identity. Rockport State Recreation Area is kno…

9 Ways to Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on March 27th, 2019
It’s Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes and it seems Old Man Winter has left our area *knocks on wood*. Although we are still in 30-40 degree temps, there are still lots of fun indoor activities to keep you and your kiddos occupied this week. 
  1. Spring Break Family Matinee: 5 diff
Travis Kowalsky, photography by Amber Nicole Thiessan

Catching Up with Alpena Native Travis Kowalsky, of The Way Down Wanderers

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
For this edition of “Where Are They Now”, we caught up with Alpena native Travis Kowalsky, banjo player from the folk band The Way Down Wanderers. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Maybe you have even watched them perform at Folk Fest one year!  The Way Down Wanderers, photography b…

A Complete Guide to Unconventional Pizza in Alpena

Posted on March 14th, 2019
It’s Pi Day, and we’ve gathered up a list of unusual, unique, one-of-a-kind, specialty pizza pies. You can find all of these unconventional pizzas at locally owned restaurants right here in Alpena.  Where will you venture off to tonight?
  • Court Yard Ristorante–