Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Opening Soon in Alpena!

May 9, 2024

The spring season is here and summer weather is fast approaching, which means our seasonal businesses are now open or opening their doors very soon! Here is the list of Alpena's seasonal businesses and their opening dates: Lady Michigan glass bottom boat tours - NOW OPEN [caption id="attachment_3237" align="alignright" width="300"]...

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Exploring Alpena – Top 5 Spring Day Trips to Spark Adventure

April 30, 2024

Spring is a wonderful time to explore Michigan's lower northeastern corner, known as the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, before the busy summer season hits! Check out our top 5 places to explore in Alpena and the micropolitan region.  Downtown Alpena Mural Trail - Downtown Alpena boasts a variety of...

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Spring is Here, Watch for Cyclists!

April 26, 2024

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...

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Through the Green Door at Neighborhood Provisions

April 19, 2024

It's a good day to have a good day and stop by Neighborhood Provisions - Alpena's first medical and recreational cannabis dispensary! Locally owned and family-operated, Neighborhood Provisions is a community-driven recreational and medical provisioning center taking a creative approach to cannabis solutions to help you find a happier and...

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5 Ways to Tell Spring Has Sprung in Alpena

April 16, 2024

Spring may have been “official” on March 20th, but a well-seasoned Michigander knows that spring is not really here until mother nature tells us so! Here are 5 ways for you to remember how to tell when spring is “official” here in Alpena… 3 pretty Robin eggs; photo courtesy of Nikki Geno...

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