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A Complete Guide to Alpena’s Ice Festival at Mich-e-ke-wis Park

Posted on January 13th, 2022
Join us at the Alpena Ice Festival on Saturday, February 12, 2022!  With the leadership of Thunder Bay Arts, the Comstock Fund of First Congregational UCC, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, SOME-CPA, Shaun Michael Osborne, City of Alpena DDA and Alpena Fire Department, an Alpena Ice Fest will he…

7 Winter Lodging Escapes for Your Alpena Winter-Wonderland Adventures

Posted on January 6th, 2022
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…
Dark sky photography above Lake Huron

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

Posted on December 29th, 2021
The new year is coming and it’s time to leave 2021 in the past along with 2020!  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 is particularly full of treasures; you just n…
Little Red Lighthouse. Photo by Judy Hart.

Our Backstory: A Historic Look at the Port City of Alpena

Posted on December 16th, 2021
The historic port city of Alpena is nestled between a vast emerald forest and a clear blue bay.  Fishing and Lumbering  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…

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

Posted on December 7th, 2021
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! Re-Tails Boutique is a quirky, upscale resale shop and b…
Interior of a vacation suite at 40 Winks Motel, shows couch and kitchen

Get Your 40 Winks in Alpena this Winter Season

Posted on December 2nd, 2021
If you’re looking to travel to Alpena during the off-season, but still looking for those gorgeous beach views while being close to amenities, 40 Winks Motel & Vacation Rentals has the perfect accommodations for you. One of Alpena’s longest-running family-owned motels has enha…
Road to Chippewa Hills Pathway by Steve Jakubcin

15 Things We Are Thankful For in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on November 24th, 2021
With Thanksgiving approaching on Thursday, this is the perfect time to reflect on our lives over the past year and be grateful for what we have, what obstacles we have overcome, and for what the future may bring us.  This Thanksgiving we wanted to share everything we are grateful for that Alpena has t…

The Gales of November in Shipwreck Alley

Posted on November 10th, 2021
November is Shipwreck Month and here in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, there is no shortage. 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 th…

Alpena Shades of Autumn: Where to Find Nature’s Color Palette

Posted on October 19th, 2021
Grab your cameras and check out this list of some of the best places to see the shades of autumn in Alpena, hand-picked by our Facebook fans. Alpena Autumn in Evergreen Cemetery Take a drive down Washington Ave. and as you look into Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, the colors of the trees…

Murder, Mystery, Dinner, and a Show

Posted on October 14th, 2021
The morning air has a certain crispness. Leaves are changing color. The fog rolls in. It’s “spooky” season! Murder mystery dinner at Rosa’s Lookout Inn. While October will culminate in costumes and candy for kids, many adults will spend the month attending themed costume parties and…
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