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10 Things To Do While Social Distancing

Posted on March 23rd, 2020
Now more than ever, it is so important to stay calm and healthy during this period of social distancing. Here are 10 different ideas for you to do from home to help you stay focused and keep the boredom away. A good cup of coffee or tea, a book or a journal, and a snack for social distancing days. Photo by Kin…

Everyone Is Irish On St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 17th, 2020
On March 17th, everyone is Irish! This week we will celebrate the annual tradition of St. Patrick’s Day and our Irish heritage by wearing green, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage. But where did this all come from? The traditional Irish St. Patrick’s day feast consisted of p…

A Day Disconnected: Discovering Alpena Without Your Smartphone

Posted on March 2nd, 2020
You read the title right. We are suggesting the unimaginable…the unthinkable…the unfathomable act of leaving your phone at home! Or at least in your car. It’s time to discover Alpena, disconnected. Choose your Alpena adventure! Don’t get us wrong, we want you to share y…

Be Mine, Alpena: 5 Ideas to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

Posted on February 11th, 2020
For some of you, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and happiness while eating a romantic dinner and bestowing special gifts upon your significant other. For others, it is just another commercialized holiday that spins the wheels of a society controlled by consumerism. Which one sou

Get Out of the Elements and Into Your Element at These Alpena Art Workshops

Posted on February 6th, 2020
Does the winter season have you feeling the full effects of cabin fever? Do you want to get out of the house but not into the cold? No need to brave the elements, get into your element by painting, sculpting, crafting, and meditating your way into spring! We have the cure for your cabin fever blues with th
Winter Forest Bathing. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2020
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are long over. This is the time when the full effects of a true northern Michigan winter start to wash over us, bringing feelings of cabin fever, seasonal depression, and anxiousness for spring. Try out these ideas to kick those feelings to the curb and make yo…
Island Park bridge by Rick Houchin

10 Tips to Find Your Winter Hygge Lifestyle in Alpena

Posted on January 13th, 2020
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

New Year, Improved You; Find Your Motivation at Performance Locker in Alpena

Posted on January 3rd, 2020
With the New Year upon us (Hello 2020!), you’re probably thinking of your resolutions; things you may want to change in your life, or things you may want to keep up as we go into the new era of roaring ’20s. Performance Locker in Alpena is ready to keep you accountable! 1:1 training in a grou…

Find Fall Color in Alpena’s Top Walks in Nature

Posted on September 27th, 2019
Overcast skies, colorful forest beds, stunning lakeside views, and rich pieces of history are just the beginning of what you’ll discover when you explore the Alpena Area. We have approximately 2 more weeks until our fall color is in full swing!  Walks by the Water Ocqueoc Falls Besser Natur

13 Ways to Fall for Fall This Season in Alpena

Posted on September 13th, 2019
The census is in, Alpena loves fall! What’s not to love? With all the colors, the sweet treats, and warm yumminess of mulled spirits in your belly, it’s hard not to love the autumn season in this area! Be sure to check out the following events and fun things to do to make your fall in Alpena ex…
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