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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…
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…
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…

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…

Through These Gates: The Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour

Posted on October 7th, 2021
Have you tried the Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour yet? Here’s a first-hand experience, as told by Alpena local and CVB staff member, JoEllen DesRocher.  This walking tour, created by the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library and available through the izi.travel app, begins an…
Posen Potato Festival sign

A Peek Inside the Posen Potato Festival

Posted on September 9th, 2021
Local Experience Writer Lara King gives readers an inside look at a familiar favorite in Northeast Michigan. Alpena’s neighbor to the Northwest, Posen, has been celebrating the local potato harvest in Northeast Michigan for 67 years. Generations of families have grown up learning how to dance

Dinosaur Gardens: America’s Last Great Roadside Attraction

Posted on August 19th, 2021
Dinosaur Gardens: Over 80 Years as One of America’s Favorite Roadside Attractions What is considered one of America’s last great roadside attractions, Dinosaur Gardens offers a prehistoric walk through time. A T-Rex stomps through the pine trees, a family attempts to secure a wooly mammoth…

Alpena’s 47th Annual MI Brown Trout Festival Begins!

Posted on July 15th, 2021
It’s time to try your luck at catching Big Brownie again! The 47th Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival begins this weekend, Friday July 16th.  Get in on the fishing action by joining one or more of the tournaments below:   2021 Tournaments 4th Annual Brown Trout TournamentJul
Blair St. Pier by Rick Houchin

8 Ideas for a Rainy Day in Alpena

Posted on July 7th, 2021
The arrival of spring and summer brings us warmer weather, greener foliage, and bluer skies. We often credit rainy days for spoiling our plans with somber days inside. Kick those rainy day habits to the side and let mother nature take a day to rest and grow while you follow these 8 ideas to making the mos
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