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Island Park bridge by Rick Houchin

10 Tips to Find Your Winter Hygge Lifestyle in Alpena

Posted on January 15th, 2021
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
Dark sky photography above Lake Huron

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

Posted on December 29th, 2020
The new year is coming and 2020 really did a number on us all, so it is time to be excited (or maybe cautiously optimistic) about 2021! 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…
Dog and child laying in snow

Let it Snow! 5 Fun Things to Do After a Snowstorm in Alpena

Posted on December 17th, 2020
There are so many things to do after an Alpena snowstorm, like shovel…plow…snow blow…you know, the adult stuff. Set that aside for a couple of hours of care-free fun with these MUCH better ideas, from us to you!  Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy o…
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Top Haunted Places and Urban Legends of Alpena

Posted on October 20th, 2020
A bump in the night, a whisper in your ear. Is it your imagination? Perhaps it’s the wind. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s something else.  Hauntings, urban legends, and Native American folklore are cultural experiences that can be found all over the world. Alpena is no exception with a rich histo…

Dinosaur Gardens: America’s Last Great Roadside Attraction

Posted on August 27th, 2020
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 CVB Fresh Takes Video Contest

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Submit your Alpena adventure footage and possibly win some cash! Open call for entries into the Third Annual Fresh Takes Video Contest sponsored by the Alpena Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Put all your Alpena area adventure video footage from 2020 together and submit a 30 second to 2-minu…
North Bay Trail at New Presque Isle Lighthouse.

How to Make the Most Out of a Day Trip to Presque Isle County

Posted on July 14th, 2020
Looking for a day trip idea? Take an adventure north of Alpena to Presque Isle County, where lakes and trails await you. Sometimes you need to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to a place that is surrounded by nature. Rejuvenate by taking a stroll through the woods, inhaling
Two fisherman posing with their catch of the day

Bass Fish Like a Pro with Alpena Bass Outfitters

Posted on July 13th, 2020
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
Rockport State Recreation Area sinkhole by Joe Gall Photography

8 Reasons to Put Alpena, MI on Your Summer Bucket List

Posted on June 18th, 2020
There are way more than 8 reasons why you should put Alpena, Michigan on your summer bucket list! For the sake of saving precious time, we’ve narrowed it down to 8 adventures that you absolutely MUST see and do during your Alpena vacation. Save this list to your summer bucket list this season or s
Bikes on the bi-path along Lake Huron

Find Your Soul Park in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on June 11th, 2020
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
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