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Alpena Salt Spa salt room and massage table

7 Reasons Why You Should Experience Alpena Salt Spa

Posted on October 30th, 2019
With Alpena Salt Spa’s grand opening in Alpena less than a year ago, this one-of-a-kind spa has become a big hit in the community. Equipped to give you a unique experience while de-stressing and detoxifying your body, take a look at the Alpena Salt Spa experience highlighted below: In the vide…
Interior of a vacation suite at 40 Winks Motel, shows couch and kitchen

Get Your 40 Winks in Alpena this Fall/Winter Season

Posted on October 17th, 2019
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 rece…

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

Forty-Five North Art Gallery, A Big City Experience in a Small Town Environment

Posted on September 19th, 2019
Every business has a story. How it came to be, the trials and tribulations along the way, and the successes. Here is a peek behind one of Alpena’s newest art galleries, Forty-Five North Art Gallery. We caught up with owner/artist August Matuzak to find out more about his story and the story behi

Coming Soon! Catch the Northern Lights Over Alpena

Posted on August 30th, 2019
This Labor Day weekend is forecast to bring the northern lights over Alpena! This special phenomenon is known as the Aurora Borealis and is more commonly referred to as the “northern lights”. Typically seen throughout Canada and Alaska, the Aurora Borealis will be able to be seen as fa…
45th Parallel sign

Through the Lens: Alpena’s Summer on the ‘Gram 2019

Posted on August 23rd, 2019
If you follow visit_alpena on Instagram, you can see it’s been a quite a “gram-worthy” summer! As we prep for back-to-school on Monday now is the perfect time to reflect on those sandy summer memories.   Here are just a few of our favorites from our Instagram feed this summer
Beer barrel at the Nucleus Lounge

Crafted in the Hand; Michigan-Made Spirits at Nucleus Lounge in Alpena

Posted on August 15th, 2019
What do bananas, rye, and Alpena all have in common?  Answer: the one and only perfectly custom-crafted Journeyman Distillery rye whiskey- only available at Nucleus Lounge in downtown Alpena! Chef Eric Peterson of the Fresh Palate/Nucleus Lounge wanted to bring a signature style to the drinks i…
New Presque Isle Lighthouse. Photo by Taran Schatz

11 Day Trip Ideas with South Bay Car Rental

Posted on August 8th, 2019
Ever find yourself up for an adventure but lacking wheels? Exploring hidden gems in the Alpena area is made easier with help from Alpena’s South Bay Car Rental. Whether it’s for a day trip, a long weekend, or an extended time, South Bay Car Rental will hook you up with the perfect vehicl
Ossineke Beach. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

Posted on July 25th, 2019
Picture this: the “Big Lake” breeze dancing through your hair while blue waves lap at the golden sand under your feet. The air is warm and unsalted. Alpena is welcoming you! The coastal beaches of Alpena and surrounding areas are little gems. Gems tucked away in this Northeastern cor…
Leo the Adventure Cat

A Day in the Life of Leo: Alpena’s Adventure Cat

Posted on July 12th, 2019
Cat lovers rejoice, as hitting the trails has never been more exciting! Thanks to sites like adventurecats.org, and Instagram feline stars Bolt and Keel, a new trend is emerging and active young adults are bringing out their feline companions in cat-packs and harnesses to join them in outdoor adve
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