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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

The Twinkling Lights of Summer

Posted on June 21st, 2019
Lightning bug or firefly? Which term do you use? The distant blink goes almost undetected at first notice. Some may even rub their eyes to make sure they’re seeing straight. Was it a blink? Staring off into the darkness, something in your periphery catches your attention. Another blink? With wond…

Experience Alpena: One Thousand Words Pt. 1

Posted on June 14th, 2019
They say one picture can be worth a thousand words. Here is Alpena, Michigan. In more than one thousand words.  The covered bridge that leads you to an adventure on Island Park Dark skies at Rockport State Recreation Area. Photo by Paul Gerow. The “Little Free Library” in the Chisholm S…

From West Coast to Fresh Coast, Evolution of the Fresh Palate

Posted on June 6th, 2019
From the west coast to the fresh coast, how one man’s culinary journey took him from small-town Alpena, Michigan to the west side of the country, and back again.  Meet Eric Peterson. Father, brother, friend, community supporter, and Chef-owner of one of Alpena’s most popular dini…

Alpena’s Only Full-Service Hotel Continues 40-Year Tradition

Posted on May 30th, 2019
Just a stone’s throw from the picturesque covered wooden bridge at Duck & Island Parks, you’ll find Alpena’s only full-service hotel, providing a home away from home for 40 years. Alpena’s only full-service hotel, Ramada Alpena. Built in 1979, the property nestle…

Bass Fish Like a Pro with Alpena Bass Outfitters

Posted on April 25th, 2019
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

8 Responsible Tips for Visiting Alpena, Michigan

Posted on April 21st, 2019
Travel is an enjoyable, enlightening, and rewarding experience. Here in Alpena, Michigan, the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, the region is especially proud of its green forests and open, blue water. In order to keep these abundant natural resources healthy and ready for plenty of adventures to com

Devonian Period Fish Found Alive and Well in Rockport Quarry!

Posted on April 1st, 2019
You heard it here first! A 400 million-year-old Dunkleosteus was found alive and well over the weekend in the quarry of Rockport State Recreation Area.  A scientist takes weight and measurements. *Devon the Dunkle has been blurred to protect his identity. Rockport State Recreation Area is kno…

9 Ways to Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on March 27th, 2019
It’s Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes and it seems Old Man Winter has left our area *knocks on wood*. Although we are still in 30-40 degree temps, there are still lots of fun indoor activities to keep you and your kiddos occupied this week. 
  1. Spring Break Family Matinee: 5 diff
Travis Kowalsky, photography by Amber Nicole Thiessan

Catching Up with Alpena Native Travis Kowalsky, of The Way Down Wanderers

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
For this edition of “Where Are They Now”, we caught up with Alpena native Travis Kowalsky, banjo player from the folk band The Way Down Wanderers. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Maybe you have even watched them perform at Folk Fest one year!  The Way Down Wanderers, photography b…