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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…
bobs bullpen

Bob’s Bullpen + Arcade, Theater, & Bulldogs (Oh, my!)

Posted on December 10th, 2020
Bob’s Bullpen at 125 N. 2nd Avenue offers not one, not two, but FOUR different entertainment options for customers, foodies, and passersby looking for something fun to do downtown!  First up, Bob’s Bullpen Comic books galore! Northern Michigan’s largest collection of new a…

Why Re-Tails Boutique is the Purr-Fect Holiday Shopping Spot!

Posted on November 17th, 2020
Re-Tails Boutique is the cat’s meow when it comes to all things home decor and pet-related. If you have an animal lover, a person who has everything, or a DIY’er on your shopping list, here is why Re-Tails Boutique is a holiday must! What a variety! Bags, coffee mugs, cat tepees, and more&…

Fishing, Food, and Fun is Year-Round at The Parker House

Posted on November 10th, 2020
Lake season is every season if you live in northern Michigan! The Parker House on Long Lake is open year-round to accommodate the summer sun worshippers, the winter ice fishers, and everyone in between for the spring and autumn seasons. If you haven’t been to The Parker House for some time, you…
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…

Fall into Fun in the Alpena Area

Posted on October 13th, 2020
You haven’t truly experienced an authentic Autumn until you have traveled to Northern Michigan. October is the month of leaves, apples, donuts, and hayrides. As we leave summer, we transition into the season of cozy flannel shirts, hats, scarves, and gloves. You can experience everything fall…

Thunder Bay Winery Weighs in on Vineyard Sustainability and Sheep

Posted on September 17th, 2020
What do wine and sheep have in common? No, this is not a pun, it’s sustainable harvesting practices of course! We caught up with Thunder Bay Winery owner/operators Jeremy and Janis Sahr to find out more about these gentle, wooly creatures and how they help around the vineyard. Vineyard golden…

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…
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