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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

Saddle Up in Alpena with Rose Creek Horse Adventures

Posted on November 4th, 2020
Alpena local, Amanda Sumerix has always loved horses and dreamt of one day working on a ranch in Wyoming. Little did she know that one day she would be living that dream and eventually owning her own horse riding business in her home town. Sumerix started riding lessons when she was 9 years old. “I lov…
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

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
Autumn Mornings on Blair Street Pier. Photo by Justin Christensen Cooper.
Ice cream at Downtown Scoops

Changing the Narrative, One Scoop at a Time

Posted on November 28th, 2018
When Aaron Buza and his wife Kari were approached about taking over ownership of Downtown Scoops in Alpena, they were honored and excited. Established in 2011 by Chris and Missi LeFave, Downtown Scoops has delighted local residents and visitors with their homemade waffle cones, unique flavor var

Alpena Fall Scavenger Hunt

Posted on November 1st, 2018
Halloween may be over with, but the fall fun doesn’t have to be! If you’re looking for something fun and out of the ordinary to do on Sunday Fun-days with friends and family, why not try out our fall scavenger hunt? The rules are simple: the first one to check off all of the items on the list wi…

Alpena Shades of Autumn: Where to Find Nature’s Color Palette

Posted on October 10th, 2018
The fall colors have not peaked yet in the Alpena area, but it is only a short time until this beautiful display of fall foliage occurs! When it does, grab your cameras and check out this list of some of the best places to see the shades of autumn, hand-picked by our Facebook fans. Alpena– Take a d…
Exploring sinkholes. Photo by Josh Stephan.

8 Inspiring Ways to Go Camping in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on August 2nd, 2018
Camping, Glamping, Survivalist, Tenting. What kind of camper are you? Negwegon State Park is a beautiful site for rustic style camping. Photo courtesy Josh Stephan   From the interior of a dense forest to fresh breezes off Lake Huron, camping provides an opportunity to enjoy the natural beau…
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