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A deer in Evergreen Cemetery in Alpena

Oh, Deer! Hunting Season is Here

Posted on November 15th, 2023
It’s Deer Season! November 15th, a well-respected holiday in northeast Michigan where the kiddos have the day off from school and many people use their vacation days to take time off of work. It’s none other than the opening day of firearm season for deer hunting season. This day is considere…
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Top Haunted Places and Urban Legends of Alpena

Posted on October 24th, 2023
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 history that…

Find Fall Color in Alpena’s Top Walks in Nature

Posted on October 16th, 2023
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 region. We are into peak fall color season here in NE Michigan and here is where you can enjoy some seasonal fall color in the reg
Road to Chippewa Hills Pathway by Steve Jakubcin

15 Things We Are Thankful For in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on November 23rd, 2022
With Thanksgiving approaching on Thursday, this is the perfect time to reflect on our lives over the past year and be grateful for what we have, what obstacles we have overcome, and for what the future may bring us.  This Thanksgiving we wanted to share everything we are grateful for that Alpena has to…
Posen Potato Festival sign

A Peek Inside the Posen Potato Festival

Posted on September 7th, 2022
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 68 years. Generations of families have grown up learning how to dance th

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

Posted on October 19th, 2021
Grab your cameras and check out this list of some of the best places to see the shades of autumn in Alpena, hand-picked by our Facebook fans. Alpena Take a drive down Washington Ave. and as you look into Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, the colors of the trees above are brilliant shades of re…

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 loved…

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 ri
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