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Alpena’s Most Shareable Photos

Posted on August 30th, 2017
Where else can you get a photo-op with the dinosaurs, swim with over 100-year-old shipwrecks, and capture the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets?! Alpena is the place to be for capturing the best sharable photos.  Covered Wooden Bridge & Water Tower Located at Duck Park (corner of Ch

A Sanctuary of Dark Skies

Posted on August 9th, 2017
If we had to pick something new off the Alpena bucket list that you should never miss, it would be our dark sky experience!  Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow In February of 2016, three state parks in the Alpena area received dark sky designation. These sanctuaries are far awa…

Top Must-See Independence Day Celebrations Around Alpena!

Posted on June 27th, 2017
Alpena’s upcoming Independence Day celebration- Don’t miss out on these must-see, must-do events happening on the 4th of July in Alpena this year! Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow Alpena is gearing up to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, one of our most beloved h…

Top 5 Camping Hotspots in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on June 14th, 2017
Photo courtesy of Travis Morasky The beginning of camping season is officially upon us here in our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, which begs the question, “where to camp?” We asked our fans on Facebook where their favorite spots to camp in the Alpena area are, and here is the list we have co…

“Shinrin-Yoku” Pt. 1- The Therapeutic Value in Nature by Dan Mager

Posted on April 27th, 2017
Land, air, or sea…find your outdoor oasis here in Alpena. Photo by Kristen Bromund Bates “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” -John Muir Maintaining the balance between work, life, and relations…

49 Fun Must-do Adventures for Families in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on March 30th, 2017
Shin-ga-ba Shores Playground There are plenty of things to keep your family busy while you visit Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. From Exploring the great outdoors, to experiencing interactive indoor activities, you won’t have time to be bored. Here’s our list of the top 49 fami…

Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park  – The Story of an American Dream

Posted on March 14th, 2017
The late July sun warmed the sand around my feet. While my kids splashed in the shallow shoreline waves near the small sandy beach, I watched a bird intently for nearly 30 minutes. It flittered back and forth through the scrub grass in erratic spurts. The bird’s shrill tweets; a signal that I was…