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Alpena’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted on December 6th, 2018
Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? Do you have a someone in your life that seems to already have everything? Don’t get lost in online conglomerates and big box stores! Here’s a list of Alpena’s hidden treasures full of unique items for everyone on you

Be Mine, Alpena: 5 Ideas to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

Posted on February 13th, 2018
  A winter adventure with a favorite companion makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day! Photo by Sandy Blumenthal For some of you, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and happiness while eating a romantic dinner and bestowing special gifts upon your significant other. For o…

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 4th, 2018
Old man winter wraps Norway Ridge in a beautiful blanket of fluffy white! Winter photography by Laura Wolosiewicz The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of a true northern Michigan winter start to wash over us, bringing feelings of cabin fever, …

National Bootleggers Day and Alpena’s History

Posted on January 17th, 2017
January 17 has been proclaimed as National Bootleggers Day. This date marks the birthdays of Templeton Rye Whiskey, bootlegger Al Capone, and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff. Alpena’s John A. Lau Saloon in 1895 The term bootlegger began in the Midwest in the 1880s when one woul…

6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Posted on October 6th, 2016
Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the new vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.
  1. Think about when you have family and friends come to visit, where d
Blair St. Pier by Rick Houchin

7 Ideas for a Rainy Day in Alpena

Posted on June 15th, 2016
The arrival of spring and summer brings us warmer weather, greener foliage, and bluer skies. We often credit rainy days for spoiling our plans, somber days inside, and that all around feeling of doom and gloom. Kick those rainy day habits to the side and let mother nature take a day to rest and grow whil

You Might Love Alpena If…

Posted on March 8th, 2016
Dark skies abound in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow …you love snorkeling and diving the shipwrecks of  Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free! …you love ripping through the trails of Chippewa Hills Pathway on your mountain bike; hills a…

Alpena’s Gourmet Burger Bucket List

Posted on February 17th, 2016
We’ve compiled a list of 10 famous, or soon-to-be-famous, burgers from local restaurants offering the best quality beef made with the freshest ingredients around. These features will be sure to satisfy your summertime sadness burger cravings…but you don’t have to take our word for it. Try

Gotta Check it Out Adventure: Wine, Hops, Pick Your Stops!

Posted on November 16th, 2015
Summer is over and the air is turning crisp, it’s time to switch up seasonal activities in northern Michigan and we’re excited! It’s the perfect time of year to put on cozy layers and go sample wine and hops; one of the many things we LOVE to do in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.…

6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Posted on November 3rd, 2015
Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the new vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.
  1. Think about when you have family and friends come to visit, where do you