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Get Some Spring in Your Step: Alpena’s Top Walks in Nature

Posted on June 1st, 2018
Blue skies, lush green forests, stunning lakeside views, and pieces of our rich history are just the beginning of what you’ll discover when you explore the Alpena Area.  Walks by the Water Ocqueoc Falls Besser Natural Area: Stretching over 134 acres, this area is home to one of Michigan…

A Day Disconnected: Discovering Alpena Without Your Smartphone

Posted on April 13th, 2018
You read the title right. We are (GASP!) suggesting the unimaginable…the unthinkable…the unfathomable act of leaving your phone at home! Or at least in your car.  Choose your Alpena adventure! Don’t get us wrong, we want you to share your photos and tell all your friends a…

Your Guide to the Super Blue Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Alpena, MI

Posted on January 30th, 2018
A super blue blood red moon on the horizon. Photo by artist John E. Shepler You’ve heard the saying “once in a blue moon”, but have you ever heard the saying, “once in a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse”? Yeah, we haven’t either. But that is exactly what is hap…

16 Things We Are Thankful For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
Exploring your “blue space” adventure is only 5 minutes away in Alpena. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow. With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday it is important to remember that there is more to this annual holiday tradition other than stuffing our faces with turkey and cranberry s…

Find Your Explorer’s Spirit at Rockport

Posted on September 28th, 2017
Just north of the city proper is a terrestrial landscape that wakens the explorer’s spirit. Indeed, the traveler, regardless of his interests and no matter his origin, will find an amazing adventure filled with beauty. Majestic and mysterious, Rockport State Recreation Area holds all the…

Experience Alpena, Michigan: Satisfying Millennial Wanderlust

Posted on September 7th, 2017
Take a Hike! Millennial (mil-len-nial)- noun
  1. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (if you were born between 1982-2004) 
Wanderlust (wan-der-lust)- noun
  1. a strong desire to travel 
We read about it every day. What Millennials are doing, what they ar…

Back-to-School: Top 10 Student Friendly Attractions & Places in Alpena, MI

Posted on August 23rd, 2017
Make A Splash For Art mural project involving kids in the community at Art in the Loft It’s that time again. Come Sunday night we will be setting our alarms a little bit earlier, filling out planners, and packing lunches. Oy vey! Whether you are preparing for college, high school, or getting you…

Preparing for the Perseids: Alpena’s Dark Skies

Posted on August 9th, 2017
  Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow The Perseid meteor shower is about to make another grand entrance into our night sky and you will not want to miss this one! This annual occurrence takes place between the dates of July 17th-August 24th. The Perseid meteor shower is always a…

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 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…