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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…

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…

Home for the Holiday: What to Do, What to See, Where to Go?

Posted on November 23rd, 2016
Coming home for the holidays does not have to mean vegging around all day in front of the TV in between meals. Unless of course, that is what you look forward to! However, if you and the family are looking for things to do and things to see in Alpena since you’ve been away, may this be your adventur…

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

So You Think You Know Alpena?

Posted on September 14th, 2016
Do you know the nickname given to Alpena Light by locals? Can you answer all the following questions correctly about Alpena, MI? Take the quiz below to find out if you are an expert on everything Alpena or if your Alpena knowledge is a bit rusty. If you’re a tourist or new to the area, try this qui…

6 Ways to Time Travel in Alpena

Posted on August 30th, 2016
Ok, not literally! But this is as close as we can get for now, so let’s take a walk… Community Culture- Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan – Besser Museum houses the story of Alpena’s cultural past and present. Learn about the area’s Native American culture, early…

5 Essentials for a Summer Weekend in Alpena

Posted on August 24th, 2016
Pack your bags and get ready for relaxed outdoor adventure on the tranquil bay that is Alpena. We’ve created a short list of the essentials you must pack to get the most out of your summer “Sanctuary Experience” We’re making our summer list and checking it twice!  …

Preparing for the Perseids: Alpena’s Dark Skies

Posted on August 10th, 2016
Dark sky at Rockport State Recreation Area; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow The Perseid meteor shower is about to make it’s grand entrance into our night sky–and you don’t want to miss this one! Although this is an annual occurrence between the dates of July 17th-August 24th, we hav…

Top Spots to Enjoy a Sunset in Alpena

Posted on July 6th, 2016
From Dark Skies to Sunrises, Alpena has your late nights and early mornings covered. Offering the brightest and clearest views of the night sky that turn into those first orange hued rays of a beautiful sunrise, kissing the waters of Lake Huron. It’s truly magnificent. But what…

How 5 Hours Can Re-Shape Your Weekends

Posted on April 28th, 2016
Get back to nature with a peaceful kayak cruise through the waters of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow. Did you know that the average American has only 5 hours of leisure time on the weekends? Between work, school, kids, homework, and chores, the “to-do” list…