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Ice Fishing on Fletcher Pond. Photo by Fletcher's Landing Resort

A Fisherman’s Paradise on Fletcher Pond

Posted on February 2nd, 2022
Looking for a nice spot to ice fish this month? Fletcher Pond in Hillman is a premier fishing destination for pike, bass, and pan fish here in our corner of Northeast Michigan.  The 4-county Northeast Michigan area is home to more than 100 accessible bodies of water, offering 300,000 acres of open wat…
Dark sky photography above Lake Huron

Alpena’s Bucket List: The New Year’s Resolution Edition

Posted on December 29th, 2021
The new year is coming and it’s time to leave 2021 in the past along with 2020!  Whether you are a local or a tourist, a bucket list is a great way to explore your own backyard and Michigan treasures. As the official Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, Alpena is particularly full of treasures; you just ne…

A Day Disconnected: Discovering Alpena Without Your Smartphone

Posted on March 2nd, 2020
You read the title right. We are suggesting the unimaginable…the unthinkable…the unfathomable act of leaving your phone at home! Or at least in your car. It’s time to discover Alpena, disconnected. Don’t get us wrong, we want you to share your photos and tell all your fri…
Winter Forest Bathing. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2020
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are long 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, seasonal depression, and anxiousness for spring. Try out these ideas to kick those feelings to the curb and make your…
Alpena freighter. Photo courtesy: Gary Irving

History & Heritage as Told Through Our Industry

Posted on September 27th, 2018
Every town has a story. Every dot on the map is there for a reason. A town may have been established as a major place of commerce, or located along a wagon route rich with a necessary resource like fresh water, or exist simply because it was halfway between here and there.  Alpena’s story is r…

Your Quick Guide to Inland Fishing in Alpena

Posted on March 22nd, 2018
Nothing is more authentic to the Alpena area than fishing. When the morning sun is peeking out from a blanketed horizon, the silhouette of a rod and reel can be seen casting along Thunder Bay River on your way into town. As the autumn leaves bluster about in the September breeze, they clear a line of visi…

It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

Posted on January 25th, 2018
This week brings the 6th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival to Alpena, with over 40 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world.  One special film that will be featured is “The Big Five Dive“. This 28-minute adventure documenta…
Rockport State Recreation Area

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

Have You Fished This National Bass Hot-Spot?

Posted on July 26th, 2017
Check out bass fishing in Alpena, Michigan! Alpena is known for some of the best bass fishing in the State of Michigan, and in a state that boasts more than 11,000 lakes, that says a lot! Fletcher’s Pond, Hubbard Lake, Grand Lake, and Long Lake are four of the state’s twenty largest lakes, and they are al…

History Made at 2017 Michigan Brown Trout Festival!

Posted on July 20th, 2017
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Big Brownie caught in Lake Huron during the 43rd Annual Brown Trout Festival!  On July 18th, 2017, Jan Stepanski reeled in Big Brownie with teammate Robert Westenbarger in the 43rd Annual Brown Trout fishing tournament. This is a first in Brown Trout history, a…