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Catch Major League Fishing in Alpena on Saturday Afternoons

Posted on April 4th, 2017
Mark your calendars! The new season of the Outdoor Channel​’s Major League Fishing Two Alpena viewing locations to suit you! (the top rated fishing show!) airs Saturdays, April 1st through May 6. Why is this show so special? Because it was filmed right here in the ALPENA area! So don&…

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…

So You Think You Know Alpena; Pt. 2

Posted on January 4th, 2017
Rugged, yet pristine, Rockport State Recreation Area is Michigan’s ____ state park? It’s National Trivia Day, so we concocted a part 2 to the “So You Think You Know Alpena” quiz. Can you answer all the following questions correctly about Alpena, MI? Take th…

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

Find Refuge on Island Park

Posted on May 11th, 2016
Views from the trails at Island Park, photo credit Amy Lijewski. Long before we packed our bags and traveled over paved roads to reach our relaxing vacation destination, generations of Native Americans called Alpena, Michigan home. Alpena’s last Native American tribal chief, Sah-gon-ah…

Major League Fishing films in Alpena!

Posted on April 6th, 2016
Professional angler Kevin VanDam competes on Long Lake for Major League Fishing TV series Northeast Michigan is a fisherman’s paradise. We’re far away from the stress of the modern world and close to the heart of nature. Bring your own boat or book a charter to experience Alpena’s healthy fis…

Top 4 Most Unique Fishing Spots in the Midwest Found in Alpena: Explore Above Water

Posted on April 4th, 2016
Casting a line on the Thunder Bay River 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 the Septem…

Fishing Alpena: A Way of Life

Posted on April 4th, 2016
Donny Hartman calls himself, “a working musician that loves to fish”. That’s a very humble description for a man considered on of the greatest guitar players of all time and one of the best fishermen anywhere. Hartman is an original member of The Frost band…. one of Michig…

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…