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Aerial view of Lady Michigan on Lake Huron.

Through the Lens: Instagram Fans Recap Summer in Alpena

Posted on September 19th, 2018
On Saturday summer will be officially over. We will start to tune into the earthy smells of autumn, the wind, the colors, and the breeze. But, wait! Before we get into “pumpkin spice everything” with our obligatory flannel shirts, let us reminisce on the beautiful warm days of summer Alpena was b…
Thomas Stafford Dog Park

A Dog’s Day at Thomas Stafford Dog Park

Posted on September 13th, 2018
Eat. Play. Sleep. Play. Eat some more. More play. Sleep again. Repeat. The life of dog is simple and sweet. They shower us with love and affection and only ask that we do the same. Thomas Stafford Dog Park For two years local residents, Abby O’Bryan and Alisha Manning, have spent countless hou…
Posen Potato Festival sign

A Peek Inside the Posen Potato Festival

Posted on September 6th, 2018
Local Experience Writer Lara King gives readers an inside look at a familiar favorite in Northeast Michigan. Alpena’s neighbor to the Northwest, Posen, has been celebrating the local potato harvest in Northeast Michigan for 67 years. Generations of families have grown up learning how to dance
Wedding reception in Art in the Loft

Classic Style Wedding Reception Venues in the Alpena Area

Posted on August 31st, 2018
Do you, a friend, or a family member have an upcoming wedding? Wondering where to have the perfect, classic-style affair in Alpena? Look no further! We’ve done the research to bring you this impressive list of reception venues that is sure to fit any brides budget, style, and/or guest capacit
Blair Street Pier

27 Spots Worth Pulling Over For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on August 17th, 2018
Discover new territory; from rolling fields of farmland to sunrises and dark skies, tall virgin pines, crashing Lake Huron waves and historic relics from our lumbering days, the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes region offers plenty of low-key, relaxed adventures. After you’ve visited the well-kn
Exploring sinkholes. Photo by Josh Stephan.

8 Inspiring Ways to Go Camping in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on August 2nd, 2018
Camping, Glamping, Survivalist, Tenting. What kind of camper are you? Negwegon State Park is a beautiful site for rustic style camping. Photo courtesy Josh Stephan   From the interior of a dense forest to fresh breezes off Lake Huron, camping provides an opportunity to enjoy the natural beau…
Melissa and Andy Lappan's wedding photo in front of the State Theater.

9 Iconic Wedding Photo Backdrops in Alpena’s Great Outdoors

Posted on July 26th, 2018
It’s wedding season! Are you getting married in Alpena? Whether you are getting hitched this year or the next, it’s time to start thinking about those jaw-dropping photo backdrops that showcase the beauty of your big day. Marrying your best friend will be one of the best days of your life. Show it…
Enjoying some ice cream from Downtown Scoops. Photo by Michele Madison.

10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on July 10th, 2018
  How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course! No matter which beach you bum or trail you travel, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 local shops with frozen treats to keep you chill: Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer d…
kids waiting for candy at 4th of July Parade. Photo by Holly Sosa.

What’s Happening in Alpena for the 4th of July?

Posted on July 2nd, 2018
Celebrate America’s 241st birthday with this dynamic, all-American small town! Alpena, Michigan has become famous for plentiful 4th of July extravaganzas, and we’d hate to see you miss out! Cardboard Boat Regatta Check out these fun-filled red, white, and blue events below …
Kayaking through the Wildlife Sanctuary

10 Best Practices for Paddling the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on June 28th, 2018
Paddling is fun for everyone! Canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard…are you using the right vessel for Alpena’s unique blue spaces? We want to make sure you enjoy your adventures safely. With the great variety of activities in the Alpena area, there is plenty to keep you busy. When paddli…
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