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Changing the Narrative, One Scoop at a Time

Posted on November 28th, 2018
When Aaron Buza and his wife Kari were approached about taking over ownership of Downtown Scoops in Alpena, they were honored and excited. Established in 2011 by Chris and Missi LeFave, Downtown Scoops has delighted local residents and visitors with their homemade waffle cones, unique flavor var

Where to Find Halloween-Themed Fun in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on October 18th, 2018
October brings us the season of colors, sounds, feelings, candy, bumps in the night, and all things Halloween! So gather your costumes and prepare your bellies for these fun, must-see October themed events happening soon–  Scarecrow Village The Ridge– October 20th & 27th
Youth Advisory Council; photo courtesy Youth Advisory Council Facebook Page

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

10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

Posted on July 19th, 2018
Picture this: the “Big Lake” breeze dancing through your hair while blue waves lap at the golden sand under your feet. The air is warm and unsalted. Alpena is welcoming you! The coastal beaches of Alpena and surrounding areas are little gems. Gems tucked away in this Northeaster…

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 …

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…

Creative Summer Activities Kids Will LOVE in Alpena!

Posted on June 7th, 2018
School’s out for summer! Well, almost, and we are here to save your sanity from the “I’m bored” mantras and casual fridge raids!  Whether your family is local or just visiting, there are plenty of entertaining activities for children in the Alpena area. Check out th…

8 Ways to Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on April 2nd, 2018
It’s Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Although Old Man Winter hasn’t left us quite yet, there are still tons of fun indoor activities to keep you and your kiddos occupied this week.  Glow Skating at NLA 1.) Optimist Family Fun Day: Face painting •Exhibit…