Category Archive for "Lifestyle"

Complete Summer Guide to Waterfront Dining in Alpena

 

A stunning view of Hubbard Lake awaits you at Churchill Pointe Inn

Relaxing lakeside is a way of life here in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. As soon as summer shines upon us, we live, breathe, and hashtag

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Creative Summer Activities Kids Will LOVE in Alpena!

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 … Read the rest


Get Some Spring in Your Step: Alpena’s Top Walks in Nature

Blue skies, lush green forests, stunning lakeside views, and pieces of our rich history are just the beginning of what you’ll discover when you explore the Alpena Area. 

Walks by the Water

Ocqueoc Falls

Besser Natural Area: Stretching over 134 … Read the rest


Alpena Art Walks Begins for the Summer Season

Alpena, “Art Capital of Northeast Michigan”, brings more color to summer’s palette!

Pictured is Alpena Art Walks brand new logo by Dolmen Imaging and Design LLC

Alpena Art Walks brand new logo! Created by Dolmen Imaging & Design LLC

For the second year in a row, Alpena Art Walks is pleased to bring you … Read the rest


Where Are They Now? Catching Up With Opera Singer, Elise Eden

Every now and again we like to catch up with Alpena natives who are out there in the world. People making a name for themselves and making a difference. 

Opera singer and Alpena native, Elise Eden

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Through the Lens: Our Instagram Fans Tell the Story of April 2018

If you are not yet following @sanctuary_of_the_great_lakes on Instagram, you’re missing out! Check out these awesome photos taken by our IG fans during the month of April. They perfectly depict the timeline of events that Mother Nature bestowed upon us.

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

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

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Your Quick Guide to Inland Fishing in Alpena

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Ryely & Gavin have a successful day on the Long Lake Narrows; photo courtesy Charles Kennedy

Nothing is more authentic to the Alpena area than fishing. When the morning sun is peeking out from a blanketed horizon, the silhouette of … Read the rest


Planting Irish Roots in Downtown Alpena

As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, we reflect on the history behind this holiday which brings us high spirits and full bellies. Locally, Alpena has some of its own Irish roots.  Read on to learn some history about

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Let it Snow! 5 Fun Things to Do After a Snowstorm in Alpena

Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy of Katelyn Carr & Family.

There are so many things to do after an Alpena snowstorm, like  shovel…plow…snow blow…you know, the adult stuff. Set that aside for a couple hours of … Read the rest


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