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Ossineke Beach. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

Posted on June 24th, 2021
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 Northeastern cor…
Hubbard Lake

Your Summertime Guide to Outdoor Dining in Alpena

Posted on June 3rd, 2021
Summertime….and the living is easy in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Throwback to when Sasquatch himself enjoyed outdoor dining in Alpena for the filming of Major League Fishing. Nothing like relaxing on the patio with some good eats and a cold beverage! Want to skip the effort and mess of…

5 Ways to Tell Spring Has Sprung in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on March 26th, 2021
Spring may have been “official” on March 20th, but a well-seasoned Michigander knows that spring is not really here until mother nature tells us so! Here are 5 ways for you to remember how to tell when spring is “official” here in Alpena… 3 pretty Robin eggs; pho…
Island Park bridge by Rick Houchin

10 Tips to Find Your Winter Hygge Lifestyle in Alpena

Posted on January 15th, 2021
Hygge – pronounced “hoo-ga”, is a Danish concept that cannot be translated into a single word but encompasses the overall cozy feeling of contentment and well-being by enjoying the simple things in life. This is especially popular during the winter months when everyone seeks
Dark sky photography above Lake Huron

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

Posted on December 29th, 2020
The new year is coming and 2020 really did a number on us all, so it is time to be excited (or maybe cautiously optimistic) about 2021! 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…
Dog and child laying in snow

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

Posted on December 17th, 2020
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 of hours of care-free fun with these MUCH better ideas, from us to you!  Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy o…
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Top Haunted Places and Urban Legends of Alpena

Posted on October 20th, 2020
A bump in the night, a whisper in your ear. Is it your imagination? Perhaps it’s the wind. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s something else.  Hauntings, urban legends, and Native American folklore are cultural experiences that can be found all over the world. Alpena is no exception with a rich histo…
North Bay Trail at New Presque Isle Lighthouse.

How to Make the Most Out of a Day Trip to Presque Isle County

Posted on July 14th, 2020
Looking for a day trip idea? Take an adventure north of Alpena to Presque Isle County, where lakes and trails await you. Sometimes you need to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to a place that is surrounded by nature. Rejuvenate by taking a stroll through the woods, inhaling
Plants growing.

Let’s Make Everyday Earth Day!

Posted on April 22nd, 2020
This year marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day. The first Earth Day came about on April 22, 1970. It created greater public awareness for our planet’s environmental protection. Many people were unaware as to how our human lifestyles were negatively impacting the planet. Earth Day became a sym

Be Mine, Alpena: 5 Ideas to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

Posted on February 11th, 2020
For some of you, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and happiness while eating a romantic dinner and bestowing special gifts upon your significant other. For others, it is just another commercialized holiday that spins the wheels of a society controlled by consumerism. Which one sou
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