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Outdoor Yoga Vibes in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on June 21st, 2018
You don’t have to be a certified Yogi to find inner peace and relaxation. On this International Yoga Day, all you need is a blanket, 20-minutes, and Alpena, MI. Yoga on the beach by Charise McClendon We’ve become a society of chest breathers. Forever fighting the clock. Packing a calend…

Preparing for the Perseids: Alpena’s Dark Skies

Posted on August 9th, 2017
  Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow The Perseid meteor shower is about to make another grand entrance into our night sky and you will not want to miss this one! This annual occurrence takes place between the dates of July 17th-August 24th. The Perseid meteor shower is always a…

Quick Guide to 5k’s and Recreation Events in Alpena

Posted on May 4th, 2016
Vince pushes through the hilly terrain at the Chippewa Hills mountain bike race Tie up your laces, dust off your paddle boards, and tune up those bikes because spring is here, and so begins the outdoor activities to fuel up your mind, body, and spirit. With events starting as early as this weekend from…

The Ice Is Nice at Northern Lights Arena!

Posted on February 24th, 2016
Did you know that the oldest pair of skates found to date are from around 3000 B.C. and were discovered at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland? Thousands of years of skating has brought us a beautiful establishment right here in Alpena. Northern Lights Arena was built in 2003 due to dedicated community…

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

Posted on December 29th, 2015
A snowy journey to the new Presque Isle light; photo courtesy of Sandy Blumenthal The new year is coming and it is almost time to make 2016 your “best year yet”! 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 Sanct…