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Alpena Art Walks Begins for the Summer Season

Posted on May 24th, 2018
Alpena, “Art Capital of Northeast Michigan”, brings more color to summer’s palette! 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 another summer filled with artwork and entertai…

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Bike Month in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on May 10th, 2018
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Communities all around the country, from the east coast to the west coast, participate every May. Here is how you can too, right here in Alpena!  Whether you bike for the sport, to commute to work, for your health, or all…

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

Posted on May 4th, 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. It was a wild ride!    We s…

Alpena’s Official Visitor Welcome Center Opening!

Posted on April 18th, 2018
The view of the new official Visitor Welcome Center and Tourism Office as you are driving North on Second Ave. The Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has moved to its new location in Old Downtown Alpena and invites you to join in celebrating this occasion during a public open house later thi…

Find Your Explorer’s Spirit at Rockport

Posted on September 28th, 2017
Just north of the city proper is a terrestrial landscape that wakens the explorer’s spirit. Indeed, the traveler, regardless of his interests and no matter his origin, will find an amazing adventure filled with beauty. Majestic and mysterious, Rockport State Recreation Area holds all the…

Experience Alpena, Michigan: Satisfying Millennial Wanderlust

Posted on September 7th, 2017
Take a Hike! Millennial (mil-len-nial)- noun
  1. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (if you were born between 1982-2004) 
Wanderlust (wan-der-lust)- noun
  1. a strong desire to travel 
We read about it every day. What Millennials are doing, what they ar…

Alpena’s Most Shareable Photos

Posted on August 30th, 2017
Where else can you get a photo-op with the dinosaurs, swim with over 100-year-old shipwrecks, and capture the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets?! Alpena is the place to be for capturing the best sharable photos.  Covered Wooden Bridge & Water Tower Located at Duck Park (corner of Ch

Back-to-School: Top 10 Student Friendly Attractions & Places in Alpena, MI

Posted on August 23rd, 2017
Make A Splash For Art mural project involving kids in the community at Art in the Loft It’s that time again. Come Sunday night we will be setting our alarms a little bit earlier, filling out planners, and packing lunches. Oy vey! Whether you are preparing for college, high school, or getting you…

Tips to Protect Yourself From Ticks This Season

Posted on June 6th, 2017
Warmer weather brings us so many things to look forward to! However, Mother Nature has a way of balancing out the good with the bad, and with the bad comes those pesky ticks. As with anything, prevention is the key. Arm yourself with these tips the next time you go out for a hike, or go…

Wine Down in Alpena for National Wine Day

Posted on May 25th, 2017
Stoney Acres Winery limited edition “Think Pink” wine for breast cancer awareness. (Photo courtesy of Stoney Acres Winery) Another year has passed and it’s national wine day again! Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes offers two beautiful wineries serving authentic Michigan wi…
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