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Blair St. Pier by Rick Houchin

8 Ideas for a Rainy Day in Alpena

Posted on July 7th, 2021
The arrival of spring and summer brings us warmer weather, greener foliage, and bluer skies. We often credit rainy days for spoiling our plans with somber days inside. Kick those rainy day habits to the side and let mother nature take a day to rest and grow while you follow these 8 ideas to making the mos
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…

Get in the Spirit with “Spirit of the Blues” at Alpena Blues Fest!

Posted on June 10th, 2021
Picture it…Alpena 2021. The soothing tunes of the blues dances in your ears, a Michigan craft cocktail in hand on a warm, sunny day in June. You’re in Downtown Alpena at the Blues Fest!  Alpena Blues Festival headliner, Thornetta Davis Since taking the 2020 season off (the year we do no…
Churchill Point Inn roadside exterior

Churchill Pointe Inn, Your Gateway to Summer on Hubbard Lake

Posted on September 1st, 2020
Looking for the perfect lake getaway with all the comforts of home plus the amenities of a full-service inn? Churchill Pointe Inn is your gateway to summertime fun on Hubbard Lake! Overlooking pristine Hubbard Lake, Churchill Pointe Inn has been serving high quality, fresh cuisine and offering co…
Paddle boards at Thompson's Beach.

Pedal and Paddle Your Way Through Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on July 31st, 2019
In summer we ditch our vehicles in exchange for pedals and paddles because this is Alpena, and there is no better way to see our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes than by bike, canoe, SUP, or kayak! One of the best ways to pedal or paddle your way around town is by connecting with Alpena Pedal & Paddle Renta…
Leo the Adventure Cat

A Day in the Life of Leo: Alpena’s Adventure Cat

Posted on July 12th, 2019
Cat lovers rejoice, as hitting the trails has never been more exciting! Thanks to sites like adventurecats.org, and Instagram feline stars Bolt and Keel, a new trend is emerging and active young adults are bringing out their feline companions in cat-packs and harnesses to join them in outdoor adve

The Twinkling Lights of Summer

Posted on June 21st, 2019
Lightning bug or firefly? Which term do you use? The distant blink goes almost undetected at first notice. Some may even rub their eyes to make sure they’re seeing straight. Was it a blink? Staring off into the darkness, something in your periphery catches your attention. Another blink? With wond…
Autumn Mornings on Blair Street Pier. Photo by Justin Christensen Cooper.
Ice cream at Downtown Scoops

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
Aerial view of Lady Michigan on Lake Huron.

Through the Lens: Instagram Fans Recap Summer in Alpena

Posted on September 19th, 2018
On Saturday summer will be officially over. We will start to tune into the earthy smells of autumn, the wind, the colors, and the breeze. But, wait! Before we get into “pumpkin spice everything” with our obligatory flannel shirts, let us reminisce on the beautiful warm days of summer Alpena was b…
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