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9 Winter Lodging Escapes for Your Alpena Winter-wonderland Adventures

Posted on February 27th, 2020
We know summer is awesome, but so is winter and winter often misses out on the credit it deserves. We are challenging you to come to Alpena and experience a TRUE Michigan winter. You’re running out of time. *T-minus 3 weeks until the “Spring of Deceit”. Are you up for it? The outdoor…
Exterior of Plowman's Collision building.

Deer Season is Here! We Meet by Accident at Plowman’s Collision

Posted on November 14th, 2019
Today is November 15th, and that means one thing here in Northern Michigan. No school and opening day of deer season! With the deer on the move from fellow hunters trying to bag a buck, deer-related accidents are bound to happen during this time more than ever.   If you have the unfortunate encounte…

How to Claim Your Holiday Treasure Troves at Pace & Hong Auctions

Posted on November 12th, 2019
If you are considering buying or selling for any reason – moving, an estate sale, downsizing, liquidating a business, holiday shopping, collecting, etc. – Pace & Hong Auctions welcomes the opportunity to be of service to you. Auctions are a popular and effective method to conver…
Fireworks at Mich-e-ke-wis Beach

Celebrate Independence Day with this Dynamic, All-American Small Town!

Posted on July 2nd, 2019
🇺🇸 Who’s ready to celebrate Independence Day? Check out these 4th of July highlights in the Alpena area. 🎉🎆🎇What is your favorite 4th of July event? 😎 It all starts Wednesday, July 3, in the evening: 1. Battle of the Paddles & Craft Beer Tasting, Wednesday 7/3 from…

Street Talk: The Story Behind Alpena’s City Streets

Posted on January 11th, 2019
We’ve told you about some of the namesakes surrounding Alpena history in our previous blogs, “Alpena: What’s in a Name?”, and “The Names, the Myths and the Legends of the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes“, but have you ever wondered about Alpena’s stre
Enjoying some ice cream from Downtown Scoops. Photo by Michele Madison.

10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on July 10th, 2018
  How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course! No matter which beach you bum or trail you travel, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 local shops with frozen treats to keep you chill: Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer d…

Never Skip a Beat with Alpena’s Guide to Live Music

Posted on March 1st, 2018
There is power in live music. It’s relaxing, entertaining, and fun to dance to. There are many terrific places in Alpena to enjoy that sweet sound; from dive bars, to hip little restaurants, to outdoor festivals. It’s all here, so let’s get it started! Night on the Town Music Hotspots Whether y

Living Social in Our Sanctuary

Posted on February 20th, 2018
We love getting fun photos of your adventure here in Alpena, such as this one shared by Instagram user @eisenmananna. Just a relaxing day at the beach…in winter…and on ice! Keeping your friends and family up-to-date on your adventures is easy with devices that can be found no further th…

Gotta Check it Out Adventure: A Day in the Woods

Posted on November 3rd, 2017
It is arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year to take a walk or a ride through nature trails in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. The air is as crisp as the leaves, and the foliage around you leaves a distinct earthy smell to your senses. It’s the time right before mother nature goes into…

Get Ready to Hit the Trails This Autumn!

Posted on October 5th, 2017
Slow down and become one with nature this fall in the  Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; relax, rejuvenate, and restore. Within moments you can be out on a trail, from groomed woodland trails to gentle paved trails in the city. Wander through crisp, fall colored leaves, bask in the beautiful…
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