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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…

Fishing, Food, and Fun is Year-Round at The Parker House

Posted on November 10th, 2020
Lake season is every season if you live in northern Michigan! The Parker House on Long Lake is open year-round to accommodate the summer sun worshippers, the winter ice fishers, and everyone in between for the spring and autumn seasons. If you haven’t been to The Parker House for some time, you…

Leaves Are Falling and Autumn is Calling at Hemlock Hills on Mill Pond

Posted on October 1st, 2020
Whether you’re looking for the perfect relaxing autumn vacation or the perfect fall venue for your upcoming wedding, Hemlock Hills on Mill Pond has all of the above to make your perfect fall getaway! For the fall season vacationer, look into one or more of these properties: The Cottage on Pine…

Dinosaur Gardens: America’s Last Great Roadside Attraction

Posted on August 27th, 2020
Dinosaur Gardens: Over 80 Years as One of America’s Favorite Roadside Attractions What is considered one of America’s last great roadside attractions, Dinosaur Gardens offers a prehistoric walk through time. A T-Rex stomps through the pine trees, a family attempts to secure a wooly mammoth…
Presque Isle Lodge exterior

The Presque Isle Lodge – Defining the Destination Since 1920

Posted on August 3rd, 2020
Nestled on the coast of beautiful Grand Lake halfway between Alpena and Rogers City, Presque Isle Lodge provides a peaceful escape from the stressors and hustle of big city living. The History… The Lodge was built in 1920 by Newell A. Eddy Jr., when the construction of what would become US-23 o…
Winter Forest Bathing. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 31st, 2020
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are long over. This is the time when the full effects of a true northern Michigan winter start to wash over us, bringing feelings of cabin fever, seasonal depression, and anxiousness for spring. Try out these ideas to kick those feelings to the curb and make yo…
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…
Ossineke Beach. Photo by Paul Gerow.

10 Must See Lake Huron Beaches in the Alpena Area

Posted on July 25th, 2019
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…

9 Ways to Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on March 27th, 2019
It’s Spring Break in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes and it seems Old Man Winter has left our area *knocks on wood*. Although we are still in 30-40 degree temps, there are still lots of fun indoor activities to keep you and your kiddos occupied this week. 
  1. Spring Break Family Matinee: 5 diff
Adam Zeeman has a blast sledding after a winter snowfall. Photo courtesy, Paul Gerow.

The Ultimate Packing Guide to Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on March 7th, 2019
First we brought you “10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter“, now we are bringing you the ultimate packing guide for a winter adventure here in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. Basic clothing needs for any outdoor winter adventure: Layers! Layers! Layers!
  • First you need your base lay
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