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A Sanctuary of Dark Skies

Posted on August 9th, 2017
If we had to pick something new off the Alpena bucket list that you should never miss, it would be our dark sky experience!  Rockport State Recreation Area, courtesy Paul Gerow In February of 2016, three state parks in the Alpena area received dark sky designation. These sanctuaries are far awa…

History Made at 2017 Michigan Brown Trout Festival!

Posted on July 20th, 2017
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Big Brownie caught in Lake Huron during the 43rd Annual Brown Trout Festival!  Jan Stepanski holds prize-winning Big Brownie; photo courtesy of Michigan Brown Trout Festival On July 18th, 2017, Jan Stepanski reeled in Big Brownie with teammate Robert Westen…

Top Must-See Independence Day Celebrations Around Alpena!

Posted on June 27th, 2017
Alpena’s upcoming Independence Day celebration- Don’t miss out on these must-see, must-do events happening on the 4th of July in Alpena this year! Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow Alpena is gearing up to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, one of our most beloved h…

Top 5 Camping Hotspots in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on June 14th, 2017
Photo courtesy of Travis Morasky The beginning of camping season is officially upon us here in our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, which begs the question, “where to camp?” We asked our fans on Facebook where their favorite spots to camp in the Alpena area are, and here is the list we have co…

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…

The Brush Strokes of Alpena

Posted on February 24th, 2017
Painting the fish for the “Make a Splash” mural; photo courtesy of Art in the Loft As the fine arts capital of Northeastern Michigan, immersing yourself in local art culture across the community is plentiful and fun in any season. Participate in local art workshops, admire the art scen…

So You Think You Know Alpena; Pt. 2

Posted on January 4th, 2017
Rugged, yet pristine, Rockport State Recreation Area is Michigan’s ____ state park? It’s National Trivia Day, so we concocted a part 2 to the “So You Think You Know Alpena” quiz. Can you answer all the following questions correctly about Alpena, MI? Take th…

Home for the Holiday: What to Do, What to See, Where to Go?

Posted on November 23rd, 2016
Coming home for the holidays does not have to mean vegging around all day in front of the TV in between meals. Unless of course, that is what you look forward to! However, if you and the family are looking for things to do and things to see in Alpena since you’ve been away, may this be your adventur…

Oh, Deer! Hunting Season is Here

Posted on November 15th, 2016
It’s Deer Season! November 15th, a well-respected holiday in northeast Michigan where the kiddos have the day off from school and many people use their vacation days to take time off of work. It’s none other than the opening day of firearm season for deer hunting season. This day is consid…
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