The late July sun warmed the sand around my feet. While my kids splashed in the shallow shoreline waves near the small sandy beach, I watched a bird intently for nearly 30 minutes. It flittered back and forth through the … Read the rest
Northeast Michigan is home to seven spectacular lighthouses that help guide ships to safe harbor. Most lighthouses are open mid-May through mid-October. View just one, or all of them, at your own pace, or enjoy a self-guided driving tour of … Read the rest
Alpena is a favorite destination for visitors during the summer months, especially during the Fourth of July. There is a noticeably festive spirit in the air as Alpena celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Long before we packed our bags and traveled over paved roads to reach our relaxing vacation destination, generations of Native Americans called Alpena home. Alpena’s last Native American tribal chief, Sah-gon-ah-ka-to loosely translates to “Thunder Cloud”. … Read the rest
Long before the coming of the first settlers to the Alpena area, three Native American tribes representing the Ottawa, Chippewa, and Pottawatomie had several villages in the Alpena Area.
The small band … Read the rest
Let’s face it, it’s not always grilling season in Northeastern Michigan. Unless of course, you are one of those grill-masters that does not let a little snow and ice stop you from your home-grilled burgers! For the rest of us, … Read the rest
How we stay SUPER COOL in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes- beaches and ICE CREAM. Yum! 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 … Read the rest