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Quick List of Celebrations & Adventures to Ring in the New Year in Alpena

Posted on December 28th, 2018
Preparations for celebrating the New Year are underway! Numerous Alpena establishments are rolling out their holiday best while bringing in the new year and new beginnings. Where will you be toasting? Check out this list of some of Alpena’s  hot celebrations and low-key adventures t…

Alpena’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted on December 6th, 2018
Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? Do you have a someone in your life that seems to already have everything? Don’t get lost in online conglomerates and big box stores! Here’s a list of Alpena’s hidden treasures full of unique items for everyone on you

Alpena Shades of Autumn: Where to Find Nature’s Color Palette

Posted on October 10th, 2018
The fall colors have not peaked yet in the Alpena area, but it is only a short time until this beautiful display of fall foliage occurs! When it does, grab your cameras and check out this list of some of the best places to see the shades of autumn, hand-picked by our Facebook fans. Alpena– Take a d…

Alpena’s Official Visitor Welcome Center Opening!

Posted on April 18th, 2018
The view of the new official Visitor Welcome Center and Tourism Office as you are driving North on Second Ave. The Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has moved to its new location in Old Downtown Alpena and invites you to join in celebrating this occasion during a public open house later thi…

Exploring Alpena History with Kids this Holiday Season

Posted on November 30th, 2017
In less than a month it will be Christmas break for the kiddos. Which can only mean three things: lazy mornings lounging in pj’s til afternoon, cartoons for days, and the inevitable phrase every parent hears at least once or more during school break “I’m bored”. Cue the Alp…

16 Things We Are Thankful For in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
Exploring your “blue space” adventure is only 5 minutes away in Alpena. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow. With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday it is important to remember that there is more to this annual holiday tradition other than stuffing our faces with turkey and cranberry s…

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…

How 5 Hours Can Re-Shape Your Weekends

Posted on April 28th, 2016
Get back to nature with a peaceful kayak cruise through the waters of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Paul Gerow. Did you know that the average American has only 5 hours of leisure time on the weekends? Between work, school, kids, homework, and chores, the “to-do” list…

Swapping Cold for Crafts

Posted on January 20th, 2016
We LOVE Michigan! Painting at Cobbygoose Does the winter season have you feeling the full effects of cabin fever? Do you want to get out of the house but not into the cold? No need to brave the elements, use them instead by painting, sculpting, crafting, and sewing your way into spring! We have the cure f…

6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Posted on November 3rd, 2015
Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the new vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.
  1. Think about when you have family and friends come to visit, where do you