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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…

Complete Summer Guide to Waterfront Dining in Alpena

Posted on June 14th, 2018
  Relaxing lakeside is a way of life here in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. As soon as summer shines upon us, we live, breathe, and hashtag that “lake life” like there is no tomorrow! Whether it be on the Great Lake Huron, one of our surrounding inland lake…

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

A Taste of Alpena: The Wagon Wheel

Posted on June 9th, 2016
Located on the corner of highway US 23 S. and Nicholson Hill Road, The legendary Wagon Wheel Bar has long been serving the village of Ossineke. Recently renovated by it’s new owners, Alpena natives Chef Ben Sylvester and his wife Michelle are keeping this American roadhouse alive! Chef Ben at…

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…

Your Summertime Guide to Outdoor Dining in Alpena!

Posted on July 21st, 2015
John A. Lau Saloon is just one of 8 fantastic outdoor dining hot spots in Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Summertime….and the living is easy in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Nothing like relaxing on the patio with some yummy eats and a cold beverage! Want to skip the effort and mess of D…

Nostalgic Family Fun: Lee’s Mini Golf Course

Posted on March 13th, 2015
Generations of family fun at Lee’s Mini-golf! Lee’s Miniature Golf Course in Alpena is known as the oldest, continuously run mini-golf course in the state of Michigan. It may look simple at first glance, but Lee’s proves to be a challenging course with a good old-fashioned desi…

From Road Trip to Local Brewery

Posted on March 5th, 2015
Brant and Blake turned their favorite vacation town into their dream hometown. The Austin family discovered Alpena about 10 years ago while on a month long family road trip in a motor home. Leaving their hometown just outside of San Diego, California, Dana and Julie Austin, along with their two sons

Cabin Creek Voted Best Coffee Shop

Posted on March 2nd, 2015
Cabin Creek Coffee is without a doubt one of the best places to hang out in downtown Alpena, and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Our hometown coffee house recently won the MLive People’s Choice award for all of Northern Lower Michigan and the U.P! The comfortable and casual vibe in this family…