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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…

Planting Irish Roots in Downtown Alpena

Posted on March 16th, 2018
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, we reflect on the history behind this holiday which brings us high spirits and full bellies. Locally, Alpena has some of its own Irish roots.  Read on to learn some history about one of Alpena’s most prominent Irishmen, as well as in

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 4th, 2018
Old man winter wraps Norway Ridge in a beautiful blanket of fluffy white! Winter photography by Laura Wolosiewicz The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now 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, …

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

Posted on December 29th, 2017
Happy New Year, Alpena! Preparations for celebrating the New Year are underway! Numerous Alpena establishments are rolling out their holiday best while ringing in the new year and new beginnings. Where will you be toasting? Check out this list of some of Alpena’s  hot celebrations an…

Top 16 Ways to Fall for Fall in Alpena: Sancutary of the Great Lakes

Posted on September 21st, 2017
Fall colors will be here before you know it! Photo by Paul Gerow The Autumnal Equinox arrives on Friday, and it’s that time for pumpkin spice everything! Don’t begin your hibernation just yet…the Alpena area has so much to offer during the fall season and this first weekend of fal…

10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter

Posted on January 13th, 2017
A snowy, crystalized Thunder Bay River. Why not try out your hand at photography this winter? Photo courtesy of Amy Lijewski The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of a northern Michigan winter are washing over us, bringing us feelings of cabin…

Oh, Deer! Hunting Season is Here

Posted on November 15th, 2016
Carson Owens enjoys a day off of the daily grind at school for a day of hunting! Photo courtesy of Harry Owens It’s that time again! 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 wo…

Posen: Home of the Potato Festival

Posted on September 8th, 2016
Posen Potato Fields Moonshine Posen: Home of the Potato Festival! The 65th Annual Posen Potato Festival starts tomorrow! The village of Posen is located just outside of Alpena, Michigan. This prosperous farming community dates back to 1870 when the first immigrants, (primarily German & Pol…

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…

On the Hunt! Morel Mushroom Picking 101

Posted on April 20th, 2016
Spring weather in Northern Michigan brings excitement and anticipation for anyone who loves mushrooms! Black morel mushrooms are the most commonly found morels in this area. They usually start appearing around  late spring and are often found near Ash, fruit, and Poplar trees, or scattere…