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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…

Your Quick Guide to Inland Fishing in Alpena

Posted on March 22nd, 2018
Ryely & Gavin have a successful day on the Long Lake Narrows; photo courtesy Charles Kennedy Nothing is more authentic to the Alpena area than fishing. When the morning sun is peeking out from a blanketed horizon, the silhouette of a rod and reel can be seen casting along Thunder Bay River on your w…

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, …

Alpena’s Most Shareable Photos

Posted on August 30th, 2017
Where else can you get a photo-op with the dinosaurs, swim with over 100-year-old shipwrecks, and capture the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets?! Alpena is the place to be for capturing the best sharable photos.  Covered Wooden Bridge & Water Tower Located at Duck Park (corner of Ch

Have You Fished This National Bass Hot-Spot?

Posted on July 26th, 2017
Check out bass fishing in Alpena, Michigan! Alpena is known for some of the best bass fishing in the State of Michigan, and in a state that boasts more than 11,000 lakes, that says a lot! Fletcher’s Pond, Hubbard Lake, Grand Lake, and Long Lake are four of the state’s twenty largest lakes, and they a…

Catch Major League Fishing in Alpena on Saturday Afternoons

Posted on April 4th, 2017
Mark your calendars! The new season of the Outdoor Channel​’s Major League Fishing Two Alpena viewing locations to suit you! (the top rated fishing show!) airs Saturdays, April 1st through May 6. Why is this show so special? Because it was filmed right here in the ALPENA area! So don&…

15 Uniquely Northeast Michigan Wedding Locations You’ll Love

Posted on February 17th, 2017
Love is in the air! Looking for unusual, unique, out of the box locations for a wedding ceremony or reception near the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? From lighthouses and museums, to islands, a rooftop, and even a historic flour mill, the Alpena area offers a multitude of unique destination venues. 1.

The Ultimate Packing Guide to Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on February 1st, 2017
“Sometimes, nature is all you need.” -Shikoba First we brought you “10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter“, now we are bringing you everything you need to know about how to pack for winter adventures here in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. Basic clothing needs for any ou…

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…