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Through the Lens: Instagram Fans Recap Summer in Alpena

Posted on September 19th, 2018
On Saturday summer will be officially over. We will start to tune into the earthy smells of autumn, the wind, the colors, and the breeze. But, wait! Before we get into “pumpkin spice everything” with our obligatory flannel shirts, let us reminisce on the beautiful warm days of summer Alpena was b…

Through the Lens: Our Instagram Fans Tell the Story of April 2018

Posted on May 4th, 2018
If you are not yet following @sanctuary_of_the_great_lakes on Instagram, you’re missing out! Check out these awesome photos taken by our IG fans during the month of April. They perfectly depict the timeline of events that Mother Nature bestowed upon us. It was a wild ride!    We s…

Living Social in Our Sanctuary

Posted on February 20th, 2018
We love getting fun photos of your adventure here in Alpena, such as this one shared by Instagram user @eisenmananna. Just a relaxing day at the beach…in winter…and on ice! Keeping your friends and family up-to-date on your adventures is easy with devices that can be found no further th…

Alpena Wins Host Opportunity for Pure Michigan Social Media Workshop

Posted on April 7th, 2016
Alpena is one of only 5 locations around Michigan to win a host opportunity for a high value Pure Michigan educational workshop open to anyone wishing to improve their social media and digital marketing strategy for the upcoming tourism season. Tourism related, or tourism-dependent businesses a

Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is on Instagram!

Posted on October 29th, 2015
Social media continues to be on the rise and Alpena is on board! We want the world to see just how beautiful our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is during every season; and what a better way than Instagram! We love bringing you updates on everything Alpena from Facebook to blog, so be sure to check out and fol