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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…

Get Some Spring in Your Step: Alpena’s Top Walks in Nature

Posted on June 1st, 2018
Blue skies, lush green forests, stunning lakeside views, and pieces of our rich history are just the beginning of what you’ll discover when you explore the Alpena Area.  Walks by the Water Ocqueoc Falls Besser Natural Area: Stretching over 134 acres, this area is home to one of Michigan…

It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

Posted on January 25th, 2018
This week brings the 6th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival to Alpena, with over 40 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world.  One special film that will be featured is “The Big Five Dive“. This 28-minute adventure documenta…

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, …

Experience Alpena, Michigan: Satisfying Millennial Wanderlust

Posted on September 7th, 2017
Take a Hike! Millennial (mil-len-nial)- noun
  1. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (if you were born between 1982-2004) 
Wanderlust (wan-der-lust)- noun
  1. a strong desire to travel 
We read about it every day. What Millennials are doing, what they ar…

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…

History Made at 2017 Michigan Brown Trout Festival!

Posted on July 20th, 2017
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Big Brownie caught in Lake Huron during the 43rd Annual Brown Trout Festival!  Jan Stepanski holds prize-winning Big Brownie; photo courtesy of Michigan Brown Trout Festival On July 18th, 2017, Jan Stepanski reeled in Big Brownie with teammate Robert Westen…

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…

“Shinrin-Yoku” Pt. 1- The Therapeutic Value in Nature by Dan Mager

Posted on April 27th, 2017
Land, air, or sea…find your outdoor oasis here in Alpena. Photo by Kristen Bromund Bates “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” -John Muir Maintaining the balance between work, life, and relations…