Posted on July 10th, 2018How 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…
Posted on June 1st, 2018Blue 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
Besser Natural Area: Stretching over 134 acres, this area is home to one of Michigan…
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…
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, …
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 TowerLocated at Duck Park (corner of Ch…
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…
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…
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…
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…