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9 Iconic Wedding Photo Backdrops in Alpena’s Great Outdoors

It’s wedding season! Are you getting married in Alpena? Whether you are getting hitched this year or the next, it’s time to start thinking about those jaw-dropping photo backdrops that showcase the beauty of your big day.

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10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

 

little girl enjoying an ice cream cone

Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer day at Culligan Plaza downtown! Photo courtesy Michele Madison

How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course!

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What’s Happening in Alpena for the 4th of July?

Celebrate America’s 241st birthday with this dynamic, all-American small town!

Alpena, Michigan has become famous for plentiful 4th of July extravaganzas, and we’d hate to see you miss out!

Cardboard Boat Regatta

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Bike Month in Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Communities all around the country, from the east coast to the west coast, participate every May. Here is how you can too, right here in Alpena! 

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It’s Officially Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week!

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. 

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Exploring Alpena History with Kids this Holiday Season

In less than a month it will be Christmas break for the kiddos. Which can only mean three things: lazy mornings lounging in pj’s til afternoon, cartoons for days, and the inevitable phrase every parent hears at least once or … Read the rest


Get Ready to Hit the Trails This Autumn!

Slow down and become one with nature this fall in the  Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; relax, rejuvenate, and restore. Within moments you can be out on a trail, from groomed woodland trails to gentle paved trails in the city. Wander … Read the rest


Experience Alpena, Michigan: Satisfying Millennial Wanderlust

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, … Read the rest


Do you know the history of Alpena’s Second Avenue Bridge?

In 1862, before Alpena’s first bridge was built across the Thunder Bay River, a ferry boat was the only means of travel between the north and south sections of this rapidly growing Northeast Michigan town.

Alpena's first 2nd Avenue bridge in 1865

Construction of Alpena’s first 2nd

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6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the bikingnew vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.

  1. Think about
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