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8 Responsible Tips for Visiting Alpena, Michigan

Posted on April 21st, 2019
Travel is an enjoyable, enlightening, and rewarding experience. Here in Alpena, Michigan, the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, the region is especially proud of its green forests and open, blue water. In order to keep these abundant natural resources healthy and ready for plenty of adventures to com
Travis Kowalsky, photography by Amber Nicole Thiessan

Catching Up with Alpena Native Travis Kowalsky, of The Way Down Wanderers

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
For this edition of “Where Are They Now”, we caught up with Alpena native Travis Kowalsky, banjo player from the folk band The Way Down Wanderers. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Maybe you have even watched them perform at Folk Fest one year!  The Way Down Wanderers, photography b…
Adam Zeeman has a blast sledding after a winter snowfall. Photo courtesy, Paul Gerow.

The Ultimate Packing Guide to Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on March 7th, 2019
First we brought you “10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter“, now we are bringing you the ultimate packing guide for a winter adventure here in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. Basic clothing needs for any outdoor winter adventure: Layers! Layers! Layers!
  • First you need your base lay
A calm winter morning at Island Park, by Amy Lijewski

10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter

Posted on February 28th, 2019
The hustle and bustle of the holidays have long been over. This is the time when the full effects of an Alpena winter are washing over us, bringing us feelings of cabin fever, seasonal depression, and an anxiousness for spring. Don’t fall into the doldrums of winter, follow this guide to

Don’t Miss Out! Must-See Film Festivals Happening in Alpena

Posted on January 22nd, 2019
This week brings us the 7th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival to Alpena, with over 50 Oceanic and Great Lakes films created by filmmakers from all over the world! Beginning January 23rd, through January 27th.  Thunder Bay International Film Festival One special film tha…

New to Forest Bathing? Here are 5 Tips to Winter Forest Bathing in Alpena

Posted on January 18th, 2019
It’s January, which means the spell of winter has been cast down upon us in full force. The frozen ground glistens with a blanket of white snow, the sky…well we haven’t seen much of it these past few weeks. Which is why winter forest bathing should be priority uno on your to-do list.

Quick List of Celebrations & Adventures to Ring in the New Year in Alpena

Posted on December 28th, 2018
Preparations for celebrating the New Year are underway! Numerous Alpena establishments are rolling out their holiday best while bringing in the new year and new beginnings. Where will you be toasting? Check out this list of some of Alpena’s  hot celebrations and low-key adventures t…

12 Days of Christmas in Alpena: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday-Themed Activities

Posted on December 18th, 2018
By Guest Blogger: Lara King Only 1 more week until Christmas! However, we made a list and checked it twice so you can fit in all of these events and activities before Christmas time. Enjoy these holiday-themed activities, shopping local, and festive plates in “The Ultimate Holiday GuideR

Changing the Narrative, One Scoop at a Time

Posted on November 28th, 2018
When Aaron Buza and his wife Kari were approached about taking over ownership of Downtown Scoops in Alpena, they were honored and excited. Established in 2011 by Chris and Missi LeFave, Downtown Scoops has delighted local residents and visitors with their homemade waffle cones, unique flavor var

Never Miss Another Adventure with WBKB’s Field Trip Fridays!

Posted on November 8th, 2018
From discovering sinkholes in Mystery Valley, to hiking the forgotten village of Bell, never miss out on an Alpena area adventure again by following WBKB’s Field Trip Fridays! Maybe you’ve always wanted to venture out into the sinkholes, take a dance class, or splash in Ocqueoc Falls…