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Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes
March 11, 2016

Speaking of love: You might LOVE an adventure in Alpena, Michigan if ...

You Might Love Alpena, Michigan If… …you love snorkeling and diving the more than 200 historic shipwrecks of Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free. …you love ripping through the trails of Chippewa Hills Pathway on your mountain bike; nature thrills for miles. …you love sinking your teeth into a red ripe, locally grown, strawberry on the Fourth of July. …you love getting lost under the beauty of the cosmos at 1 of our 3 dark sky preserves, Negwegon State Park, Rockport State Recreation Area, or Thompson’s Harbor State Park. …you love small town charm and friendly conversation in our Downtown shops and stops; Alpena has something to offer for everyone. …you love driving "up north" with excitement in your belly, ready for your first whitetail deer hunt of the season. …you love collecting fossils from the Age of the Fishes. Devonian Era fossils are plenty at Rockport State Recreation Area. …you love taking that first swim of the summer at one of dozens of inland lakes; rock the boat at the sandies. …you love snowshoeing and cross-country skiing through the lowland terrain of Norway Ridge Pathway; 10 miles of smooth and groomed paths through Michigan wilderness. …you love experiencing the first blooms of spring, the first rays of summer, the first fall of leaves in autumn, and the first snowfall in winter. #FourSeasonsForever …you love a 7-minute commute to ANYWHERE in the city limits. …you love the good-time brewpub experience with friends at Austin Brothers Beer Company, filling your growler and your belly. …you love casting that first line on Grand Lake and reeling in your catch of the day, fresh walleye for dinner. …you love getting lost in relaxation on Starlite beach, while you soak up the sun and lazily build sandcastles. …you love spending an afternoon downtown sipping locally-made wine from Thunder Bay Winery, or getting out of town to a forest of pines and wines at Stoney Acres Winery. …you love stand-up paddle boarding in the calm waters of the bay at Mich-E-Ke-Wis park, or on a windy day when the waves are just right. If any of these sound like your perfect day, you just might love Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes! Share with a friend…and they just might love Alpena, too! We are ready to help you plan your trip. Just head over to or email us directly at

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