in Our Sanctuary
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online with these social media apps to prepare for your visit and to keep you connected to our
Sanctuary of the Great Lakes anytime, anywhere. While sharing your explorations, tag #Alpena
#VisitAlpena and #SanctuaryoftheGreatLakes to show your friends where you are!
Did you know that the Alpena area is home to the only freshwater
National Marine Sanctuary, THREE designated dark sky parks, and the
tallest lighthouse accessible to the public on the Great Lakes? Fun facts,
adventures, accommodations, events, and itineraries for every season
are just a few of many things you can find online at visitalpena.com.
Can’t find something you’re looking for? Use the “Ask a Local” feature
to send an email to get the inside scoop from someone who knows
Alpena best—those who live here!
Live Like a Local
Do you have a wanderlust spirit looking for firsthand experiences in
a new place? Check out Alpena’s weekly blogs at visitalpena.com/blog
for your hub on Alpena culture stories. You will find everything from
outdoor adventures with local 4-legged companions, to Alpena’s best
of burgers bucket list, best trail rides for every season, and the best
practices to take advantage of all three of the Alpena area’s dark sky
preserves - Just to name a few.
Be a guest blogger! For possible inclusion in our blog posts, share your
trip experience with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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upcoming must-see events and festivals, historical facts and places
and where to find them, the latest visitor reviews, photos, and
contests, as well as many other exciting stories happening in the area.
Interact with us by sending in your photos and stories for the chance
to see your images displayed on one or more of our social media
Building A Boat; Courtesy Shirley Helwig
Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. Alpena’s four seasons have it all!
You’ll find our beauty on display on our Instagram page by following
#/@sanctuary_of_the_great_lakes. New photos are posted
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Alpena locals. Share your memorable stories with us by tagging us
or by hashtagging #sanctuaryofthegreatlakes and #visitalpena.
Watch Alpena through the eyes of the story-tellers that live here
on the Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes YouTube channel.
Find out what it’s really like for locals in the Alpena area as they
explore and document America’s favorite small-town adventure
through the art of GoPro footage and videography.
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Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes
Nowicki's Sausage & Soda; Courtesy Meaghan Gass