Thompson Harbor State Park This state park has numerous trails running through it. Detailed maps of the various trails can be found at the parking lot which is approximately one mile off of US 23 North. This state park is designed to be a wilderness area, so only day use is available.
Ocqueoc Falls.The largest waterfall in the Lower Peninsula,is actually two waterfalls about 300 feet apart. It is one of the few rivers in Michigan that flows from south to north.
(12 miles West of
Alpena Bi-Path. Approximately 18 miles long, the path travels through several of Alpena’s scenic parks and beaches along the Thunder Bay River and lake Huron.
One mile , bike trail
Can be found off of East Grand Lake road, just past the village of Presque Isle.
Nine miles North of Alpena via US-23 & Co Rd 405. hike, bike trail
Presque Isle Harbor trail
This trail begins at the Presque Isle Harbor pier and goes through a cedar forest and ends at the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
5477 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle, MI 49777
Approximately 75 miles away. The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. The bridge opened to traffic on November 1, 1957.
Boat Harbors. Alpena, Presque Isle and Roger City
Festivals. Alpena Brown Trout Festival, Alpena County Fair, Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival. Posen Potatoe Festival. Roger City Nautical Festival.
Sinkholes There are about 100 of these natural geologic wonders in the Alpena area and 200 across Northern Michigan. Only the Stevens Twin Sinks, the Bruski Sink, and "Mystery Valley"-Sunken Lake are open for public viewing. Pick up a brochure at the Community Development Building to find the sites, near Maple Lane and Leer Roads. Maps to some of the public viewing areas can be found at local Department of Natural Resources office is Alpena.
Wine Tasting at Stoney Acres Winery-With colorful country roads, fall is a great time to visit Stoney Acres Winery in Alpena. At Stoney Acres, you can taste and purchase locally-made Silver City Red (Merlot), Silver City White (Riesling), Thunder Bay Red (Concord) and fruit wines including Apple, Blackberry, Black Cherry,
Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Pear, Raspberry and Strawberry
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center NOAA Experience the Shipwreck Century as you battle the fury of a Lake Huron storm aboard a 19th-century schooner. Explore a shipwreck without getting wet! No matter your age, a discovery awaits you at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center! Featuring immersive maritime heritage exhibits, an HD theater, wooden boatbuilding workshop, a gift shop and exciting programs and events throughout the year. Bring your friends and family and dive into our Great Lakes past!
500 W. Fletcher Street Alpena, Michigan 49707 989-356-8805 OPEN ALL YEAR. FREE ADMISSION. Current Hours: Mon-Sat. 10 - 5
Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm & appleseed’s mercantile, Rogers City- A visit to theMmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm is a MUST-DO fall activity for families.
Haunted Lighthouse-The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse is said to be haunted by the ghost of George Parris, who served as caretaker of the lighthouse for 15 years.
Haunted Saloon-Little is known about the life and death of Agnes Lau, but the owners of the John A. Saloon in "Old Town" Alpena believe it is her feisty, protective spirit that haunts their saloon.
Sleigh Ride!- An old fashioned sleigh ride is an exciting, invigorating outdoor family activity that recalls simpler times and pleasures. Darrell and Lee Spragg (Spragg’s Belgians) offer this popular and traditional activity on winter weekends for any size up to 100. More information, call (989) 379-4403. Sleigh Ride to Supper-Thunder Bay Golf Resort's popular Elk Viewing/Gournet Dinner Sleigh Rife is an exciting and memorable way to celebrate the winter season. The activity begins with a horse-drawn sleigh ride that carries your merry party through snow-covered forest trails, including a stop to see some of Thunder Bay's resident herd of majestic Rocky Mountain Elk and trophy Whitetail Deer. At the end of the trail, you’ll arrive at the Elk Antler Log Cabin, where a five-course dinner is served in the warm glow of the fireplace.