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This Small Town In Michigan Will Become Your New Favorite Winter Destination
Michigan is home to plenty of gorgeous winter destinations. Our state is a delightful spot for indoor and outdoor activities during the colder months, no matter which region you live in. But there’s one quaint town along stunning US-23 that overflows with wintertime excitement – and you’ll want to visit.
Alpena, Michigan is located on the beautiful shores of Thunder Bay.

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This town of just over 10,000 people is a delightful spot for a winter getaway.

When you arrive for a visit to Alpena, you’ll be immediately charmed.

Start off your day with a bite to eat and a cup of joe at Cabin Creek Coffee, which locals adore for its friendly service and delicious flavors.

Next up, it’s time to head outside for some winter fun. Strap on your snowshoes and venture to the the town’s Rockport State Recreation Area.

Explore Island Park, a natural oasis that features trails with plenty of snowy charm.

Are you an ice-fishing enthusiast? Spend a day casting your line into the chilly waters at nearby Hubbard Lake or Long Lake.

If ice skating is more your speed, there’s a spot for that in Alpena as well: just make the short trip to Northern Lights Arena for an exciting adventure on the rink.

When the weather outside is simply too frightful, head indoors and visit Alpena’s famous Maritime Heritage Museum at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, where you’ll learn all about the history of boats on the Great Lakes.

Perhaps you’re even in the mood to catch a one-of-a-kind theatrical performance at the town’s beloved Thunder Bay Theatre.

After all that excitement, your stomach is certainly growling. Treat yourself to dinner and a brew at Austin Brothers Beer Company.

Before you leave Alpena, take a moment to walk through its delightful downtown area. This is one Michigan getaway that you’ll surely never forget.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Crafty Lady In Combat Boots
    Dec 23, 2016 @ 16:34:54

    Reblogged this on Traveling Lady in Combat Boots.


  2. dunelight
    Dec 23, 2016 @ 22:07:15

    I have paddled up Alpena way. I love Huron. I’ve stayed in Alpena a couple of times and enjoy visiting.


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