Alpena Michigan Vacation Ideas

Alpena Michigan is the vacation spot for you if you want to travel to a great town with lots of things to do from swimming, fishing, hiking and biking to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

It is located on the Sunrise Side Coastal Highway, a 200-mile stretch of US 23 lined with awesome views, wooded landscapes, open beaches and recreational getaways for any activity you enjoy! Many travelers love to rent bikes and ride a sixteen-mile trail that leads through a number of Alpena’s great public parks and beaches. It also has a fabulous downtown shopping area that is located right near the marina, and an "Old Town" just north of Thunder Bay River.

Alpena Michigan Lil Red

Visitors enjoy Alpena because it is a quiet and friendly town with a laid-back, charming atmosphere and many beautifully restored homes and buildings from the turn of the century. It is also home to "Lil’ Red" a small lighthouse seen best from the city harbor.

Nature lovers will enjoy Duck Park and Island Park which are located in a section of the city's 600-acre wildlife sanctuary. Island Park has awesome nature trails and fishing platforms. Duck Park offers more fishing and a picnic area with great views of the large variety of birds in the sanctuary area.

Fishermen also have the option of some of the state’s top fishing charters. You can enjoy catching King Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Walleye right from beautiful Lake Huron.

But don’t forget to hit the beach! Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park is a great swimming beach, with a mini skate park, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, children's play area, picnic area, and an open area for just perfect for flying a kite.

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