• Alpena - Alpena Stars

    Alpena Stars

    Get lost under the cosmos at Rockport State Recreation Area, an official Dark Sky Preserve, where the perfect night sky meets the Milky Way. Nothing says Pure Michigan like a crackling bonfire under the stars in Alpena.

  • Getaway to Alpena, Michigan 

    Alpena embodies the haven from the stresses of everyday life: the culturally rich place to relax and a sanctuary to rejuvenate, and inspire the happy, healthy and creative you. A port in the storm. It's what sailors have always searched for when the weather took a turn for the worst. Isn't that what we're all looking for in these days of shouting headlines? Our friendly, historic city may be just what the doctor ordered. We've turned the volume down and slowed the pace a bit so you can relax, rejuvenate and discover your family all over again. So turn your back to the wind and discover a place as close as a few hour's drive, but as far away as you'll ever need to be.

    Home of:
    2013 Outdoor Channel's Major League Fishing
        2014/2015 Outdoor Channel's Fishing University
        2015 Miss Michigan, Emily Kieliszewski
        The nation's only roadside dinosaur park, Dinosaur Gardens
        The only fresh water national marine sanctuary, Thunder Bay National marine Sanctuary
        World headquarters for Besser Company, revolutionizing concrete block-making
        Seven lighthouses within an hour's travel
        1990 filming location for Die Hard 2
        Home of 3 official Dark Sky Preserves, Rockport State Recreation Area, Thompson's Harbor and Negwegon State Park.