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. 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.
Nothing says "Pure Michigan" like a bonfire under the stars. Get lost under the cosmos at one of three state-designated Dark Sky Preserves: Rockport State Recreation Area, Negwegon State Park, & Thompson's Harbor State park.
You'll find inspiration on every turn in Alpena, whether it be on land or on water. This community welcomes you to your ultimate vacation destination for relaxed outdoor recreation.
Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse, the second oldest lighthouse of the Great Lakes, helped to guide many ships into Alpena's safe harbor a dozen miles away.