On the shore of Lake Huron lies Alepna, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. This historic city is the perfect starting point for all things outdoor-related. Whether you’re looking to fish, ski or scuba dive, you can do it all in Alpena.
Largemouth bath and a variety of salmon are waiting for anglers who visit Alpena. Spend a leisurely day trolling from a canoe, fly fish in the reeds or charter a boat for some deep water water fishing; any kind of fishing is available here! Don’t let cold temperatures deter you, ice fishing season is in full swing in the winter. With over 300,000 acres of open water and 100 separate bodies of water, it is always the right time to go fishing in Alpena.
Water enthusiasts don’t need to fish to get the most out of the area. Kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board your way around the area on any of the quiet rivers or lakes. A slightly different kind of water adventure, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary protects 200 shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Huron. Visit Shipwreck Alley by kayak or aboard a glass bottom boat.
A jet charter airport in Alpena takes you to one of the most picturesque places in the state. Seven lighthouses dot the shoreline, including the tallest accessible lighthouse on the Great Lakes. While winter in Michigan is crisp, it’s also breathtaking. A fresh blanket of snow makes for a serene day…or acts as an invitation to snowshoe, ice skate, and cross country ski if that’s more your style!