I'm just passing through there and wondered if there are any good coffee shops? You know, Starbucks type but local.
There are a couple of good sandwich shops that have different fariety of coffee's I would give Take 5 Deli a try. Good luck and have a safe trip
I see that your post was from July, but hopefully you will see this. We will be visiting Alpena either this week-end or next. Anything good for 2 adults and a 14 year old? It looks like holiday inn is the best bet for my teenager?? THANKS for any info!!
Right now the snow is prime for snowmobiling and cross country sking.
AS far as motels I would look at either the Holiday Inn or the Days Inn.
The Ice fishing is really picking up right now also. Alpena is a outdoorsman paradise.
Welcome to Alpena and have a safe trip.
Just curious, Is that gift shop still there in the old Drug Store? It's been years since I was there, Maybe 15 years or so, but I was fascinated by the old bottles and shelves and wheeled ladders, etc.I loved Alpena for the quaintness, small town, friendly feel.
Thank you for sharing your expertise!!!
I think you are talking about John Henry's antique shop, and yes it is still here. I could spend hours in that store looking at all the old bottles, tins and war memorablia.
Kimbo, another attraction you don't want to miss is the NOAA museum. There is alot of history about sailing and the great lakes. Very interesting and educational.
Yes Alpena is deff the secret of the north! I now live in SW Fla and Im on my way home to Alpena! Even though it is beautiful here it does not compare to there! the woods, water ,and just the people in general, are so diffrent, I miss it sooo much! the walks in the woods,jumping in the fresh water lakes and the places you go where EVERYONE knows you'r name.( well sometimes I miss that) LOL, anyway its nice to see someone familer with home, it makes me even more excited to be there! Cant wait to get back to my secret place!
Planning to go up there the first 2 weeks of August.
Does anyone know a nice cabin/cottage to stay in with 2 adults and 2 kids?
I would contact the chamber of Commerce at 989-354-4181. It being so late most of the cottages book up here quick, Contact the Chamber and they will be able to provide you a list of cottages and you will have to contact the owners to see what they have available.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy your stay here in Alpena.