is in the Thunder Bay area of Lake Huron (see maps below).
Alpena is one of Michigan’s “Cool Cities” for its commitment to building a vibrant, energetic, attractive city. Northern Lights Ice Arena is a “cool” place for hockey and great events and is the home of the NAHL Junior A Alpena Ice Diggers hockey team. Taste and purchase locally-made wine at a country winery or visit a local brewing company, where beer and soda are on tap for the tasting. Enjoy hot coffee and conversation at a downtown Internet café or dinner at a historic saloon that catered to rough and ready lumberjacks. An attractive downtown area, an enclosed shopping mall, antiques mall and a variety of major chains offer the visitor tempting options for both shopping and dining. Motels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, cabins and campgrounds offer a wide range of accommodations, amenities and inviting extras.
There are 3 Motel Chains:
NEW The 2011
Bigelow Society Reunion registation on
Sept. 9 and 10 9:00 in
Our reunion will be held at the DAYS INN ON HIGHWAY 32 ALPENA , MI. BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BEFORE AUG. 24 .
CALL HOTEL NO. 1-(989) 356-6118
IF YOU WANT INFORMATION ON THE AREA CALL DEB. PARADIKE AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1-800-425-7362.
FRIDAY WE WILL HAVE A SPEAKER ON THE HISTORY OF THUNDER BAY IN OUR MEETING ROOM AT 1:30.
On Friday 3:30 to 5:00 WE WILL TOUR THE MARITIME MUSEUM.
AT 5:30 WE WILL EAT AT THE 19TH HOLE RESTURANT'.
SATURDAY WE WILL HAVE A SPEAKER ON GENEALOGY ON THE WOMENS SIDE AT 2: 00. LUNCH BOTH DAYS IS ON YOUR OWN.
SATURDAY, DINNER WILL BE AT 6:00 AT THE JOHN A . LAW RESTAURANT. COST IS $15.00 .
THE SPEAKER WILL SPEAK ON THE GHOST THAT INHABITS THE RESTAURANT.
THERE WILL BE A BOARD MEETING AT 10.00 ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTONS CALL JACKIE WOODS AT 1-810-635-4048
Best Western: (989) 356-9087; http://book.michigan-hotels.org/hotel/?refid=1073&rs_hid=57934&view=o
Days Inn: (989) 356-6118; http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=04670&brandInfo=DI
Holiday Inn: (989) 356-2151. http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/alpena/apnmi/hoteldetail/photos-tours
Rod Bigelow Box 13 Chazy Lake