• Glass Bottom Boat Tour

  • NOAA Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Museum

  • Besser Museum

  • Alpena Bi-Path

  • Maritime Heritage Trail

  • Northeast State Trail (N.E.S.T.)

  • Kayak/Canoeing on Thunder Bay River​

Nearby Attractions

The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary boasts opportunities for strolling, paddling, fishing, hiking, trail-walking, bird-watching, picnicking, dog-walking, nature study, and photography.  While on the island, we ask that you (and your four legged friends) stay on the trails to help preserve our fragile ecosystem. Picnic tables, BBQs, shady rest areas, and canoe and kayak rentals are located in Duck Park. 

Alpena, Michigan

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Things To Do

Northern Michigan has some of the most serene natural areas in the country as well as some pretty fascinating history.  Check out some of these areas while you are here! 

The Thunder Bay River Center Building will be located adjacent to the Duck Park parking lot on Long Rapids Road in Alpena, Michigan. 

Thunder Bay River Center


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  • Besser Natural Area

  • Norway Ridge

  • Chippewa Hills Pathway

  • Northeast State Trail (N.E.S.T.)

  • ​Negwegon State Park

  • Rockport State Park and Recreation Area

  • ​Thompson's Harbor State Park