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Island Park & Wildlife Sanctuary

#4 of 35 things to do in Alpena Features Animals
Long Rapids Road & Gilchrist Avenue, Alpena, MI
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Beautiful park in the middle of the city

I visited this park in the dead of winter in January, so it wasn't very crowded. But it offers an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul D
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Stretch Your Legs at this Nice Park in Alpena

The park IS an island with a number of trails. You can walk every one during one visit. It's very... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Bennett-NJ
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Vernon, New Jersey
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“duck” (4 reviews)
“easy hike” (2 reviews)
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Long Rapids Road & Gilchrist Avenue, Alpena, MI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this park in the dead of winter in January, so it wasn't very crowded. But it offers an array of trails and beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The park IS an island with a number of trails. You can walk every one during one visit. It's very close by to the Alpena Ramada - close enough to walk to. And you will see nature, but in a pretty controlled environment. Worth a...More

Thank Bennett-NJ
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent natural beauty, in an island park located right in Alpena, Michigan city limits. Well-marked trails, as well as a tower and covered bridge make this park a llocal favorite.

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Love this little gem of Alpena. Beautiful bridge and water tower with nice gardens. Great place to walk and hike for river, duck and swan views. Very quiet and peaceful.

Thank 7eaters82
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've spent a lot of time here and enjoyed every minute of it. You can get reasonably close to swans and other waterfowl, and the river view is amazing

Thank Mischele K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well worth the time to relax and enjoy. This is a beautiful setting, suitable for Kayaking or just relaxing near.

Thank DanandSharon
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My husband and I are birders. We went to this Sanctuary to see what there was to see. It offered not only good birding opportunities but was, as well, a pleasant place to take a walk. Nicely done!

Thank SherriHF
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must see and beautiful views. My husband and I walked the trails and saw several wildlife. A very peaceful area and natural.

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 19 August 2016

While driving through Alpena, my husband & I noticed this picturesque covered bridge and had to stop and see it. We didn’t have any problem finding a parking space in the paved parking lot (entrance is off Long Rapids Road). Entrance to this City-owned park...More

Thank Denice S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The new bridge is very nice. They don't allow bikes...you must walk. But it's an easy walk with many paths that go off the main path. It was fun exploring!

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