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Island Park & Wildlife Sanctuary

#3 of 35 things to do in Alpena Features Animals
Long Rapids Road & Gilchrist Avenue, Alpena, MI
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Perfect walk

Well maintained walking paths with separate paths that are handicap accessible. Plaques along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris W
Howell, Michigan, United States
Very new and a nice walk

This was close to our hotel and we stopped by for a walk after dinner. Everything looked brand-new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John J
Waterford, Michigan
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Long Rapids Road & Gilchrist Avenue, Alpena, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained walking paths with separate paths that are handicap accessible. Plaques along the way to explain the trees or birds that you might see. Perfect length for an afternoon stroll.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was close to our hotel and we stopped by for a walk after dinner. Everything looked brand-new. A nice set-up with different types of landscapes to walk through - prairie, transition forest, etc. Very pretty, but endless traffic noise. Easy to get around, about...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked on the island on our last morning and it quickly became one of the highlights of our trip. We had the whole place to ourselves and saw plenty of ducks geese and swans. Free to anyone who cares to walk it, this is...More

Thank dano8789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is pretty much right in the middle of town, and it is indeed an island in a wide part of the Thunder Bay River. Very nice walking trails through a variety of kinds of vegetation (hard to imagine on this teeny island, but it's...More

1  Thank FoodieOnAHarley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to access from a variety of points in Alpena. Miles of sanctuary where we saw lots of birds including swans and their babies! Very easy to navigate with lots to see. Great place to kayak and right in town.

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely location in any season. It is a wonderful setting for pictures, also. My family enjoys taking walks on the island.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The flower gardens at the trail entrance are beautiful, as well as around the covered bridge area - great photo opportunities! There is 1 short paved trail that goes to an outlook point on the island, the rest of the island has trails covered with...More

Thank MemberP
Reviewed 7 July 2017

You may rent a kayak here or take a walk on the island there is no expense for taking a walk you may fish from one of their docks it is a great place :)

Thank aspecialheart
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Had nice views and land was tooken care of . Kids loved the walk and the views as well. Wish we would have took fishing poles with us.

Thank t1900ney2010
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The old fashioned covered bridge is what coaxed me to take this walk, It takes under an hour, and it very scenic, as well as very peaceful. One can imagine he is out in the wilderness when he is actually in the city.

Thank 484karlc
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Rie K
12 May 2016|
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Response from 7eaters82 | Reviewed this property |
yes, i think dogs are welcome on a leash