Family Fun

8  Have a beach party
If you’re looking for more to do than swim, sunbathe, beach walk, nap and relax at the Oakapiney, here are a few ideas!

In Alpena (8 miles north of cottages):

  • 9th Street Skate Park
  • Lee’s Miniature Golf
  • JJ’s Awesome Acres – go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf
  • Lake front parks
  • Play structure at the Band shell on the lake
  • Alpena Harbor – Charter fishing on the big lake, etc.
  • Fishing – in the Thunder Bay River from shore or rent a boat at Camper’s Cove
  • 2 Dairy Queens
  • 2 Movie Theaters
  • Live Theatre – Thunder Bay Theatre
  • Scuba Dive the shipwrecks in Thunder Bay
  • Shopping – antique stores and more downtown, or at the Alpena Mall
  • Alpena Heritage River walk
  • Art in the Loft Gallery 109
  • Neiman’s Family Market -for your grocery needs
  • Golf – several area courses
  • For more information, go to Alpena Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
  • Bowl at Alpena Thunder Bowl Lanes

Ossineke (2 miles south of cottages):

  • Dinosaur Gardens – miniature golf and life size dinosaur sculptures
  • Shingaba Shores Playground Park
  • IGA grocery and restaurants close to cottages


  • Excellent biking on low-traffic paved roads
  • Chippewa Hills Pathway – biking and hiking trails
  • Negwegon State Park – forest hiking trails and beach, 3 rustic walk-in or boat-in campsites
  • Lighthouses and Museums
  • less than a 2 hour drive to Mackinaw Bridge

Find even more fun with Trip Advisor.