Neumann’s Loafers Retreat is located on the shores of Long Lake, Michigan but is also just a short 13-mile drive away from Alpena, Michigan. Alpena is situated on Lake Huron and has been known to sailors as “A Port in the Storm”.

Alpena provides shopping, dining and many great annual events. Check out the Visit Alpena Website for more information on all things Alpena. Or call 989-340-2288 to speak to a representative.

Loafer Activities

Bicycling, Boating, Canoeing, Cookouts, Dining Out, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Museum, Planetarium, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Shopping, Swimming, Theaters, Trophy Fishing, Water Skiing

Things to Do

Alpena Shipwreck Tours, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center (Fun Exhibits for the Kids), Jesse Besser Museum (Alpena), Art in the Loft (Local Artist Exhibits), River Center (Wildlife Sanctuary), Arzo Sports & Fun Park (Go-Karts), Dinosaur Gardens (Walking Tour of Life-Size Reproductions), Thunder Bay Theatre (Live Acting), Ocqueoc Falls (Presque Isle County), Presque Isle Lighthouses, Thompson Harbor Park Preserve, Leer Area Sinkholes and Presque Isle Harbor (Big Boat Fishing). Be sure to also check out nearby Rockport State Recreation Area if you love looking for fossils!

Local Events

It’s best to check the Alpena Visitors Bureau for the most up to date event listings.

Our area does 4th of July in a big way, there is also annual several fishing tournaments, a county fair, lighthouse festivals and even a Potato Festival! 

Best Local Dining

These are some of the finer dining, coffee and ice cream establishments in the area. Alpena does have the standard fast food fare. For a complete list of restaurants and shopping please see the Visit Alpena website’s comprehensive list.