The grills are out, the kids are done with school, and it’s the start of another beautiful Michigan summer! For some of us, that means trips to see family and friends around the country. But for many of us, there are still the demands of work and summer school to contend with. That’s why here at your Ford service center and dealership, we want to recommend some of our favorite weekend getaways you can get to easily from right here in Alpena, MI!

If you’re packing up the kids into your 2018 Ford Edge for camping, hiking, and other outdoor fun, there are plenty of great options nearby, like the Grayling and Roscommon State Forest Areas. If you’re up for a little more driving, the Huron-Manistee National Forests offer almost a million acres of rare ecology, canoeing, camping, and more. Looking for a little more culture during your weekend away? Traverse City is a favorite vacation destination for a reason, boasting beautiful shorelines and scenery right alongside its famous Victorian City Opera House, Dennos Museum Center, and award-winning restaurants. And whether you’re taking the whole family or just going for a romantic getaway, it’s hard to beat a classic trip to Mackinaw City. Whether you’re taking the ferry to Mackinac Island for a fudge fix or marveling at the bridge and local historical sites, Mackinaw is a must-see – and less than a two hour drive from Alpena.

Whatever quick road trips you have planned for the summer, we’ve got the cars to get you there here at Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena. We’ll have you on the road to adventure in no time when you talk to one of our expert staff members about our new Ford vehicles. Ossineke, MI, Rogers City, MI and other Alpena area drivers can plan a wonderful road trip with a little help from the perfect car.