The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

Come and experience all three of our exciting courses.

Michigan Fall Color Tours

Michigan Fall Color Tours

It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees.

Iron County Fishing

Iron County Fishing

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County that have numerous species of fish.

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing is one of the top family fun activities in Iron County, and its lakes and streams provide excellent sport fishing.

Iron County Snowmobiling

Iron County Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the greatest and most exciting sport there is in the the Great Lakes Region!

Iron County Michigan Lakes

Iron County Michigan Lakes

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County.

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Campfire, long walks, reading under the shade of a giant maple, paddling on a quiet lake ... it's time to unwind.

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Welcome to a corner of the world that’s like nothing else in this world. You’ll find a wonderland of unspoiled natural beauty in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

A variety of locations provide summer activities. With 314 lakes and 900 miles of rivers, there is something for everyone. The UP of Michigan is relaxing as well as offers an opportunity for groups to gather.

Alpha Michigan In Iron County

Written by ironcountylodging on April 27, 2016

When you arrive in Alpha Michigan and make your way to the Alpha Circle Historic District, you can travel back in time and experience life in an Upper Peninsula village during the era of iron ore exploration and mining. During the late 1800’s, exploration for iron ore began here, and eventually three ore mines operated in the area. These mines allowed a village to grow; Alpha Michigan was incorporated in 1914. The village flourished until the mining activity diminished and finally closed down in the 1960’s.

Porter School in Alpha Michigan

Alpha Michigan and Porter School

Unlike so many other small villages in the region, this one is not being slowly abandoned, the difference is that there is an effective effort to preserve the history and turn the village into a viable community again.

Situated on a hill overlooking the Alpha Creek, with a “Circle” as the center of town, directly in front of the Porter School, Alpha Michigan Township Hall, water tower and the First National Bank building.  Renovation has now begun on the old school classrooms so that they will be available for small businesses or other public usage.  To date, the following fledgling businesses have moved into the old school; Sewing Shop, Hand-made Soap Shop, an Antique/Collectible Resale Shop, Custom Bird Houses & Bee Towres, Specialty Pet Shop, and one of the rooms is home to the Porter School Library and Resource Center.

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Porters School Farmer’s Market: You are invited to take part in the fresh-air shopping experience offered by the Porter School Farmers’ Market. We’re located in front of the historic Porter School on the circle in the Village of Alpha, Michigan. Our market is open mid-June through mid-October, Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon and features locally grown seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs and assorted kitchen delights. Watch for our summer schedule of events which include musical entertainment and “Tastes of Summer”, prepared produce dishes you can sample with take home recipe cards. Also displayed on the front lawn are arts and crafts which have included: jewelry, custom designed frames, wood carvings and found object art. The historic Porter School also is home to The Circle Cafe open for breakfast and lunch as well as the Porter School Market Place unique specialty shops housed in the 1914 school building.