Winter is finally underway here in Iron County, ice fishers are fishing, snowmobilers are snowmobiling, and the skiers are skiing! With over 200 different lakes to choose from and over 300 miles of snowmobile trails, Iron County truly is one of the best places to visit here in Michigan. Nothing feels better than a day on the ice, reeling in that 36″ northern pike or a mountable walleye. Maybe even a few stories of the fish you “caught”, theres nothing
For several years now there has been the start of a new tradition in Iron County, The IronLine races. Now in its fourth year the races consists of sled dogs, Fat Bikes, the crowd of people cheering the racers, and the occasional smell of pasties. Now less than one month away coming this January 29th, the fun will officially begin at 9:00am and end the 30th by 5:00pm. This years FatBike main event will be in the 27-29 mile range,
Wow, has this year gone by fast! I can’t believe that it is already December. Even though it’s already December, it doesn’t feel like it. It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has passed and the heart of winter is almost here.
Anyway, I came across a list of Yooper Stereotypes and it’s quite interesting.
Here is the list:
Yoopers Are Ridiculously Proud Of Being Yoopers.
Yoopers Could Survive The Next Ice Age No Problem.
Yoopers Are A Bunch Of Cheese Heads.
Yoopers Are Hard Core Hunters.
The long wait for the ski season is over! Ski Brule is officially open after the days and weeks of anticipation. This past October has been the warmest on record, which is either good or bad, depending on what you prefer. Anyway, Ski Brule has been open since Nov. 22nd and will be open daily! If you love to ski and/or snowboard, you have to check it out. Even though they are open, the temperatures are still unseasonably high (Thank
So, where’s winter? Today is November 17th and it is 50 degrees right now… Some people like the warmer temperatures, but for those who love the winter sports, this is really messing up their plans. Fortunately, for all of those winter lovers, the temperatures look like they are going to drop later this week, starting on Thursday. Shortly after that, we should be able to start seeing snow in the forecasts.
The UP is beautiful throughout the year, but I do
November 15th is a few days away and with that comes regular firearm deer hunting. I don’t even have to explain how big of a deal this is, because you already know. What I can talk about, are the positives that come from this time of the year. One of the best parts about this season, is simply being in the outdoors. There is a certain level of calmness and tranquility that comes from being in the great outdoors. John
Tomorrow is Veterans Day and it is important to pay tribute to those who had and are continuing to serve our country. To provide a brief history about this holiday, on May 13, 1938, an Act was approved that made November 11th of each year a legal holiday. This day, known as “Armistice Day,” was meant to honor the veterans of World War I. However, due to World War II, Congress amended the Act of 1938 in 1954 and insisted
If you live in Iron County you have been here, and if you are just coming to visit Iron County you have to go here. The Ottawa National Forest consists of almost one million acres! This forest is filled with breathtaking scenery and wildlife, including Black Bear, Whitetail Deer, Eagles, Loons, Grey Wolves, Ruffled Grouse, and Wild Turkey. The Ottawa National Forest was first established in the early 1930’s, and by the mid 1930’s it reached it maximum size of
This past week the Michigan DNR had put on display two cougars in the hopes of helping the public learn more about these beautiful animals. One of the cougars is displayed at the Department of Natural Resources customer service center in Newberry, while the other is located at the “Fact Shack” at the Upper Falls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Cougars were originally native to Michigan and were then extirpated from the state at the turn of the century. Since 2008
Fall colors are just coming to peak. Several weeks later than normal years. Lots of orange and rust colors. This weekend is the weekend to be in Iron County Michigan to see the colors.
The Iron County Ducks Unlimited (DU) will host its 37th annual banquet at the George Young Recreational Complex on Saturday, Oct. 24.
There are many door prizes, including a grand door prize of a kayak package. The evening will have many activities including raffles, games, silent and live