Written by ironcountylodging on May 26, 2016
Memorial Day In Iron County Michigan. Those who gave their all for their country will be remembered and honored next Monday, May 30, when Iron County and the rest of the nation observes Memorial Day.
Ceremonies will take place Memorial Day morning at cemeteries around the county, led by the West Side and East Side Veterans councils.
In addition, a special ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. in Crystal Falls, where plaques honoring two area men who were killed during the
Written by ironcountylodging on May 23, 2016
The kids are getting excited for summer vacation from school and Iron County has so many programs to offer the area youth! Summer camps, biking, parks, fishing, swimming and lots of really amazing hiking adventures.
Two summer camps stand out when talking about Iron County. You have Camp Batawagama that starts out the year with a week long band camp and moves in to week long youth camps for your kids to learn new skills, enjoy nature and disconnect from the
Written by ironcountylodging on May 20, 2016
Bewabic State Park Youth Fishing Derby on June 11. Help us celebrate Free Fishing Weekend by joining DNR staff at Bewabic State Park for our annual Bewabic State Park Youth Fishing Derby! Fishing, food and fun for the whole family!
No Pole? Never fished before? No problem! The Bewabic State Park Youth Fishing Derby has poles to use and instructors on hand, including staff from the DNR Fisheries Division and Conservation Officers. You can fish from shore or in a boat. Each participant
Written by ironcountylodging on May 10, 2016
Bond Falls Waterfall Tour is a must on your visit to Iron County Michigan. Absolutely amazing!
Bond Falls Scenic Site is home to one of the most picturesque falls in the Midwest. You’ll be in awe of the area’s astounding natural beauty as you explore the cascading falls along 600 feet of fully accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations and three viewing platforms. Bond Falls is a popular destination, attracting visitors year-round for hiking, photography, picnicking or simply relaxing while taking
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
Written by ironcountylodging on April 23, 2016
Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the UP Rodeo July 14-16!
It’s been 30 years since their last visit to the Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo, but this summer the Budweiser Clydesdales will be back!!!
RODEO SPECTATOR TIPS
Professional rodeo rules of competition have been formulated over the years by the cowboys themselves, but are designed to the animals’ advantage. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sets the standard for rodeo competition, and excerpts from the PRCA rule book are used in these basics of how
Written by ironcountylodging on April 15, 2016
Spring Turkey Hunt Can’t Be Missed!
Those three words make me smile ear to ear! Everything looks so different in the early spring. With the snow finally gone revealing the earth below, you can really see every contour of the ground. Without the raspberries, nettle and other thick vegetation hiding the forest floor, it’s like a whole new playground to explore.
Spring turkey hunt season is on my mind. We had turkeys moving through our property all winter. We’d see the highway
Written by ironcountylodging on March 29, 2016
Heading into Crystal Falls on US 2, just before county road 424 is a little sign that says “Horse Race Rapids”. We’ve driven past this sign many of times before and finally said “what the heck. lets go check it out”, so we hung a right on county airport road and were on our way. Its a scenic drive back into the middle of the woods, it’s really tucked back in the wilderness. When we got to the parking lot
Written by ironcountylodging on March 15, 2016
Spring is slow to arrive and quick to leave in the U.P., so you’ll treasure every moment! When you see the trees tapped on Les Cheneaux and Sugar Islands, you know there will soon be fresh maple syrup for this region’s Paul Bunyan-size flapjacks. As the snow melts, the rivers roar to life for incredible kayaking and canoeing. This is also the premier season for seeing waterfalls. With more than 150 named falls (and many unnamed), you are never far
Written by ironcountylodging on February 29, 2016
Top 5 Reasons to Use and 8-inch Drill
1. You Enjoy “Ice Trolling”
“Ice trolling,” made popular by StrikeMaster Pro-Staffer Tony Roach, involves moving with – and not waiting for – biting fish in order to target multiple productive spots, much in the same way an angler would in a boat in open water. “I drill a lot of holes,” says Roach, verging on understatement. “Sometimes as many as 500 to a thousand.” When IDO forum contributor kroger3, of Blaine, Minn, goes