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
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
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
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
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
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
Snowmobile Trails are great!
Trail Report For: Iron County – 02/15/2016
Posted on February 14, 2016 by admin
Trail Report: Iron County
Reported By: Chicaugon Lake Inn
Date of Report: 02/15/2016
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: 10 to 14 inches
Area Report: Our trails are in Good to Very Good condition. Reports from the snowmobiler’s staying here this weekend are that the trails are in “Good to Very Good” condition. Awww…. finally made it this winter.
Trail #2 – Good to Very Good.. Trail #15 N. –
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.