Written by ironcountylodging on February 19, 2014
Olympian Nick Baumgartner
Today, native Michigander and Olympic snowboarder Nick Baumgartner answers our questions about snowboarding in Michigan and training for the Olympics!
Q: How did you get started in snowboarding?
A: Growing up in Iron River in the Upper Peninsula, it would get super cold in the wintermonths. I was taught to find fun activities to do no matter how cold it was, plus I was always trying to keep up with my older brothers who I looked up to immensely. I had to do whatever they
Written by ironcountylodging on February 13, 2014
The Iron River area is getting world-wide recognition thanks to one of our own residents, Nick Baumgartner. The 32-year old Iron River Native has one thing on his mind, Nick says “I didn’t come here to take second or take third, I came to win”
Of course, that’s pretty much the way Baumgartner approaches every event, be it the World Cup, the X Games or the Olympics. He’s never seen a caution sign that couldn’t be torn down.
Which is why snowboard cross is the ideal
Written by ironcountylodging on February 12, 2014
Uphill Snowmobile Drag Races This Weekend In Iron County
Lots of snow makes for great trails across the Iron Range. Many heading to the Snowmo-Fest in Caspian will be arriving by trails this weekend. According to the Iron Range Trail Club, all the groomers have been out on the entire trail system and are on a regular grooming schedule. All of the trails are in the best condition the area has seen in a few years, with conditions improving each day.
Written by ironcountylodging on February 5, 2014
Ever gone out to the lake or driven by on your way down the road and seen people spread among the lake and wondered if it’s any fun to just sit on the ice and wait for a fish to come up? Well the weekend of Feb. 15-16 may just be your chance to take advantage of this great sport!
During this one weekend in February, the Michigan DNR allows families to try out the sport for FREE! All fishing
Written by ironcountylodging on February 4, 2014
There’s always something to do in Iron County in addition to the best fishing, skiing and snowmobiling anywhere.
The Ottawa National Forest invites you to join us at the Ottawa Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a unique program and opportunity to learn more about the sport of dog sledding. From noon through 1 p.m., Patty Lewison, a local musher and member of the Wisconsin Trail Blazers Sled Dog Club and the International Sled Dog Race Association, will be on hand
Written by ironcountylodging on January 30, 2014
Iron County goes to the dogs this weekend. Iron Line Sled Dog Race and events begin Friday. Preparations for the second annual IronLine sled dog race are in full swing, so mark your calendars for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. “A lot of the vision from last year’s race is coming to-gether this year,” said Josh Brindle, one of the race direc-tors. The event will kick off with the Mushers Village on Friday at 5 p.m.
Written by ironcountylodging on January 27, 2014
One of the neatest things my father in law taught me was how to tap a maple tree and make maple syrup. It takes time, patience and the love of the outdoors. It’s not hard to do. Basically you tap several maple trees, put a hose in the taps running to a bucket, gather the sap, pour into a cooker, once you have enough sap put a fire under the sap and boil it down. As it boils down, remove
Written by ironcountylodging on January 26, 2014
As we keep moving through the month of January, as crazy as it seems were in the last week of January an annual event that is a big part of Iron County! The annual event takes place January 31-Feb. 1, 2014, this year there are a few updates that haven’t occurred in past race years!
The IronLine Race now includes a 4-dog Recreational Race for up-and-comers, young mushers, and those just wanting to have fun running dogs. There will be
Written by ironcountylodging on January 23, 2014
Yoopers are kind of an odd mixture of people, and watching them in an objective sort of way (and let’s not forget, I’m one of them), they remind me of what you would get if you put “The Red Green Show,” “Northern Exposure,” and a strange and bewildering twist of world cultures in a blender and hit “Puree,” but they are some of the nicest people you’d ever like to meet, and they are unlike any other people anywhere else
Written by ironcountylodging on January 18, 2014
The continued winter weather has been a blessing for some area businesses in Iron County! With ski resorts firing on all cylinders, cross-country and snowshoe trails groomed to perfection and snowmobile trails in great shape for this time of the year! Winter activities are a big draw to for the area and allow visitors to Iron County to enjoy the great outdoors like you and I do each day!
This week is the World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River,