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
Blessing of Animals
The congregation at St. Mark’s Episcopal church, 809 Crystal Ave., is pleased to invite pets and their people to a liturgy of the Blessing of Animals. The event will take place outside the church on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Peg Padilla and Carolyn Orchard officiating.
“In the past this has included all animals such as pets, farm animals and the like,” Padilla said.
“It is a time to be thankful for all creation, but especially
Wildlife Zoo at Jim Pecks in Minocqua, Wisconsin is a must do on your next visit to Iron County Michigan. It’s a short drive (1.5 hours) and worth the drive. Fun for all ages and reasonably priced.
Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center team mission is promoting life-long learning by enriching minds, fostering environmental respect, while helping prepare our visitors for our conservation future. We strive to provide positive experiences that last a
lifetime with every visit no matter your age. Come see why generations of
U.P. Fall Color Tour Season
The most picturesque time of year in Iron County is the Fall Season. As the daylight hours get shorter, the leaves of the forest begin to transition from the bright green of summer to autumn’s palette of reds, yellows and oranges. Historically, the Color Tour season starts mid-September and runs for almost three weeks. Be sure to give us a call at the chamber office for the latest on peak color recommendations.
Iron County boasts an abundance
Labor Day Weekend in Iron County is FULL of fun!
September 5 – If you like craft shows, Crafts & More Bizzare Craft Show is the place to be is summer. In Iron River next to KFC. Visitors can meet the artists, learn about the works, browse and purchase works. There will be something for all ages. If you are interested in being a vendor e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Ginny LaFountain at 906-367-4251 or Sarah Hall at 906-367-1144. A
As summer winds down, the music heats up in Alpha for the End-of-Summer Blues Fest set for Aug. 29. The music of motorcycles will be heard before the blues music starts with the annual Vets Freedom Ride.
The day begins with the Blessing of the Bikes & Bikers at 11 a.m. followed by the Veterans Freedom Ride and Memorial Poker Run. Motorcycles and cars travel from Alpha, through Iron County and return back to Alpha with stops at area memorials. Riders