Written by ironcountylodging on September 3, 2015
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 email@example.com. Or call Ginny LaFountain at 906-367-4251 or Sarah Hall at 906-367-1144. A
Written by ironcountylodging on August 27, 2015
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
Written by ironcountylodging on July 28, 2015
The eighth annual Cori Sieger Memorial Volleyball Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Chicaugon Lake Inn on County Road 424.
Pre-registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the double elimination tournament starting at 9. The entry fee is $50 for a four- to six-person team.
First-, second- and third-place teams will receive T-shirts.
A brat and hamburger cook-out will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds from the tournament go into the Cori Sieger Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Sieger
Written by ironcountylodging on July 1, 2015
Plan, play and stay 4th of July.
IRON COUNTY—The Fourth of July is being celebrated this Saturday. In Iron County, the nation’s birthday will be celebrated with special festivities in Iron River, Alpha and Amasa.
The Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. from the West Iron County High School parking lot, featuring a flyover by World War II airplanes.
Registration starts at the high school at 8 a.m. The route is north on Washington Avenue to Genesee Street, then
Written by ironcountylodging on June 22, 2015
Iron County Historical Museum is a must do on your next trip to Iron County Michigan.
People interested in history and families in Iron County will be particularly pleased that several books are available in the Iron County Museum gift shop. Among them is the best seller “Frames of the Future” that is being reprinted for the fourth time.
A new book edited by Dr. Hemalate Dandekar of Cal Poly State University is a follow up book of an earlier one and is entitled “Michigan Family Farms” and includes three chapters on Iron County. Highlighted are the
Written by ironcountylodging on June 17, 2015
A $1,500 cash pull has been added to the prize list at the truck pull during the annual Father’s Day weekend this year.
The weekend’s events are held by the Iron County Pullers Association and include the truck pull (including the cash pull) on Saturday, June 20, and the 38th annual Auto Show on Sunday, June 21.
Also included in the weekend will be a free concert on June 18; city-wide garage sales in Iron River, Caspian and Gaastra and a flea
Written by ironcountylodging on June 15, 2015
Thirteen beautiful reasons to visit the Upper Peninsula this summer and stay in Iron County Michigan. Iron County is the ‘Gateway to the UP’. Centrally located, a stay in Iron County is idea because in just a short drive you’ll be at some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
Michigan is said to have nearly 200 named waterfalls, all but one of which are located in the Upper Peninsula. However most of those falls are quite small. Many of
Written by ironcountylodging on June 3, 2015
Tricia LeBlanc, daughter of the late wildlife artist Lee Leblanc will preside at the newly redecorated Lee LeBlanc Memorial Art Gallery located at the Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian on Saturday, June 6.
The Golden K group will serve a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Museum Cultural Center, with grand opening ceremonies to follow shortly thereafter. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. There is no museum
Written by ironcountylodging on May 26, 2015
Ishpeming resident Eric Bartle began morel mushroom hunting almost 20 years ago.
“I’ve got multiple patches, some produce every year, some don’t,” said Bartle. “I like finding new areas because some of them do dry up over time, the patches do.”
Though he’s allowing FOX UP to say we were in Marquette County on Wednesday, the exact location of his patches are confidential.
“It’s a security thing,” said Bartle. “It’s a lot of competition, everybody is looking for them.”
He said now’s the perfect
Written by ironcountylodging on May 26, 2015
The Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, located in Watersmeet, has begun its summer operating schedule. The Visitor Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Ottawa Visitor Center provides an excellent source of information about the local area and recreation opportunities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, maps and more. On Thursday evenings the center hosts free summer programs. Guest speakers provide insight into a variety of subjects including wildlife, heritage, plants