The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

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Michigan Fall Color Tours

Michigan Fall Color Tours

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Iron County Fishing

Iron County Fishing

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County that have numerous species of fish.

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing is one of the top family fun activities in Iron County, and its lakes and streams provide excellent sport fishing.

Iron County Snowmobiling

Iron County Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the greatest and most exciting sport there is in the the Great Lakes Region!

Iron County Michigan Lakes

Iron County Michigan Lakes

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County.

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Campfire, long walks, reading under the shade of a giant maple, paddling on a quiet lake ... it's time to unwind.

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Welcome to a corner of the world that’s like nothing else in this world. You’ll find a wonderland of unspoiled natural beauty in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

A variety of locations provide summer activities. With 314 lakes and 900 miles of rivers, there is something for everyone. The UP of Michigan is relaxing as well as offers an opportunity for groups to gather.

Iron County Museum Hosts Bill Jamerson June 3

Written by ironcountylodging on June 1, 2016

Escanaba based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Iron County Museum.
Dressed in uniform, Jamerson will tell stories, read excerpts from his book, show a short video from his PBS film and perform original songs with his guitar. Jamerson has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of CCC built national and state parks.
“The presentations are always as entertaining as they are important (and) as honest as they are fun,” said Audrey Ridolphi, the program coordinator for the museum.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. and those attending are invited to bring CCC photos and memorabilia along with their stories and memories to share.
Jamerson’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. An admission donation of $5 per person is requested; children under 12 are admitted free.  Refreshments will be served following the program.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression. From 1933-1941, more than 102,000 men between the ages of 17 and 25 years of age enlisted in Michigan.  The enrollees planted over 485 million trees, fought forest fires, built hundreds of dams and bridges, constructed over 2,400 miles of roads, and built state parks including Bewabic in Iron County.
Gibbs City Camp near Iron River ranked near the top for education facilities and training with its own mechanical drawing room, wood turning, auto mechanics and handicrafts. More than 108 men and a half dozen officers from the camp were sent to Isle Royale to fight the fire of 1936.
The CCC also built and ran the fish hatcheries in the Upper Peninsula. The camps not only revitalized our natural resources but also turned the boys into men by teaching them discipline and work skills.