The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

Come and experience all three of our exciting courses.

Michigan Fall Color Tours

Michigan Fall Color Tours

It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees.

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.

Maple Syrup Making

Written by ironcountylodging on January 27, 2014

1/27/14

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 from the heat and continue reducing the syrup until you get the thickness you like.  Then pour into maple syrup bottles and enjoy!  Yes, the above is quite simplified and if you are interested in really learning how to make maple syrup, I suggest participating in this upcoming event.

An international program on maple syrup techniques will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Florence Natural Resource and Wild Rivers Interpretive Center. The panel of experts includes Fred Hedmark and Ernie D’Agastino. They are maple syrup pro-ducers of varying production, so the meeting will have all levels of production present from small to very big. Both men have been making maple syrup their whole lives and are vastly knowledgeable in its production. Hedmark’s Maple Ridge, which is a maple supplies dealer, will also have maple equipment and supplies on display and for sale. This pro-gram should be of interest to those considering making maple syrup, those who want to compare experiences and techniques and those curious about the process of obtaining this tasty product The program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the lower level conference room at the Florence Natural Resource and Wild Rivers Interpretive Center, located on the corner of U.S. 2 and Highway 101/70 in Florence. The Environmental Stew-ardship Program Series is put on by the Friends of the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center and are open to the public free of charge. For more information on this or any Interpretive Center programs, contact Lori Moore at 715-528-5377

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Iron County Lodging Association