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.

Yoopers Are Proud Of Being Yoopers

Written by ironcountylodging on April 25, 2014

 

Yoopers Are Proud Of Being Yoopers

Whether they were born and raised or were graciously accepted as a transplant, they’re Yoopers and proud of it. From their way of life to the recent addition of “Yooper” to the dictionary, there’s plenty to boast about. The rest of the nation can joke about the 906 not having internet or running water–Yoopers are proud of who they are and what they stand for.

1. Yoopers Could Survive The Next Ice Age No Problem. Yoopers don’t just survive massive amounts of snow accumulation and bitter cold–they celebrate them. These winter moments just mean the ice is thick enough for ice fishing and that the ski hills and snowmobile trails have fresh powder. The world becomes their freezer, and they like it that way.

2. Yoopers Are A Bunch Of Cheese Heads: The Upper Peninsula is more connected to Wisconsin than it is the rest of Michigan, so it’s only natural that most Yoopers choose to root for the Packers. If you’re cruising through the western side of the peninsula especially, expect to see more Packer memorabilia and football broadcasts than any other team.

3. Yoopers Are Hard Core Hunters: When the first day of deer-hunting season is considered a holiday and schools have the day off, you know hunting is a big deal. Almost everyone goes out in search of a big buck and venison is considered a delicacy by most. Some go for the hunt and some go for the experience that is deer camp.

4. Yoopers Are Euchre Fanatics: Euchre is a card game played commonly played with four people that are split into teams of two. The rules are somewhat complicated to explain, so you’ll just have to ask someone to teach you. If you are a Yooper, odds are someone in your family taught you how to play–but not that willingly. Learning how to play euchre is almost as much of a right of passage as your first deer season in the U.P.

5. Yoopers Are A Tight-Knit Bunch: someecards.com – I’m glad we locked down our friendship during childhood since meeting each other today would be a disaster. If they’re not your cousin, they’re a friend of your cousin and have come to at least one of your birthday parties. Anytime Yoopers go to the grocery store, they have to factor in 15 extra minutes for the conversations they’ll have when they run into at least three people they know. Because chances are, they’ve gone to school with the same people since kindergarten and know everything about everyone. It’s never hard to find a common thread.

6. Yoopers Are Still The Friendliest People You’ll Ever Meet: Yoopers are the kindest group of people you will ever come across. You may get the glare, but they’ll still help you find your way to a beautiful waterfall or give you directions when you’re lost. They’ll gladly tell you which shop in town has the best pasty. If you want to explore the pristine forest, they’ll direct you to a spot with the best view. Once my car broke down on my way to L’Anse and literally everyone that drove past stopped to offer me a helping hand.

7. Yoopers Are Rural And Loving It: Let’s get this straight from the start–being rural doesn’t make Yoopers back-wood rednecks. The Upper Peninsula is a pristine area full vast beauty, awe-inducing sights and secluded islands. Nearly anywhere you are, as long as there is no cloud cover, you are sure to get the best view of the night stars or northern lights you’ve ever seen. In some areas, it’s even possible to see the Milky Way. From waterfalls to mountains, there is no shortness of natural beauty in the U.P.

8. Yoopers Are Beer Guzzlers, And They Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way: Yoopers like to drink. Whether it’s at deer camp or a summer festival, Yoopers can out-drink the best of them, and that’s the way they like it. It goes hand in hand with their heritage and how tough they are.