Written by ironcountylodging on October 17, 2016
Halloween is coming up fast and driving around town you can see many houses decorated for Halloween. Kids are starting to pick out their costumes and holiday events are starting to take place around town. Starting this Friday, in Alpha, their will be a Haunted House!
The haunted house will be at the Alpha Porter School on Main Street. On Friday, the 21st you can go from 6 pm to 10pm and Saturday, the 22nd from 5pm to 10pm. Groups of
Written by ironcountylodging on October 4, 2016
As the warmth of summer transitions into fall, many people may find themselves slowing down in sync with the changing of the seasons, daydreaming of their favorite jeans, buttoning up fall jackets, colorful foliage and warm comfort food.
However, many others are just gearing up for some cool fall camping to enjoy the colors, hiking, mountain biking, fall fishing or hunting, or just being outdoors with the sights, sounds and smells of autumn.
Since residents and visitors are never more than a
Written by ironcountylodging on September 27, 2016
ATVing Iron County, Michigan
ATV travelers enjoy Iron County, Michigan, because it has so many wide-open spaces. The premier trail is from Iron River west to Marenisco, about 67 miles, but there are access trails all through the county that can get travelers to shops, convenience stores, fueling stations and dining locations. And for that overnight traveler, there are convenient places to stay in the urban areas of Iron River and Crystal Falls, the county’s larger cities.
Once out of the urban settings, ATV
Written by ironcountylodging on September 25, 2016
What is geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
How is the game played?
At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:
Register for a free Basic Membership.
Visit the “Hide & Seek a Cache” page.
Enter your postal code and click “search.”
Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
Enter the coordinates of
Written by ironcountylodging on September 22, 2016
Hunting Wild Turkeys in the Upper Peninsula
A wild turkey is an exciting bird to hunt. For a long time, turkey experts said that wild turkeys could never survive a winter in the north. In spite of the experts, a few years ago Michigan introduced turkeys into Menominee County, and they are happily surviving and propogating to this day. Some of the turkeys flew across the River into Marinette County, Wisconsin. There they proceeded to thrive and multiply, moving north in
Written by ironcountylodging on September 16, 2016
HARVEST FESTIVAL SET AT BEWABIC STATE PARK
CRYSTAL FALLS—Campsites will begin filing up at Bewabic State Park for the annual Harvest Festival on Sept. 16-17.
Spooky sounds will be heard across Fortune Lake as campers and visitors begin the fall weekend event on Friday at 5 p.m. at the campground host’s site. Storytelling, crafts and campfire cooking will be offered as part of the Harvest Festival.
On Saturday at Harvest Festival Bewabic , park rangers will continue the fall fun at the pavilion area
Written by ironcountylodging on September 15, 2016
Musky Fishing In Iron County Is The Best!
Have you ever gone down to the basement, stared at the rafters and said to nobody, “What in God’s name am I doing down here?”
Yesterday I did just that. Then I saw some muskie lures lined up on a clothes line and remembered, “Oh yeah, I need to start looking at some favorite fall baits in all types: blade baits and spinnerbaits, plastic crankbaits, wooden jerkbaits, and some rubber “Bulldog” type baits, that
Written by ironcountylodging on September 12, 2016
Michigan’s great outdoors are home to many outstanding hunting opportunities. The state’s ruffed grouse get scores of resident and nonresident hunters afield each fall, and with good reason.
Hunting Great Lakes grouse can be one of the best ways to spend a fall day. You don’t need a ton of gear—yourself, a trusty shotgun, a pocketful of shells, some hunter’s orange, and perhaps a good dog will do. A grouse hunt is never a waste of time, even when you
Written by ironcountylodging on September 10, 2016
While all of these mushrooms are considered edible, this does not mean that you don’t have to use caution in your identification. Learn your Keys to identifying mushrooms by studying Field guides and learning from other hunters.
Bricktops: Naematoloma sublateritium – photo by Steo
Edible with caution.
A late fall shroom, found in clustered growth on deciduous (oak,maple,etc) logs. Usually a brick red color cap, with purplish-gray gills. Very good to eat, but caution needs to be given on identification.
A purple-brown sporeprint is
Written by ironcountylodging on September 7, 2016
Save 11% On Your Stay September 1 – October 31, 2016. How?
1. Book your stay between September 1 & October 31.
2. Enjoy your Upper Peninsula get-a-way.
3. Go to www.ironcountylodging.com and print out rebate form.
4. Complete rebate form, attach your lodging receipt to it and mail to Iron County Lodging Association … and your 11% is on it’s way back to you.
Plan, Play, Stay & SAVE 11%!
Why visit Iron County this fall? For starters .. FALL COLORS! You will not find