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.

Fall Color Tours

Written by ironcountylodging on September 21, 2014

It’s finally here, fall colors are appearing all over Iron County!  Radiant reds, gorgeous golds, and opulent oranges can be seen for miles.  Take a cruise down US 189, US 2 and US 41 to see beautiful colors popping up throughout the forests. If you’re looking for an opportunity to see the magic up close there are several walking trails available including, Apple Blossom Trail, Stateline Historical Site Trail, Lake Mary Plains Pathway, and Ge-Che Trail.

But for the top spot for Color Tour viewing in Iron County, we offer this suggestion: park your vehicle near the Iron County Courthouse in Crystal Falls and look east across a valley that will be awe-inspiring. The view from the second floor of the Courthouse gets even better. And the view from the Courthouse bell tower observation deck is “worth a million dollars.”   Come visit Iron County and don’t forget your camera.

The color transformation is a very interesting process, from www.sciencemadesimple.com here is a simple explanation for how it all works:

‘As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees “know” to begin getting ready for winter.  During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves.

As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can’t see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll.  The bright reds and purples we see in leaves are made mostly in the fall. In some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the leaves turn this glucose into a red color.  The brown color of trees like oaks is made from wastes left in the leaves.

It is the combination of all these things that make the beautiful fall foliage colors we enjoy each year.’

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