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Index of Advertisers 2nd Street Bistro page 37 A&A Hardware page 49 Abelman Clothing and Footwear page 39 AJ’s Walleye Lodge page 64 AmericInn Silver City page 31 Angler’s Inn page 33 Antonio’s Restaurant page 64 Arbor Vitae Homes page 20 Around the Corner Pub page 62 Ashland Ford/Chrysler page 36 Backstreet Cycle page 25 Bad River Lodge & Casino page 13 Bassett Jewelers page 22 Ben Franklin page 9 Benoit Cheese page 37 Bessemer Blast page 39 Bessemer Dairy Queen page 39 Big Valley Ford page 49 Black River Valley Pub page 59 Borseth Properties/Insurance page 49 Brewster’s page 40 Burger Barn page 36 Burger’s Sports Bar and Restaurant page 61 C & M Oil page 39 Century 21 page 15 Century 21 Pierce page 33 Char’s Café page 61 Chequamegon Food Co-op page 37 Chocolates and More page 21 Christ Lutheran Parish page 57 Citizen State Bank page 31 Cloverland Motor Sports, Inc. page 63 Cobblestone Inn page 37 Contrast Coffee page 61 Copper Peak page 13 Country Blossoms & Greenhouse page 36 Darling’s Gifts page 20 Days Inn page 41 Designline Studio page 31 Domitrovich Realty/Insurance page 31 Downtown Art Place page 17 Earla’s Food and Spirits page 19 Eliason Realty page 15 Episcopal Church of Transfiguration page 57 Ewen Building page 49 Fabric Patch page 41 First Weber Realty page 39 Fishtales page 58 Forever Flowers-Ontonagon page 31 Forget Me Not Floral page 15 Gateway Lodge page 15 Giovanoni’s True Value page 41
Gitche Gumee Landing page 31 Gogebic Community College page 45 Gogebic County Fair page 25 Gogebic/Iron County Airport page 27 Golden Karat Jewelers page 21 Gooche’s A-1 Bar and Grill page 23 Great Northern Motel/ Wolf’s Den Restaurant page 43 Greer’s Pier page 33 Haven North Condos page 53 Headwaters Polaris page 7 Headwaters Restaurant page 59 Hegg Plumbing page 31 Hitt’s Fine Furniture page 17 Holiday Acres page 22 Hoop N’ Hollar Tavern page 64 H.O.P.E Animal Shelter page 25 Imaginuity page 20 Iron County Community Credit Union page 18 Ironwood Chamber of Commerce page 17 Jagger’s Ore House page 61 Jane Carlson-Ballone/ The Real Estate Store page 64 Joe’s Pasty Shop page 62 JW’s BBQ & Brew page 64 Keenagers page 11 Konteka Black Bear Resort page 60 Koski Collision and Custom Center page 39 Lac Vieux Desert Health page 3 Lakeview Deli/Wakefield VFW page 11 Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce page 64 Lake Gogebic Motel page 64 Lake of the Torches Resort and Casino page 47 Land O’ Lakes Recreation page 15 Lazy Ace Saloon page 33 Leather and Gift page 39 Legendary Waters Casino page 2 Liberty Way Tap House page 43 Little Bohemia page 32 Little Finland page 53 Little Star Garage page 32 Living Lakeside page 32 Marenisco Township page 19 Mercer Chamber of Commerce page 43 Mike’s Restaurant page 62 Misky’s Haircuts page 39 Mulleady Realtors/Coldwell Banker page 32 Nanettes Knits and Gifts page 11 Northland Docks page 20 Northwind Natural Foods Co-op page 41
Northwoods Harley Davidson Olde Suffolk Ale House Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Outback 51 P.I. Pub Perttula’s Service Center Plowman’s Marine Plunkett’s Pest Control Pole Cat and Lace Quality Inn of Ashland Quality Inn of Ironwood Randall’s Bakery The Real Estate Store/ Z’s Place Gallery Redman Realty Group ReMax Action North Realty Rigoni’s Bakery Rodeway Inn The Root Cellar Rustic Roadhaus Ryden Sports Marine Sandy’s Northern Hi-Lites The Sauna Guys Schmidt-Haus Realty Settler’s Co-op Sharon’s Coffee Company Sidekicks Silver Properties Sixth Street Market Sleep Central SS Sports St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Steiger’s Ace Hardware Stem’s Flower Shop Stormy Kromer Mercantile Sunday Lake Supermarket Superior Kitty Care Sylvania Outfitters Tacconelli’s Timber Ridge Golf Timberline Sports Townline Sports United Dreams Up North Living Wakefield Chamber of Commerce Wakefield Historical Society White Oak Inn Winkler’s Greenhouse and Gifts Ye Olde Shillelagh Your Place Rental Zak’s Realty
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Memorial Day ATV R ally The 34th annual Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally kicks off Thursday, May 23, and continues through Sunday, May 26. Highlighting Iron County’s more than 200 miles of trails, the annual event is known for the Largest ATV/UTV Parade in the North. A weekend full of activity, the poker run begins at noon Thursday. Participating businesses will offer specials all weekend long. Those who wish to participate in the poker run can pick up Page 6 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
their packet at the Hurley Chamber of Commerce beginning at noon Thursday. Each participant will automatically be entered into a drawing for a prize package. The parade line up site is located about 2 miles west of Hurley on Trail 77 where food and beverages are available at 3 p.m., Friday. The parade starts at 7 p.m. Don’t miss the infamous mud pit on Sunday. Sponsored annually by the
Hurley Fire Department, the pit challenges riders to make it through the mud with the fastest time in their category. Registration begins at noon, with racing at 1 p.m. There will be DJ music, food, beverages and raffles. Everyone is welcome to participate in the weekend of activities. Visit the chamber website at hurleywi.com for event details, follow the Facebook page: Hurley Chamber or call 715-5614334.
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Bessemer 4th of July The Bessemer Fourth of July celebration is billed as the Upper Peninsulas biggest and best celebration. One thing is certain, the residents and city of Bessemer hold nothing back when it comes to the Fourth of July. Bessemer starts the party this year Thursday, June 27, with the selling of 50/50 tickets, the selfie challenge and geocache dash which continue throughout the holiday. In the evening, the American Legion Post 27’s will serve up a pulled pulled pork picnic dinner. Later, the Tree of Honor is being lit in Pocket Park on Sophie Street. On Saturday morning, June 29, bright and early, the 31st annual Hometown walk-run kicks off the day’s Page 8 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
events. There will be kids games, a craft fair and music along Mary Street, and the mud run races at the pit on North Moore Street that afternoon. The evening will bring a pig roast at Bessemer VFW and a bean bag tournament at the Pit Stop & Grill. Sunday morning the Knights of Columbus are serving up pancakes alongside a silent auction by the Daughters of Isabella Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Sebastian Gym. On Monday’s event include a family fun with science at Bluff Valley Park in the morning and later there will be Bingo at the Bessemer VFW. Tuesday, July 2, brings a host of evening games including a chalk drawing contest, street bowling, water
balloon toss and Simon Says contest. On Wednesday, there will be more games on the street, including bean bag tournament, giant-sized beer pong and water ballon launch, all followed by a street dance. The 4th of July, on Thursday will bring even more fun for families, including games and races at Massie Field in the morning and the children’s parade that afternoon at 1:30. The evening parade kicks off at 7. Afterwards, Marty’s Goldenaires will put on a concert at Massie Field, setting the stage for the Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display. For more information visit bessemer4th.com.
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R amsay 4t h of Jul y The Bessemer Township-Ramsay Fourth of July celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 2, with the annual street dance and fireworks. Import Entertainment DJ will kick off the the street dance
at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk. 50/50 tickets will go on sale well in advance and the drawing will take place the night of July 2.
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Wakefield 4th of July Wakefield has a full schedule of events for the 4th of July, and everyone is welcome. The 22nd annual Matt Ahonen Memorial softball tournament will take place from June 28-30 at Gabby Fields on Cemetery Road. Concessions will be available. On July 2, the annual hometown variety show will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School gym. On the same evening, a street dance is planned for 8 p.m. on the corner of Sunday Lake and Hancock streets. The Michigan State Police Post will host an open house on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Displays will include various emergency vehicles and units, including a K-9 demonstration. A town picnic will start at 1 p.m. that afternoon in Eddy Park next to Sunday Lake. Entertainment will include music and bingo. The Gogebic Range Band will perform at 7 p.m. Page 10 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
Also on July 3, the “Lightning on the Lake” fireworks display is set for 10 p.m. over Sunday Lake. On July 4, the 41st annual Sunday Lake Walk/Run will start at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. On the same day, the Wakefield Historical Museum will be open on the main street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on July 4, the children’s parade will start at 1 p.m. at the Wakefield Fire Hall on the main street. The general parade also will start at 1 p.m. at Cormier’s Corner on Putnam Street. After both parades, children’s races will be held at Roger Randall Field, west of the school. In a departure from last year, the Glow Walk will take place after all other events instead of before them. On July 5, Glow Walk participants will start their trek around Sunday Lake at 10 p.m. There will be no Glow Kayak this year.
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Festival Ironwood Ironwood’s salute to summer, called Festival Ironwood, returns July 17 through 20 with a wide variety of events centered in or around the big blue and white tent at Depot Park. Every year Ironwood hosts the festival, improvements to the downtown park have added to the number and quality of the events offered. There will be plenty of music, food and games for kids of all ages. The “World’s Largest Duck Pick” is always a hit with the kids. A full schedule for the four days will be announced. Craft show registration is available for download at the Ironwood Chamber’s website under “events.” The festival, which also features music under the big tent, is a call to “all people who have ever lived, visited or plan to visit Ironwood,” according to organizers. The annual Festival Ironwood art, craft, and trade show will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information email the chamber at ironwoodchamber.org. Page 12 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
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Gogebic County Fair The Gogebic County Fair will run Aug. 8-11 in 2019. Daily admission covers grandstand entertainment and carnival rides. A four-day pass is also available. When fair-goers enter the grounds, they receive wristbands that are good for entire day. The only money they spend at the fair is for food or beverages from the many vendors, the carnival games and any of the merchandise purchased. Harness racing will again be one of the highlights of the fair, scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The long-standing tradition follows the trotters and pacers around the half-mile Page 14 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
track. Grandstand shows will include Lonnie Hammer, Uncle Fester, REO tribute band Richrath, David Walters and the Old Pine Road Band, Tom Katalin and the Highway 41 Band, DL Weatherhead Timberworks Lumberjack Show, and the 15th annual Mud Run. The fairgrounds is at 648 East Cloverland Drive in Ironwood, next to Curry Park. For more information, phone 906-932-2700 in July and August or 906-663-4045 from September to June; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Iron County Fair The Iron County Fair will run from Aug. 1-4 this year at the fairgrounds in Saxon. It will be the 92nd running of the country fair that offers activities ranging from carnival rides and a mud run to the popular pie auction on Sunday afternoon. People who havenâ€™t attended the fair in recent years will be surprised to visit the updated buildings and improvements that have been made throughout the fairgrounds. The fair is part of the Iron County Page 16 â€“ Summer Fun & Dining Guide
Heritage Festival, which packages many events under one umbrella in late July and August. It allows former residents to return home for a weekend of memories and catching up with their friends. Other popular fair features are an antique tractor show, an old-fashioned horse pulling contest, the Saturday livestock auction, plenty of 4-H horse shows and musical entertainment. At the youth livestock auction, Iron County 4-Hers display their market projects, including steers, hogs, lambs,
chickens and turkeys. Fair-goers are encouraged to bid on the homegrown animals. The auction runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the pen near the cattle barns. A fair board comprised of dedicated volunteers meets on a monthly basis to set up entertainment for the fair and plan for the exhibits. To get to the fair from Ironwood or Hurley, take U.S. 2 west to Saxon, then turn left at either the County Trunk B intersection or the Wisconsin 122 intersection.
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Festivale Italiano Festivale Italiano celebrates the rich Italian heritage of the Hurley area. With food offerings of authentic dishes, live music and vendors; the day brings people together to celebrate the end of summer on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend — Saturday, Aug. 31, this year. Sign up for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 2-mile Dago Dash or bags tournament. Bring the kids for face
painting and balloon animals. Listen to live musical performances by IV Play and more. The Hurley Fire Department will offer tours of its equipment. Enter your award-winning antipasto recipe in the best recipe contest. For more details, visit hurleywi.com or call 715-561-4334.
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Porkies Music Festival
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The Friends of the Porkies will present their 15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival from Aug. 23-25 at the Winter Sports Complex within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Silver City. According to festival director Cheryl Sundberg, this 3-day event will feature three stages and 16 acts (international, national and regional) on the outdoor main stage. On Saturday and Sunday, a children’s activity tent also will be set up on the grounds. The War and Treaty, based in Nashville, Tenn., will be this year’s Saturday night headliner. Dustbowl Revival, of Venice, Cal., will headline Friday night, and Marquette’s popular Conge Se Menne will close out the festival Sunday night. Other performers throughout the weekend will include Cary Morin, Ivy Ford Band, Charlie Parr, Chicago
Farmer, The Crane Wives, Ray Bonneville, Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes, and more. Beyond the main stage outside, the chalet stage inside will offer additional musical performances and a special Q & A workshop by the War and Treaty. In addition, the festival’s third stage in the all-acoustic busking barn offers sea-
soned performers and amateurs in an intimate setting and is regarded as a “calm oasis” on the grounds. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the chalet throughout the festival. Persons attending also may bring their own food and beverages (including alcoholic ones), along with blankets and lawn chairs.
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Minocqua Welcomes You DARLINGS GIFTS Your Adult Party Store 7015 Hwy. 51 Hazelhurst, WI â€¢ 715-358-5683
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Welcome to Timber Ridge Golf Club! EXCITING MINOCQUA GOLF – TIMBER RIDGE GOLF CLUB Timber Ridge Golf Club has been known as one of the top golfing experiences in Northern Wisconsin. This Par 72, Championship layout is an exciting challenge for all levels of play.
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Small children can enjoy a ride through a scenic trail while being lead by an adult. It's a great experience for the kids - You'll want to have your camera ready!
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Iron Co unty He rit ag e Fe stiv al Iron County celebrates its heritage with a big bash — featuring over two weeks of events, including parties, golf outings, a marathon and a county fair, all under the theme of “You Want to Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” The Iron County Heritage Festival kicks off with a bang Friday, July 26. Not only is that the first day of the weekendlong Northwoods Art Tour throughout various locations in the Mercer area, but it is also the Hurley Quarterback Club’s golf tournament, the Iron County Historical Museum’s living history open house and the Highline Corporation’s open house. The next day is another big day for the festival, featuring the Hurley All-Class Reunion, the Hurley High School Quarterback Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony, Hurley Education Foundation’s school tour and induction of distinguished alumni and the Iron County Heritage Festival Parade. The Iron County Farmers Market has a Farm Heritage Day and Antique Tractor Show planned for that day. The Pines Restaurant and Beer Garden is also hosting a Summer Mardi Gras party in Mercer on Saturday, July 27. St. Mary’s Catholic Church will hold its annual bazaar at noon Sunday, July 28. The event features food, beverages, kid’s games, bingo and more fun activities. The Iron County Fair runs from Aug. 1-4. On the south end of the county, the Mercer Library will hold a Friends of the Library book sale Friday, Aug. 2. Page 24 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
The popular Night Before Loon Day street dance is set for Aug. 6 and the 39th annual Mercer Loon Day and Craftshow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the next day. The 51st annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 10. That Friday evening at the Hurley K-12 School will be registration and packet pick-up from 3 to 7 p.m. Also that evening, a torch lighting ceremony will be held in downtown Hurley at the Iron Horse Trailhead. Races start Saturday morning, with a new starting line on Silver Street. That Saturday is also the Mercer Lions’ Turtle River Duck Races at Rugger’s Landing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After the race, people can head on down to the Midway Bar on County F in Butternut for the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Pig and Corn Roast from 4 to 7 p.m. Other activities that day include the Northwoods Wildlife Turkey Shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwoods Shooting Range in Mercer and the 40th Springstead Corn Roast from noon to 6 p.m. at the Springstead Town Hall. On Sunday, Aug. 11, the inaugural Paavo Pursuit will be held at Whitecap Mountain Resort, where competitors will race in 100-, 50- and 24-mile bike races. Other events will be added as the festival approaches. For more information on events, contact the Iron County Development Zone at 715-561-2922.
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Me rce r : L o o n C ap ita l Mercer, also known as the Loon Capital of the Northwoods, is never short of entertainment for both tourists and residents. Lupine Junefest/Bird Festival During the 13th annual Lupine Junefest on June 8, bicyclists will ride paved roads past a bounty of blooming lupines throughout southern Iron County. Participants can choose routes of 10, 15, 28 or 50 miles, which also include lots of trees, rivers, lakes and wildlife. Afterward, a Carow Park concession stand will offer lunch and drinks while music and Grand Portage Lake complete the ambiance. Events will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check registration options at lupinejunefest.org. On the same day, the park also will feature the Mercer Bird Festival. This event will include nature displays, demonstrations, information booths, fun for kids, and more. Guided birding hikes are scheduled for 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. (reservations required). In addition, an eagle banding trip (limited to 20 people) will leave the park at 9 a.m. Kids can build a birdhouse at 11 a.m., Page 26 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
and a bird-calling contest will take place at noon. To register, check mercerbirdfestival.com. Can-Yak Fishing Tournament The Mercer Chamber of Commerce will present the 5th annual Can-Yak fishing tournament from June 28-30. This catch/photo/release tournament will welcome participants in canoes or kayaks on any publicly-accessible lake or river in southern Iron County. To register, visit canyak.com. Fourth of July July 4 starts at 7 a.m. with the annual Run for a Vet on a MECCA trail. For details on the 1K run or 1.1-mile walk, contact email@example.com. The parade through downtown Mercer begins at 11 a.m. and the festivities continue in Carow Park, where music, kids’ games, and food and beverages will stretch into the evening, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. Northwoods Art Tour This year’s Northwoods Art Tour will be held twice from July 26-28 and from
Oct. 11-13. The self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day will include more than 30 studios and galleries featuring painters, potters, photographers, furniture makers, wood carvers, jewelers, and glass and fiber artists. For more information, visit northwoodsarttour.com. Duck Race The Mercer Lions Club will have its annual Duck Race on Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rugger’s Landing, about two miles north of Mercer on U.S. 51. For more information, call 715-476-2488. Loon Day Mercer will celebrate its 39th annual Loon Day on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown. It will include more than 250 artists and crafters, as well as a flea market, sidewalk sales, live music, and — of course — a loon-calling contest. The night before, on Aug. 6, a street dance will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Lakeview Avenue in Mercer. For more information, visit mercerloonday.com.
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Ontonagon County Fourth of July The Independence Day celebrations in Ontonagon County will be held in White Pine, Bruce Crossing and Greenland on three differents dates with parades, food, music and fireworks. White Pine White Pine will their annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, June 29. The White Pine celebration is traditionally the time when alumni return to the community. It features a parade which starts at the White Pine totem pole area and ends at the American Legion. The parade includes floats and the children of the area. At the American Legion Post 462
there will be games, food and prizes for the best floats. At dusk the action swings to the Mineral River Plaza with what organizers call “a great fireworks display.” Bruce Crossing The largest Independence Day celebration in the county will be held July 4, in Bruce Crossing. The 1 p.m. parade features music, original floats and the children of the area. Much of the activity will be centered at the Stannard Township Park pavilion. The activity features a salute to the men and women who have served the county. Organizers emphasize the day returns to the old Fourth of July tradition
of visiting with neighbors, friendly competition and plenty of music and food. The busy day is topped off with a large fireworks display. Greenland Greenland’s Fourth of July Celebration will be held this year on Saturday, July 6. The celebration includes a parade, athletic tournaments, street dance and many games for the kids. Fourth of July officials noted the 2019 celebration could be the last unless more members of the community step up to help the small committee. Those willing to help are encouraged to contact Sue Turin at 906-3903164, or Trisha at 906-231-7085.
County Fair The Ontonagon County Fair will be held at Adventure Mountain in Greenland July 26-27-28. One of the favorite stops is the display of fine arts and crafts from county residents vying for blue ribbons or state awards. It would not be a county fair, however, without the exhibition of a variety of animals from rabbits to goats to cattle and pigs. It is an opportunity for many 4H young people to display and even sell the animals they have tended during the year. One of the feature events is the horse exhibitions. Riders
put their horses though the paces in competition. Music will also be on display this year, with one of the new home grown young bands, Sudden Genius. A princess pageant will be held, and carnival rides will return to this year’s fair. A yearly favorite at the Ontonagon County Fair is the antique engine display. Organizers note it is a great way for young people to see how farming as well as industry engines operated in the “old days.” Organizers note there will be plenty to eat so “bring your appetites.”
63rd annual Labor Day Festival New events are always on the calendar at the 63rd annual Ontonagon Labor Day Festival. New co-chairmen Margo Anderson and Tayna Weisinger included new events for last year’s celebration and it is expected that new events will be added this year. Last year the festival added a bed race which was highly successful, Page 28 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
along with a dunk tank and street dance. The festival will be held Friday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 2. Dances, parades, large street sales, 5K and 10K race, bands and a kick off picnic return for the four-day event. Friday begins the celebration with a free picnic. The highlight of the celebra-
tion is the large Sunday, Sept. 1, parade with four bands, homemade floats and music. The parade begins at 2 p.m., after the morning 5K and 10K race. Saturday is Maxwell Street Day with sales along the street. The festival wraps up with a Kiddies Parade on Labor Day, Monday at 1 p.m.
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Black River Harbor While the harbor at Black River Harbor is under re-construction this summer, there is still plenty to experience here, including picnic area, campground, beach along Lake Superior and a series of waterfalls and trails. There are 60 picnic tables and grills available, as is a remodeled enclosed pavilion. The campground has 40 camp sites. Twenty-three are reserved camping sites and 17 more “first come, first serve” sites. The waterfalls are along the Black River which flows through large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. There are multiple platforms accessible by trail to view various elevation drops to Lake Superior. Much of this trail is part of the North Country Trail. The Black River earns its name from the tannic acids leaching out of local hemlock trees. The Black River Harbor is managed by the Ottawa National Forest and is the only harbor within the National Forest System. Located approximately 15 miles north of Bessemer at the mouth of the Black River. In 1992, the Black River area was officially dedicated as a National Scenic Byway because of its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The Scenic byway stretch begins on County Road 513 at the intersection with County Road 204 (Airport Road) and travels 11 miles north to the harbor. During 1848, William A. Burt, a land surveyor, completed a survey of what is now the Black River Recreation Area. The original survey shows a wagon road going south from the mouth of the Black River to Chippewa Hill, which is the location of the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill. For more information call 800-562-1201 and fishing pier. IMP LAKE Watersmeet Township 906-358-4724
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LAKE GOGEBIC COUNTY PARK N8598 M-64 Marenisco 906-663-4428 Features 53 camping sites, restrooms, picnic area, pavilion, playground, swimming area. LAKE GOGEBIC STATE PARK N9995 M-64 Near Marenisco 906-842-3341 Featuring a beach, boat launch, picnic area, restrooms, hiking, paddling and 117 campsites, 105 which are modern and 12 of which are rustic. LANGFORD LAKE Marenisco Township 906-932-1330 Campground 11 miles southeast of Marenisco is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 11 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp. LITTLE GIRL’S POINT COUNTY PARK County Road 519 Ironwood Township 906-663-4428 Features a beach and 31 campsites, 28 of which have electricity. MARION LAKE Watersmeet Township 906-358-4724 Campground 4 miles southeast of Watersmeet is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 39 campsites,
Little Girl’s Point The Little Girl’s Point Park, established as a recreational facility by Gogebic County in 1920, is on Lake Road, 18 miles north of Ironwood, along the shores of Lake Superior. There are 29 electric (30 amp power), and two non-electric campsites available for nightly or monthly reservations. Little Girl’s Point County Campground features breathtaking views of Lake Superior, as well as two pavilions with grills and picnic tables, walking trails and updated playground equipment. Within the park boundaries, the mouth of Oman’s Creek offers boating access. Camping, swimming, fishing, rock hounding, boating and sightseeing are all ways to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Lake Superior and Little Girl’s Point County Park. On most days, the Porcupine Mountains are clearly visible to the east and the Apostle Islands are visible to the northwest. The Lodge at Little Girl’s Point, established in 1951 by the Gogebic County Cooperative Extension, is nearby. It has hosted many social events, including weddings, receptions, family reunions, class reunions and youth camps. The facility can sleep up to 40 overnight guests and provides a large kitchen and dining hall with a cut stone, wood-burning fireplace. There is space outdoors adequate for several tents or campers and provides a camp fire area and beach access. The Lodge offers guests a spectacular view of Lake Superior. For registration information about the lodge or campground, call 906-6634428. picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp. MCDONALD LAKE COUNTY PARK McDonald Dam Road Erwin Township 906-663-4428 Rustic campground features three
Lake Gogebic County Park The Lake Gogebic County Park is on M-64 in Marenisco, with direct access to the lake. There are 53 electric (30-amp) campsites and 27 sites that include water. The campground offers seasonal sites which can be occupied from midMay to the end of September. There are a number of sites also available for nightly of monthly camping reservations. Lake Gogebic County Park offers a pavilion with picnic tables, playground equipment, on-site boating access and provides camper sewage waste service for a minimal fee. The dock at the park provides a convenient way for campers to fish. There are several restaurants along the lake shore for visitors to enjoy, as well. For more information, call the Gogebic County Forestry and Parks Commission office at 906-663-4428. Page 34 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
sites for tents, picnic tables. MOOSEHEAD LAKE Marenisco Township 906-932-1330 Campground 10 miles southeast of Marenisco is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 13 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp. POMEROY LAKE Marenisco Township 906-932-1330 Campground 8 miles southeast of Marenisco is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 17 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp. ROBBINS POND Watersmeet Township 906-358-4724 Campground 10 miles north of Watersmeet is managed by Ottawa National Forest offers three campsites. No services.
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SUNDAY LAKE CAMPGROUND Sunday Lake Wakefield 906-229-5131 Wakefield’s Eddy Park has two pavilions, playground, beach and a campground that is open from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. SYLVANIA WILDERNESS AND RECREATION AREA Watersmeet Township 906-358-4404 The Sylvania Wilderness encompasses 18,327 acres of primitive lands and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Visitors can camp in 50 designated campsites. Visitors enjoy endless canoeing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Ontonagon County BERGLAND TOWNSHIP PARK M-26 906-575-3522 Located on the north end of Lake Gogebic, Bergland Township Park offers 28 camping sites as well as beach, picnic area, ball field and tennis courts. COURTNEY LAKE Bohemia Township 906-884-2085 Campground 22 miles southeast of Ontonagon is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 21 campsites,
Ontonagon Township Park The Ontonagon Township Park offers beautiful rest and relaxation along Lake Superior. The 76-acre park was purchased in 1923, with additions purchased in 1929 and 1935 from the Longyear family in Marquette for $1 an acre. The park is located on the shore of Lake Superior with walking distance to the business community by way of a paved walkway. There are 80 campsites, two rental buildings for larger gatherings, a shower house, flush toilets, a large playground and a disc golf area. Each campsite has a fire pit, picnic table, water and power. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets can be seen out the window of a trailer or while sitting at the individual campsites. The park is one of only a few which permit bonfires on the beach. Campers can roast hot dogs or marshmallows and sing around the campfire as a bonus. More information can be found at Ontonagontownshippark.com.
picnic tables, water, toilets, boat ramp and beach. ONTONAGON COUNTY PARK M-64 906-884-4255 Located on the west side of Lake Gogebic, the park offers a campground, beach, pavilion and boat launch. ONTONAGON TOWNSHIP PARK Lakeshore Drive Ontonagon 906-884-2305 Located on Lake Superior this 12acre strip of land shore includes beach and camping. PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS
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Sylvania Wilderness Area The Sylvania Wilderness and Recreational Area located 7 miles east of Watersmeet and is part of the Ottawa National Forest. The area boasts 18,327 acres of camping, fishing, hiking, and canoeing. There are 34 lakes within the area itself. Many of the lakes offer sandy beaches, while the oldgrowth forests contain remarkably large pines. The area is also home to many endangered plants and animals native to this region. The Clark Lake campground offers 48 drive-up campsites with a nearby picnic area, showers, drinkable water, restrooms, and a boat launch. For more adventurous campers, the wilderness contains a multitude of campsites woven throughout the various hiking trails. The designated areas have a fire ring and a wilderness latrine provided at each site. A permit is required for all campers within the Sylvania Wilderness Area. For more information, call 906-358-4404. Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 35
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Porcupine Mountains State Park Summer is a busy time for visitors in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Yearly from 250,000 to 300,000 visitors camp, hike, sightsee, fish, ski and enjoy the wonder of one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the midwest. The many waterfalls in the park continue to draw people to the 60,000 acre park which covers 92 square miles. The Visitors Center is the place where visitors can find out more about ongoing programs. A trip up to Lake of the Clouds affords a view for many miles. Reservations are suggested for those looking to camp.
715-329-0826 Features camping with electricity, showers, fire rings and flush toilets, a pavilion and picnic area, ATV trail access and wash station and a trailhead parking lot with a loading ramp. SHAY’S MILL DAM Fisher Lake Road Mercer Features hiking trails, a picnic area, fire pits, camping, toilets and a boat launch. TURTLE FLAMBEAU FLOWAGE Various landings off County F and FF, Wisconsin highways 47 and 182 Mercer, Sherman 715-476-2240 19,000 acres of water, 212 miles of
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Turtle Flambeau Flowage The Turtle Flambeau Flowage Scenic Wilderness Waters Area is a nature lover’s vacation destination. There are 195 islands and six boat landings on nearly 19,000 acres of water, a result of 1926 dam construction to create a reservoir in southern Iron County. There are 66, non-reservable remote campsites that are accessible only by water, but there is also 35,500 acres of land to be explored. There are also six reservable campsites. The flowage offers five distinct trails stretching nearly 250 miles that are perfect for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hunting. The five trails are Big Island Trail, Deadhorse Trail, Little Turtle Trail, Wilson Hills Trail and Hidden Rivers Nature Trail, which is wheelchair friendly. The Flambeau Flowage is known for its abundant Page 38 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
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Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride offers a view for miles from Ironwood Township. It involves an 800-foot chairlift ride to the top of the hill, and an 18-story elevator ride to the main observation deck near the top of the world’s largest ski flying platform. From the main observation deck, or from the very top of the ski structure, one can overlook more than 2,500 square miles of the Lake Superior basin and see a flyer’s perspective of waiting to accelerate to 65 mph down the 469-foot in-run, and with a leap of faith, soar more than 600 feet down to the bottom of the hill. On a clear day it is possible to see 85 miles across Lake Superior to northern Minnesota near the Canadian border. Observe historic landmarks such as the Apostle Islands (40 Page 42 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
miles to the northwest), Isle Royale (80 miles north-northeast), the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (25 miles northeast), and the GogebicPenokee Range and downhill ski areas (to the south). Fall colors bring even more people to Copper Peak. Copper Peak is a registered Michigan historic site and a member of the Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trail Network. The network contains some 70 of the most scenic and historic sites in the western counties of the Upper Peninsula. Copper Peak is located 10 miles north of Bessemer on Black River Road (County Road 513). The adventure ride is open daily from late May to mid-October. For more information visit the website at copperpeak.org.
‘Where the waters meet’ Watersmeet lives up to its name by offering 302 lakes and 241 miles of trout streams. According to the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce, the Cisco Chain alone has 15 lakes. The Lac Vieux Desert Lake, shared by Wisconsin, also has 4,200 acres of boundary waters and welcomes both Michigan and Wisconsin fishing licenses. The origin of Watersmeet’s name, according to the chamber, comes from three rivers that flow from the region in different directions — the Ontonagon River flows north into Lake Superior, the Wisconsin River flows south into the Mississippi River, and the Paint River flows east into Lake Michigan; hence, this is the place “where the waters meet.” All that water makes for a fisherman’s paradise, with species including walleye, northern pike, cisco, trout, small- and large-mouth bass, panfish (such as bluegill, perch and crappie), silver musky, and state- and worldrecord tiger musky. May 15 is the fishing opener for game fish. Bass season opens May 25. Musky season opens June 1. The region’s trees rival water in abundance. The Ottawa National Forest features more than 1 million acres and 10 national forest campgrounds. As part of that forest, the Sylvania Wilderness Area is run by the U.S. Forest Service. The Sylvania area boasts about 20,000 acres of “virgin forest,” and portages connect many of its lakes. Its recreation area has a 48-unit campground, a pavilion with showers, boat landings, and a beach and picnic area. For more information on camping, fishing, hunting, kayaking, hiking, biking, fall color tours, waterfalls, interpretive programs, and ATV trails, visit the Ottawa Visitor Center at U.S. 2 and U.S. 45, call 906-358-4724, or visit fs.fed.us/r9/ottawa. Finally, the Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment offers monthly trail rides. June 8-9 and Aug. 17-18 are Michigan’s weekends to ride trails for free with no need of an ORV license or trail permit. For more information, visit mi-trale.org. For more information on Watersmeet, call the chamber at 906-358-9961 or visit watersmeet.org.
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Waterfalls The many rivers in the area form an abundance of waterfalls that can be appreciated by hikers. Some of the hikes travel just a short
distance from paved parking lots while other treks are a little deeper into the woods. Officials from area chambers of com-
Tyler Forks River, Wren Falls are 30 feet high. Take U.S. 2 15 miles west of Hurley and turn left on Wisconsin 169. Travel about 5.7 miles and turn left on Vogues Road. Stay on there for about 3.5 miles. At the hairpin turn, take the center road across. One mile down the road, stay to the right at the fork and continue a few hundred yards. When leaving, take a right onto Sullivan Fire Lane. Upson Falls: From Upson travel west on Wisconsin 77, then take a right on Park Road. The signs will guide you to the Upson Town Park where you can view the 18-foot high falls.
Michigan Black River National Forest Scenic Byway: Sightseers can spend an entire afternoon stopping at the five major falls along the Black River. The falls all have a short walking distance from each of their parking areas. The first is Great Conglomerate Falls, with a 3/4-mile walk, the farthest walk of any of the falls. To get there, head north for about 3 miles along Powderhorn Road off of U.S. 2 near Bessemer. Take a left onto Black River Road and follow for it about 10 miles. There will be signs marking the waterfalls. The next falls, Potawatomi Falls, are 30 feet high. The falls are a short walk away from Gorge Falls, which have a 34-foot drop. Sandstone Falls are 15 feet high and Rainbow Falls are 30 feet. Agate Falls: These 40-feet high falls are part of the middle branch of the Ontonagon River. They are located about 6.5 miles east of Bruce Crossing along M-28. Bond Falls: The 40-foot falls are fed by the middle branch of the Ontonagon River and Bond Flowage, located east of U.S. 45 from Paulding on Bond Falls Road. Bond Falls are more than 100 feet wide and are a Michigan State Scenic Site. Gabbro Falls: The 40-feet high falls are located on the Black River near Ramsay. To get there, head north on Blackjack Road from U.S. 2 for about 1.6 miles, then take a left over a wooden covered bridge. Stay left for about 1/2 mile and find the falls to the east. O Kun-de-Kun Falls: Located on the Baltimore River, these 25-feet high falls are one of the wilder falls that require a bit of hiking to visit. One of the only few plunge falls in Michigan, daredevils can actually go behind the falls but must be careful. The trailhead to the falls is about 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing on U.S. 45. Presque Isle Falls: There are several falls located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park along the Presque Isle River. From Wakefield, travel east along M-28 to County Road 519. Follow that road north until you pass South Boundary Road, heading into the park and to a trail to visit the falls.
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offers picnic and play areas, as well as a nature trail. Take U.S. 2 west of Hurley, turn south on Park Road and west on Town Park Drive. Potato River Falls: The falls are a monstrous 90 feet high, located on the Potato River in Gurney. Take U.S. 2 to Wisconsin 169 and turn south. Continue for 2.8 miles through Gurney, then turn right on Potato River Falls Road. Travel 1.5 miles until you can’t drive any farther. Rustic picnic campsites are available. Spring Camp Falls: The 20-feet high falls are along the west branch of the Montreal River, south of Hurley, and are also known as the Montreal Falls. From Hurley, take U.S. 51 south for 4.7 miles and turn right onto County C. Follow that for 1.5 miles and continue left on Island Lake Road for about 2.7 miles. Take a right on Falls Road and drive for 1.3 miles. The destination will be on the right. Wren Falls: (Not recommended without a 4x4 and good clearance) Located along the
Saxon Falls: These 110-foot falls are located on the Montreal River. Drive west on U.S. 2 from Ironwood for about 10.5 miles, entering Wisconsin. Make a right turn onto County B and follow 2.4 miles, then continue on Saxon Falls Road for another 1/2 mile. Superior Falls: At 90 feet high, the falls are fed by the Montreal River near Lake Superior. To get there take Wisconsin 122, turning north off of U.S. 2, near Saxon. Stay on 122 for 4.2 miles, crossing the WisconsinMichigan border. Continue another 1/2 mile, then turn left on a gravel road marked by Xcel Energy. Interstate Falls: Located on the east branch of the Montreal River in the Hurley area is Interstate Falls. One of Iron County’s newest parks, the town of Kimball and the Northwoods Land Trust joined forces last year to purchase land next to the falls to ensure the public would be able to continue accessing the site. The purchased property — which consists of approximately 38.7 acres near the 17.5foot waterfall on the west side of the Montreal River and includes 2,500 feet of frontage on the river along with a roughly quarter-mile corridor on Kaminski Creek — was named the Siebert Scenic Conservation Area to honor its former owners. The falls can be accessed by taking U.S. 2 for .6 miles from Hurley to Center Drive, where there is a sign marking the property. Turning north at the sign, follow road straight east — do not take any side roads. Continue for .3 miles and park at large parking area on the left. Follow the trail to the north to visit Interstate Falls. More information on Interstate Falls can be found at interstatefalls.org.
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Min er s Mu ra l Downtown Ironwood offers the public a look back into history with two miners murals honoring the miners who worked on the Gogebic Iron Range in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. The newest mural was complete in 2019 and is on the 100 block of South Lowell Street. The other, completed in 2012, is located on the 100 block of East McLeod Avenue. The murals were supported by those listed on plaques along the bottom of the murals, many of them family members
honoring their relatives who worked in the mines. Downtown also offers three parks — Pocket, Art and Depot — as well as Hiawatha Park and its 52-foot statue of the Native American chief a few blocks to the south on Burma Road. The Ironwood Area Historical Society and Museum share space in the former Chicago-North Western Rail Road depot with the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit ironwoodchamber.org.
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of walleyes. Walleyes inhabit shallow water after spawning in the spring and tend to move deeper during the summer months. They can readily be caught from shore in spring on bait or with artificial lures, like Rapalas. There’s also an abundant population of smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskies and panfish, like crappies. Winter fishing has become as popular on the flowage as summer angling, and tents spring up across the ice during cold weather months.
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Museums There are several museums in the area which preserve local history and culture in the form of photographs, equipment and other artifacts. In Ironwood, the Old Depot Park Museum is located downtown between Lowell and Suffolk streets. The building was constructed in 1892 and served as the Chicago North Western Railroad depot. The museum features iron mining displays, railroad memorabilia, items from Ironwoodâ€™s past and the Ironwood Historical Society research center. For more information, call 906-932-0287. The Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce also has its office in the old depot. The Ironwood Memorial Building houses municipal offices, a 1,500-seat auditorium and many historical displays, including a statue of a World War I doughboy and numerous bronze tablets listing locals who served during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the World War I. The building is located at the corner of McLeod Avenue and Marquette Street. For more information, call 906-932-5050. Located at 202 Iron St. in Hurley, the Iron County Historical Society Museum opened in 1971 in the former Iron County Courthouse. It displays artifacts on the history of local mining and logging communities. It is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the summer months. For more information, call 715-561-2244.
The Bessemer Area Heritage Center on South Sophie Street is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend. The center has a collection of logging and mining artifacts and memorabilia. For more information, visit bessemerhistoricalsociety.com. The Wakefield Historical Society Museum boasts a classroom display, general store, and mining exhibits. Its artifacts can be dated back as far as 1884. For more information, call 906-224-1045. Just off of U.S. 51 in Mercer, is the Hisotrical Societyâ€™s Depot Museum. The re-purposed railroad depot showcases items from Mercerâ€™s history, including tools used by early settlers, early photographs, maps, and archived newspapers. Aside from the museum itself, there are three historical buildings on the grounds including an old jail, barber shop and oneroom schoolhouse. The Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum houses mining, logging, farming, and marine artifacts. The museum is open from May through September. For more information, visit ontonagonmuseum.org or call 906-884-6165.
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Calendar of Events
May 23-26 33rd Annual Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally, Iron County, Wis., poker run, ATV parade, mud pit run; hurleywi.com or 715-561-4334.
May 25 Opening of bass fishing season, Michigan. John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run (10-kilometer and 5K), downtown Ironwood, 8:30 a.m. Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park – Interpretive Activities begin Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day. Call 906-885-5275 for list of events or mi.gov/porkies. Copper Peak Adventure Ride opens daily, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 28 Bergland Historical Museum opens, Bergland. Noon - 4 p.m., EDT, Wednesday through Friday. May 28 Mountain Bike Ride, 6 p.m., Mt. Ashwabay Trailhead, Washburn, Wis. May 29 Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood. May 31-June 1 Northwoods Birding Festival, North Lakeland Discovery Center, Manitowish Waters.
Ottawa Visitor Center The Ottawa Visitor Center is a hub for recreational activities in the Ottawa National Forest. It is located east of the U.S. 2 and U.S. 45 intersection in Watersmeet and has been in operation since 1971. The center itself offers a wealth of information and stimulating wildlife displays for the whole family, environmental education programs, area maps, and a gift shop with area merchandise and souvenirs. Access to several nature trails is also available from the visitor center location. The center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday the rest of the year. For more information, call 906-932-1330 or 906-358-4724. consin. Free Wheel’N Weekend, no registration needed for ATV trails, Wisconsin.
June 12 Superior Bike Ride, Don & GG’s, US2, Ironwood, 6:30 p.m.
June 4 Kiwanis Classic Border Bash basketball tournament, Gogebic Community College, U.P. and Northern Wisconsin boys and girls all-star game, girls game, 5:15 p.m., boys game, 6:45 p.m. Mountain Bike Ride, Copper Peak, meet at parking lot, 6 p.m.
June 15 Mercer, Wis., Town-wide Rummage Sale.
June 8-9 Michigan Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license required. Michigan Free ORV Weekend, no license required.
June 1 Ironwood city wide rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Registration forms due May 26, Ironwoodchamber.org or 906932-1122. Hurley city wide garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration forms due May 30, hurleywi.com or 715-561-4334.
June 8 Lupine Junefest / Mercer Bird Festival, Carow Park, Mercer, featuring a bike tour, bird festival, car show, kids’ activities. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., lupinejunefest.org. Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact: 906-842-3638. 13th Annual BBQ For Life, Ontonagon Rec Center, Ontonagon.
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June 18 Mountain Bike Ride, Raven Trails, Woodruff Trailhead, 6 p.m. June 20 Superior Bike Ride, Bessemer VFW, 6:30 p.m. June 21 Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstice Celebration, featuring Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music & refreshments, porkies.org. June 22 Rolling Iron Bike Fest, games, dart and horseshoe tournaments, Gile. June 22 TrueGrass concert, Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7 p.m. Float Your Boat Trivia Rally, Noon 6:30 p.m., North Lakeland Discovery Center, Manitowish Waters, discoverycenter.net.
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June 25 Mountain Bike Ride, Wolverine Trails, meet at parking lot, 6 p.m. June 26 Superior Bike Ride, Joany’s Sidekicks, Iron Belt, Wis., 6:30 p.m. June 27-July 4 Bessemer 4th of July celebration; including music, pork picnic dinner, mud run, pig roast, treasure hunt, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, chicken dinner, parade, fireworks, concert. June 28-30 Can-Yak Fishing Tournament - Participants fish in kayaks or canoes on any of the publicly accessible lakes and rivers in the southern part of Iron County, can-yak.com. June 28-July 5 Wakefield 4th of July celebration, including softball tournament, street dance, variety show, town picnic, fireworks, lake walk/run, parade, glow walk. June 29 33rd annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic. For info and registration: 906-932-3332. Bessemer Hometown Run (10K and 2-mile), Bessemer, 8:30 a.m. Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre presents “Sleeping Beauty,” 2 and 6 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood. White Pine 4th of July, parade, games, food, music, fireworks; White Pine. July 2 Mountain Bike Ride, Bessemer Bluff
Copperfest Copperfest is a salute to the heritage of the area. Mining and lumbering activities are highlighted. Copperfest will be held July 19-21 in Ontonagon. Most of the activities are on River Street including a log rolling show, vendors and competitions. Some of the vendors go back to the early days with such items as homemade soaps and lip balm, jewelry and copper items. The lumber history is emphasized as well as copper mining and the hopes of future mining as well. Horse drawn rides are another of the popular events. View Park, 6 p.m. Ramsay 4th of July, street dance, fireworks. July 4 Sunday Lake Run (run around the lake, 2.8 miles), Wakefield, 8 a.m. Mercer 4th of July Celebration, fun run, parade at 11 a.m., games, food, live music and fireworks. Bruce Crossing 4th of July Celebration, breakfast, parade, games, food, live music and fireworks. July 6 Greenland 4th of July Festival, parade, games, food, fireworks, dance; Greenland. July 9 Mountain Bike Ride, Sunday Lake, Wakefield, 6 p.m. July 10 Superior Bike Ride, Bank Club, Hurley, 6:30 p.m. Summit Players Theatre presents “Romeo and Juliet,” workshop, 5:30
p.m., performance, 7 p.m., Copper Falls State Park. July 16 Mountain Bike Ride, Winman Trailhead, Winchester, 6 p.m. July 17 Superior Bike Ride, Festival Ironwood, 6:30 p.m. July 17-20 Festival Ironwood, located on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum in beautiful Downtown Ironwood. Festival Ironwood is a mid-summer celebration, featuring a variety of fun activities and entertainment. July 20 Festival Ironwood Walk, Run & Roll (5-mile and 2-mile), downtown Ironwood, 8:30 a.m. July 20-22 Ontonagon CopperFest, Ontonagon; boat parade, bonfires, timber show, crafts, car show, games.
National Outboard Motor Races Sunday Lake in Wakefield will be the site of the 2019 Stock and Junior National Championships for the American Power Boat Association. The event will be held from July 22-27. Races are set to run for four or five days from Monday through Friday, with extra time included, if needed, to compensate for bad weather. The regatta, which includes racers from around the country, will include no modified division this year. The Badger State Outboard Association in Wisconsin Page 50 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
submitted the bid for the local races, all of which are sanctioned by the APBA. The event is free and will include food venders, a beer bar, and other local activities. As the conducting club, the BSOA will award prizes for winners at a local banquet after the races. The APBA last had races here in 2015 and 2011. All races are contingent upon weather. Registration check-in for this year’s event will take place during the weekend before the races. For more information, see apba.org.
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July 22-27 American Power Boat Association Outboard Motor Races, Sunday Lake, Wakefield, apba.org.
Race, bicycling through the Penokee Range, 9:30 a.m., Mellen, mellenwi.com. Iron County Heritage Parade, Hurley.
July 23 Mountain Bike Ride, group choice, 6 p.m.
July 28 Superior Bike Ride, Intersection of County M and N to St. Germain and back.
July 24 Superior Bike Ride, Cold Iron Brewery, 6:30 p.m. July 26-28 Northwoods Art Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, northwoodsarttour.com. July 26 Iron County Historical Museum Living History Open House, historical demonstrations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 303 Iron Street, Hurley. July 26-Aug. 11 Iron County Heritage Days, Iron County, featuring festivals, events and more. July 26-28 Ontonagon County Fair; Exhibits, Stock car races, Horse show, Kids games, Antique tractor show, concessions. Gate opens at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, 7 p.m., Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. July 27 Penokee Mountain Bike Classic Road
July 30 Mountain Bike Ride, Copper Peak, 6 p.m. July 31 Street dance in front of the Heart of the North, Mercer from 7-11 p.m. Aug. 1 Superior Bike Ride, Brewster’s, Ironwood, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1-4 Iron County Fair, Iron County Fairgrounds, Saxon; antique tractor show, rides, mud run, livestock auction, horse pulling contest, music. Aug. 6 Mountain Bike Ride, Wolverine Trailhead, 6 p.m. Aug. 7 Mercer Annual Loon Day, over 250 artists and crafters, flea market, sidewalk sales, live music, entertainment and loon calling contest. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., mercerloonday.com. Superior Bike Ride, Don & GG’s, Ironwood, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 8-11 Gogebic County Fair, county fairgrounds, Ironwood. Food and fun with harness racing, rides, grandstand concerts, mud run and shows, gogebiccountyfair.com. Aug. 10 51st annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hurley, paavonurmimarathon.net. Mercer Lions Duck Race, Rugger’s Landing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Springstead Corn Roast, noon-6 p.m., Springstead Town Hall. Aug. 11 Paavo Pursuit Bike Races, 24, 50 and 100 mile races, Whitecap Mountains, Upson. Lake Gogebic Fire Dept 28th Annual Chicken Dinner, Serving noon-3 p.m. Central Time, West Shore Fire Station on M-64, 906-842-3638. Superior Bike Ride, Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction and back. Aug. 13 Mountain Bike Ride, Winman Trailhead, Winchester, 6 p.m. Aug. 15 Superior Bike Ride, Rigoni’s Bar, 6 p.m. Aug. 17 “Hotel California” Eagles tribute, Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7-9 p.m., ironwoodtheatre.net
Lake Gogebic Area As the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Lake Gogebic provides plenty of fun year round. With more than 13,000 acres in both Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, the lake offers walleye, jumbo perch, whitefish, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Kayaking has become very popular on the lake and on several bays and streams around the lake, and some resorts offer kayak rentals. Surrounding the 36-mile shoreline are opportunities for hiking among waterfalls, wildlife and the Ottawa National Forest. The Lake Gogebic Area Chamber also holds a monthly fishing contest and tagged fish contest from May 15-Sept. 14. In addition, the chamber will sponsor a John Murphy
Memorial Walleye Tournament on Sept. 13-14. It will include daily prizes for perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike. The weekend of June 8 and 9 will feature free fishing and ORV riding (no license required). The same weekend offers the Lake Gogebic Fireflies’ All-Lake Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 8. The 34th annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic will be held on June 29. To register, call 906-932-3332 or check hobbywheel.com. Gogebic Lodge will offer fireworks at dusk on July 6. For more information and a full list of summer events on or near the lake, visit lakegogebicarea.com or call the chamber at 888-464-3242. Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 51
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Aug. 17-18 Michigan Free ORV Weekend, no license required. Aug. 19 Pancake Breakfast & Open House, 8 a.m.-noon, Camp Jorn YMCA, Manitowish Waters. Aug. 20 Mountain Bike Ride, Copper Peak, 6 p.m. Aug. 21 Superior Bike Ride, Rigoni’s Bar, 6 p.m. Aug. 23-25 15th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, ski chalet area, Porcupine Mountains State Wilderness Park, Silver City, porkiesfestival.org. Aug. 25 Superior Bike Ride, Mercer to Manitowish Waters and back. Aug. 27 Mountain Bike Ride, Cold Iron Brewery, 6 p.m. Aug. 29 Superior Bike Ride, Bessemer VFW, 6 p.m. Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 Ontonagon Labor Festival, Ontonagon, Friday: Free Family Picnic and Community Dance from 9-midnight. Eastern; Saturday: Laborfest Auto Show 9 a.m., Maxwell Street Day sales 9 a.m.4 p.m.; Sunday: 10k & 5k run at 10 a.m., Festival Parade at 2 p.m.; Monday: Kiddy Parade and 1 p.m. Aug. 31 Festivale Italiano, games, dance, Hurley.
Golfing the courses on the Gogebic Range is an excellent way to spend a summer day. From the panoramic views from the Skye course on Whitecap Mountains near Iron Belt to the 18 holes at the Lac Vieux Desert Casino in Watersmeet, there are plenty of tree-lined challenges for golfers of all levels. The Gogebic Country Club in Ironwood (906-932-2525) offers 18 holes on a mostly flat layout, with plenty of interesting holes that offer a variety of options. Perhaps the signature hole is the dogleg par four No. 14, guarded by deep bunkers on both sides. A steeply sloped green adds to the challenge. The long par 5 finishing hole, with a green that can be viewed from the dining area of the clubhouse, is another favorite. At the Eagle Bluff Golf Club in Hurley (715-561-3552), the sloped greens are a challenge and the back nine can be brutal under windy conditions. Still, there are plenty of short holes that present birdie opportunities following accurate drives. The toughest hole is the par four No. 11, which doglegs right. It takes a healthy drive to get a look at the green and keeping the ball in play off the tee can be tough. Five is a good score on the 420-yard hole. Watersmeet’s Lac Vieux Desert (906-358-0303) course, with its blue grass fairways, is right next to the casino. The back nine is as challenging as any course in the area. Tahoe Lynx near Mercer (715-476-0050), offers nine holes in a wooded setting. Other courses include the Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, the Ontonagon Golf Club, the Gateway Golf Club in Land O’ Lakes, Wis., and the Mellen Country Club. Sept. 8 Superior Bike Ride, Bayfield to Madeline Island via ferry. Sept. 10 Mountain Bike Ride, Neil’s Apple Fest, Neil’s house across from Walmart, 6 p.m. Sept. 12 Gile Flowage guided paddle tour, Gile Park, 10:30 a.m.
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Sept. 13-14 Lake Gogebic Area Chamber 42nd Annual Fall Walleye Tournament. Sept. 14 Battle of the Badges Local Charity Softball Game, Cary Road Park, Hurley. Sept. 17 Mountain Bike Ride, Wolverine Trailhead, 6 p.m. Sept. 24
Mountain Bike Ride, Ironwood Depot Park, 6 p.m. Sept. 25-29 Bessemer 41st annual Pumpkin Festival, bessemerpumpkinfest.com. Sept. 26 MI-TRALE Senior Citizen Color Tour, Watersmeet, mi-trale.org. Sept. 28 Copper Falls Fall Festival and Art In the Park, Copper Falls State Park, Mellen. Bridges & Bluffs half-marathon, 9 a.m., Ironwood. WorldFest featuring Paulo Padilha, 7 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood. Sept. 28-29 43rd annual Log Jamboree in Ewen. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eastern: Craft sale/luncheon, Saturday 11 a.m. Parade, kid’s games, Dance at 8 p.m.
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The Iron Belle Trail is an ongoing and exciting new development in the area and across the state. It is a set of two trails that are planned to run throughout the state of Michigan from Ironwood to Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It is considered to be the longest designated state trail system in the nation. One trail is for hiking and the other for biking and other non-motorized use. The two scenic trails wind along the beautiful Northwoods landscape along rivers and other natural landmarks. Locally, the Western Gateway Trail Authority has been instrumental in building a paved trail from Ironwood to Bessemer, along a former railroad grade. The paved trail crosses many bridges and reaches into Hurley on the western end. Plans are being made to extend this trail from Bessemer to Ramsay, and then again to Wakefield. The North Country Trail along the Black River in northern Gogebic County and over to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park has been designated as part of the Iron Belle hiking trail. It is anticipated that the expansion will continue in years to come with a potential for connection with the Northern Highlands Regional Non-motorized Trail which begins in Mercer, Wis.
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Paavo Nurmi Marathon The 51st Paavo Nurmi Marathon, scheduled for Aug. 10, will start and end in Hurley this year. The race offers a rare mid-summer marathon and is well-supported by hundreds of volunteers and spectators along its scenic course. The ninth annual half-marathon starts near Whitecap and also finishes in downtown Hurley. The marathon continues to offer twoperson and five-person relay events. The Paavo also continues to be a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Aid stations are available throughout Page 54 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
the course. They are staffed by the Paavo’s large volunteer crew that comes back year after year. Area residents cheer on the runners as they make their way down Silver Street. For registration and more race information, visit paavonurmimarathon.net. There are several other runs planned across the Gogebic Range, including: —John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run (10kilometer and 5K), downtown Ironwood, Saturday, May 25, 8:30 a.m. —Bessemer Hometown Run (10K and 2-mile), Bessemer, Saturday, June
29, 8:30 a.m. —Sunday Lake Run (run around the lake, 2.8 miles), Wakefield, Thursday, July 4, 8 a.m. —Festival Ironwood Walk, Run & Roll (5-mile and 2-mile), downtown Ironwood, Saturday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. —The third annual Bridges & Bluffs half-marathon will be held on Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. It starts and finishes in Ironwood, running along the Iron Belle Trail. There is also a two-person relay, as well as a two-mile run-walk. More information is available at northlandrunner.com.
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Places of Worship MICHIGAN IRONWOOD Apostolic Lutheran. 326 W. Aurora. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Bible Study, 10:45 a.m. worship, Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Assembly of God. 2100 E. Cloverland Drive. worship, 10 a.m. First Presbyterian. 300 E. Aurora, Ironwood. Sunday worship, 9 a.m., fellowship to follow. Immanuel Lutheran (Missouri). Little Girl’s Point, Saturday worship, 3 p.m. Jehovah’s Witnesses. Superior Street. Sunday public talk, 9:30 a.m., Watchtower study, 10:30 a.m. Lighthouse Faith Center. 777 E. Ayer St.; Sunday prayer 9-9:30 a.m., worship and nursery, 10 a.m.; Wednesday prayer 6:15 p.m., service, 6:30 p.m., Thursday youth meetings, ages 8-12, 6 p.m., ages 12-19, 7 p.m. Services online at lfcironwood.org/tv. Living Water Missionary Assembly. 236 S. Mansfield. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bible study; lwmissionary.org. Our Lady of Peace Catholic. Marquette Street. Saturday confession, 11 a.m. to noon; Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8 and 11 a.m. Christ Lutheran Parish, Saturday praise worship, 5 p.m, @ Zion, 100 W. Midland. St. John Lutheran (ELCA). E5071 Airport Road, Ironwood Township. Service on fourth Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. St. Paul Lutheran (ELCA). 111 S. Curry. Part of Christ Lutheran Parish. Services on first and third Sundays, 11 a.m. St. Simon Eastern Orthodox. 226 E. Harding. Sunday, liturgy, 10 a.m. 906-932-0674. Salem Lutheran (ELCA). 333 E. Aurora St. Part of Christ Lutheran Parish. Services first and third Sundays of the month, 9 a.m. Transfiguration, Episcopal. 336 E. Aurora. Sunday, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). E5104 Margaret St. Saturday Night Alive, 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Bible Study, 10:15 a.m., Sunday worship, 9 a.m. Wesley United Methodist. 500 E. McLeod. Sunday, adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m., service, 11 a.m.; Kids Club, Wednesday after school. ironwoodwesleyumc.org. Woodland Church (BGC). N10234 Curry St., Sunday Bible study, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship to follow. 906-932-1102 or woodlandcc.org. Zion Lutheran (ELCA). 100 W. Midland. Part of Christ Lutheran Parish. Saturday praise worship, 5 p.m; Sunday services, second and fourth Sundays of the month, 9 a.m. BERGLAND Calvary Baptist (Fundamental). Sunday, 11 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service, 7 p.m. St. Ann Catholic. Sunday, Mass, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday, 9 a.m. Communion second and fourth Sundays. United Methodist. Sunday, 11 a.m. Communion first Sunday. BESSEMER Christ Community Church of SDA. 507 E. Cinnabar. Saturday, 11 a.m., Sabbath school, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting, 6:30
p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran (Missouri). Sanders Road. Sunday, worship, 10:30 a.m. Communion first and third Sunday. St. Sebastian Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sharon Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday worship, 8:30 a.m. with fellowship following. BRUCE CROSSING Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday School, noon, worship, 1 p.m. Communion second Sunday. Bruce Crossing Bible. Sunday 10 a.m. EDT; adult Sunday school to follow. Bethany Lutheran (Wisconsin). Sunday, 5 p.m. COVINGTON Bethany Lutheran. Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). M-28. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. EWEN First Lutheran (ELCA). Rotating every third Sunday, 11 a.m. Wednesday, children’s Bible school, 3:30. Part of New Evangelical Parish. 906-988-2594. Sacred Heart Catholic. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday worship, noon. Communion, first Sunday.
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St. Mary’s church has several involved ministries: We have a group of dedicated lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and several lay ministers. We have an active communion distribution group for shut-ins and nursing homes and they provide many other ministries. We also have committed Pastoral and Finance Councils in place. We have an active music ministry, as well as a Religious Education, Youth Ministry and adult bible study. St. Mary’s is a warm, welcoming, faith community. 404 Iron Street, Hurley, Wisconsin 54534 • 715-561-2606 Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 55
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GREENLAND United Methodist. Sunday worship, 11:40 a.m. Greenland Seventh-day Adventist. 31369 N. Firesteel. Saturday church service, 10 a.m. Bible study, Saturday, 11:15 a.m. MARENISCO St. Catherine’s Catholic. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. MASS CITY St. Paul’s Lutheran. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Weekly Communion. ONTONAGON Assembly of God. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, youth group and adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Catholic. Michigan Avenue and Pine Street. Daily Masses: Monday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.; confessions, Saturday, 11 a.m., and half an hour before each Mass. Redeemer Free Lutheran. Sunday worship, 9 a.m., Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday, church school, 3:30 p.m., service, 7 p.m. Siloa Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; church school, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. 906-884-2655. United Methodist. Sunday, 9 a.m., Contemporary worship, 7 p.m. PAYNESVILLE Our Saviour Lutheran (ELCA). Rotating every third Sunday, 11 a.m. Part of New Evangelical Parish. 906-988-2594. RAMSAY Cornerstone Christian. Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., children’s church, following worship; Revelation (young adults), meets second and fourth Sundays at 6 p..m.
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Grace Open Fellowship. 9 a.m., worship, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m. ROCKLAND St. Mary’s Catholic. Saturday: confessions, 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 4 p.m. St. Paul United Methodist. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. TROUT CREEK Assembly of God. Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Trinity Lutheran (ELCA). Rotating every third Sunday, 11 a.m. Part of New Evangelical Parish. 906-988-2594. United Presbyterian. Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; communion, first Sunday of the month. WAINOLA Lutheran. Saturday, 5 p.m. Communion, first and third Saturdays. WAKEFIELD All Saints Lutheran (ELCA). Saturday worship, 5 p.m.; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Calvary Baptist. Sunday school, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; afternoon service, 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, prayer and praise, 6 p.m. Grace Baptist. 512 Sunday Lake St. Sunday services, 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic. Saturday Mass, 6 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 10:30 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday service, 12:30 p.m. WATERSMEET Immaculate Conception Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m. Watersmeet Bible Church. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; men’s and ladies’ Bible study, Wednesday, 6 p.m. WHITE PINE St. Jude Catholic. Sunday: confessions, 10:30 a.m., Mass, 11 a.m. Community United Methodist. Sunday, worship, 8:45 a.m., youth group, 5 p.m.; Monday, Kids Club, after school.
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WISCONSIN HURLEY First Presbyterian. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship, Sunday school and nursery. Havenwood Baptist. 501 Copper St. Sunday school, 10 a.m., services, 11 a.m., lunch and afternoon service following. Midweek Bible study and prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Range Community Bible. Sunday school, 9 and 10:45 a.m.; worship, 9 and 10:45 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m., Sunday Mass, 7 and 11 a.m., Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m., Thursday, 8 a.m., Friday, 8 a.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran (Wisconsin). Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. KIMBALL Good Shepherd Community Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Bible study 10 a.m. Communion first Sunday. LAC DU FLAMBEAU Bible Baptist. Sunday, 10 a.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m. LAND O’LAKES Hope Lutheran (Missouri). 1764 U.S. 45, just north of County B. Divine service, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, call 906-544-2259 or visit email@example.com for schedule. Land O’ Lakes Bible. 5937 U.S. 45. Sunday school 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday afternoon prayer, 5 p.m.; Thursday table talk and Bible study 6:30 p.m. 715-547-3183. MANITOWISH WATERS Community Church (Presbyterian). Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Episcopal. Saturday: Episcopal Eucharist, 5 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, U.S. 51. Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic. Masses: Sunday, 8 a.m., Wednesday, 5:15 p.m., Thursday, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, 6 p.m. MELLEN Congregational United Church of Christ. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Holy Rosary Catholic. Tuesday, 8 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.; Sunday Mass, 9 a.m.; first Friday Mass, 6:30 p.m.; first Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., second through fifth Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Mellen Manor Nursing Home. Confessions, Saturday following Mass. Immanuel Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday school 8:15 a.m.; Bible study 8:30 a.m.; regular service with Communion 9:30 a.m. MERCER Community Church of Nazarene. Sunday, worship, 10 a.m. Faith Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday, worship, 9 a.m., Bible study, 10:30 a.m. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic. Masses Sunday, 11 a.m.; Tuesday,
8:30 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Zion Lutheran (Wisconsin). Sunday, 9 a.m., Bible class, 10:15 a.m. PRESQUE ISLE Bethel Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Rita’s Catholic. Saturday, confessions, 3:30 p.m., Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. SAXON St. Ann’s Catholic. Sunday Mass, 8:45 a.m.; WINCHESTER Living Hope. Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, Bible study, 7 p.m.
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Root Cellar Resort & Restaurant East Shore of Lake Gogebic Great Nightly Food Specials! *Newly Built Motel *Clean Cabins *Great Rates *Premium Gas *Keno *ATM *We have the best meals on Lake Gogebic* Restaurant Closed on Mon. & Tues., May 15 - Sept. 5th **Other dates-please call for hours
(906)842-3535 N11071 East Shore Rd., Marenisco, MI 49947 www.RootCellarResort.com
KONTEKA Black Bear Resort White Pine, Michigan
Featuring... GAS & CONVENIENCE STORE • Michigan Lottery, Keno • ATV Trail Permits • Fishing & Hunting Licenses
THE BLACK BEAR RESTAURANT Kitchen open 8am til 10pm (EST) • Friday Fish Fry • Saturday Prime Rib • Sunday Breakfast Buffet 9-1 • 2nd Friday every month: Seafood Buffet!
THE BLACK BEAR LOUNGE
Celebrating 48 years in business! Thanks for Your Patronage!
• Full service Bar • Dazzling Dance Floor • Giant Flat Screen Satellite TV
INTRODUCING OUR NEW Breakfast Pasty ~ Come in and Try!
THE BLACK BEAR LANES 8 lane Bowling Alley
See us for all your Fresh: • Breads • Rolls • Pastries • Pasties • • Cookies • Pies • Cupcakes • We Ship Pasties Anywhere
THE BLACK BEAR MOTEL All Non-smoking rooms! Pets Welcome!
Let us do that special occasion cake for you! 110 S. Suffolk St., Downtown Ironwood 906-932-3810 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm Saturday 7am-3pm
Come in for Daily Fresh Bakery
Also available on-site... WIFI, Verizon Extender, ATM, Gift Shop, laundry facility, convenient parking for all trucks & trailers
64 & Main - PO Box 675 White Pine, Michigan 49971
906-885-5170 www.thekonteka.com Page 60 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
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(906) 827-3665 HOMEMADE SOUPS & PIES FAMOUS BREAKFAST SKILLETS & OMELETS FRIDAY FISH FRYS
U.S. Highway 45 South - P.O. Box 258 Bruce Crossing, Michigan 49912
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Iced Coffee Espresso Smoothies Specialty Drinks
Mon.-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 8am-5pm
108 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI • Downtown
Jagger’s Ore House Food & Spirits
BESSEMER! As Good As It Gets!
SERVING HOMEMADE PIZZA, SOUPS BOUNTIFUL SALADS & BURGERS
We now have an off-premise liquor license. Purchase your favorite beer, wine or wine cooler & enjoy at home.
~ Delicious Friday Fish Fry ~ ~ Cook’s Sunday Dinner Specials ~ ~ Daily Specials ~ Signature Drinks ~
DINE IN or CARRY OUT ~ Lunch & Dinner Delivery
HOURS: Wed. & Thurs. 4-9; Fri. & Sat. 12-10; Sun. 4-9 Mill Street, Ramsay, MI 49959
~ Lots of NEW ITEMS ~ ~ We have all your OLD FAVORITES ~ Mon.-Fri. - OPEN at 11am; Sat. & Sun. Open at 1pm West U.S. 2 & Massie St., Bessemer – Next to the Bessemer VFW
“More than just a coffee shop” Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Cocktail Drinks
Join Us for Dinner Friday Book your Private Parties for Saturday Night One Free Appetizer Friday nights only expires July 1st, 2019
122 Silver Street • Hurley, WI 54534
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Pasty Sho s ’ e p Jo Family Restaurant • Homemade Specials Every Day • American & Italian Dishes • Homemade Hand-Dipped Fish Fry Friday
Food so good, you’ll think we stole your Mama! ~Take Outs Available~ CLOSED MONDAYS www.mikesofironwood.com
106 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, MI
The pasty that made pasties famous
What is a pasty? Joe’s definition: pasty (pas´te) - lean ground beef, diced potatoes and onions, wrapped in a delicate crust.
•Traditional •Cornish •Breakfast •Veggie •Finnish We’d also like to note that we do not serve gravy with our pasties. We recommend good old-fashioned ketchup. Mmmm!
Specialty Pasties like: • Alligator • Elk • Rabbit •
FRESH Pie Daily - $3.50
•Strawberry Rhubarb •Cherry •Lemon •Pumpkin •Raspberry •Cheesecake (1 blk east of Hwy. 51 in downtown Mercer) 2633 Railroad St., Mercer, WI 54547 • 715-476-2472
BAR HOURS 11am - Close KITCHEN 11am - 11pm Daily
Coffee & Pie $4.25 Any Pasty w/pie - add $2.75
~ HOMEMADE SOUPS & CHILI ~ MONDAY’S - “All You Can Eat” Wings & Fries TUESDAY’S - Mexican Special WEDNESDAY’S - Smelt & Fries THURSDAY’S - Sliders & Fries (1 Chicken, 1 Fish and 1 Beef) FRIDAY’S - “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry or Pub Chicken or COMBO of both!
– HOMEMADE PIZZA –
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8-5:30pm, Sunday Closed
“All You Can Eat” Pub Chicken
With choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, Applesauce & Breadstick
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116 W. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI
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In the Heart of Big Snow Country Located 1 Mile East of Hurley, WI
Sales, Service, Parts & Rentals Snowmobiles • ATVs • PWC
800-932-1202 300 E. Cloverland Dr. • Ironwood, MI 49938
WWW.CLOVERLANDMOTORSPORTS.COM Warning: Polaris® off-road vehicles can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license to operate. Passengers, if permitted, must be at least 12 years old. All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection, and protective clothing.Always use seat belts and cab nets or doors (as equipped). Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. All riders should take a safety training course. Call 800-342-3764 for additional information. Check local laws before riding on trails. ©2018 Polaris Industries Inc.
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Motel & Sled SPECIALS on rooms and sleds
Motel & S led ebic g o Re G e nt a ak
NEW RS E OWN
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SERVING BREAKFAST DAILY
Located right in Bergland, MI on Highway M-28
FRIDAY FISH FRY DAILY DAILY SPECIALS SPECIAL
Fishing • Hunting • Skiing • Snowmobiling Direct access to Snowmobile and ORV Trails
HOURS: OPEN DAILY 7AM-9PM EST Summer Hours Open until 10PM EST
NEW OWNER: Casey Yesney
205 Ash St., Bergland, MI
Michigan/Wisconsin REALTOR Main: (906) 285-2082 Office: (906) 932-5406 Fax: (906) 932-3303 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 527 N. Lake Street, Ironwood, MI 49938 upnorthproperty.com Come experience the only wood-fired BBQ in the area! LUNCH DINNER
Hoop N’ Holler Tavern
FULL BAR TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE
“Voted #1 Best Pit Stop – SnoGoer Magazine” “Voted Best Restaurant – TripAdvisor.”
• Cocktails • Tap Beer • Full Menu and Specials • Free Wifi • RV Sites w/Full Hook-ups • Clothing • Gas
Highway M-28 • Bergland, MI • 906-365-5BBQ Please See Facebook For Seasonal Hours
• Located in the Beautiful Western Upper Peninsula • Monthly Fishing Contest May 15 to September 14, 2019 • Tagged Fish Contest May 15 to September 14, 2019 • Fall Walleye Tournament September 13, 14, 2019
FURTHEST WEST BAR IN EASTERN TIME ZONE Your Hosts: George & Carolyn Maves Merriweather, MI 49949 • (906) 575-5555
RENTALS SALES SERVICE PARTS ACCESSORIES TRAIL PERMITS
Hwy M-28, Bergland, MI 49910 www.timberlinesport.com 2 miles west of Bergland on the north end of Lake Gogebic on Trails 1 and 8 Page 64 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide
2019 Travel Guide for The Northwoods