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2020 Travel Guide for The Northwoods


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In the Heart of Big Snow Country

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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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Index of Advertisers

906 Services A&A Hardware Abelman Clothing and Footwear Aberdeen Restaurant and Bar AJ’s Walleye Lodge AmericInn Silver City Angler’s Inn Antonio’s Restaurant Arbor Vitae Homes Ashland Ford/Chrysler Backstreet Cycle Bad River Lodge & Casino Bassett Jewelers Ben Franklin Benoit Cheese Bessemer Blast Bessemer Dairy Queen Big Valley Ford Borseth Properties/Insurance Burger Barn C & M Oil Century 21 Burkett Century 21 Pierce Char’s Café Chequamegon Food Co-op Citizen State Bank Cloverland Motor Sports, Inc. Cobblestone Inn Copper Peak Country Blossoms & Greenhouse Days Inn Designline Studio Domitrovich Realty/Insurance Downtown Art Place Eliason Realty Episcopal Church of Transfiguration Ewen Building First Weber Realty Forever Flowers-Ontonagon Forget Me Not Floral Gateway Lodge Giovanoni’s True Value Gitche Gumee Landing Gogebic Community College

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Gogebic/Iron County Airport page 41 Gogebic Range Health Foundation page 23 Golden Karat Jewelers page 33 Great Northern Motel/ Wolf’s Den Restaurant page 7 Greer’s Pier page 29 Hauser’s Superior View Farm page 21 Haven North Condos page 9 page 47 Headwaters Restaurant Hegg Plumbing page 17 Hitt’s Fine Furniture page 41 Holiday Acres page 33 Holiday Station Store-Wakefield page 45 Hoop N’ Hollar Tavern page 64 H.O.P.E Animal Shelter page 37 Imaginuity page 33 page 25 Ironwood Tourism Council Iron County Community Credit Union page 25 Jane Carlson-Ballone/ The Real Estate Store page 64 Joe’s Pasty Shop page 61 JW’s BBQ & Brew page 64 Keenagers page 45 Konteka Black Bear Resort page 13 Koski Collision and Custom Centerpage 15 Krupp’s Resort page 63 Lakeview Deli/Wakefield VFW page 45 Lake Gogebic Motel page 64 Lake of the Torches Resort and Casino page 42 Lake Tomahawk Meat Market page 37 Land O’ Lakes Recreation page 11 Lazy Ace Saloon page 29 Leather and Gift page 15 Legendary Waters Casino page 2 Liberty Way Tap House page 7 Little Finland page 23 Little Star Garage page 29 Marenisco Township page 63 Mercer Chamber of Commerce page 7 Merritt’s Travel Center page 63 Mike’s Restaurant page 62 Mulleady Realtors/ Coldwell Banker page 28

Northern Wisconsin Homes Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Northland Basement Systems Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Pat’s Motor Sports Perttula’s Service Center Plunkett’s Pest Control Quality Inn of Ironwood The Real Estate Store ReMax Action North Realty Retreat Bar Rigoni’s Bakery Rigoni’s Inn The Root Cellar Ryden Sports Marine Salem and Zion Lutheran Sandy’s Northern Hi-Lites The Sauna Guys Settler’s Co-op Sharon’s Coffee Company Sidekicks Skyview Lodge and Supper Club Sleep Central Sparky’s Bar and Grill SS Sports St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Star Lake Boathouse Steiger’s Ace Hardware Stormy Kromer Mercantile Sunday Lake Supermarket Superior Kitty Care Sylvania Outfitters Tacconelli’s Timber’s Resort Timberline Sports Townline Sports Wakefield Historical Society Winkler’s Greenhouse and Gifts Ye Olde Shillelagh Your Place Rental Zak’s Realty

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Summer Fun and Dining Guide This visitors and dining guide is published annually by the Daily Globe Inc.

Writing and photography by: P.J. Glisson, Larry Holcombe, Megan Hughes, Richard Jenkins, Jason Juno, Tom LaVenture, Charity Smith and Jan Tucker.

2020 Travel Guide for The Northwoods

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For more information about this guide or other products from the Daily Globe, visit yourdailyglobe.com, call 906-932-2211 or email: • Sue Mizell, Publisher, smizell@yourdailyglobe.com • Larry Holcombe, Managing Editor, lholcombe@yourdailyglobe.com • Heidi Ofstad, Advertising Director, hofstad@yourdailyglobe.com


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Bessemer 4th of July

The annual “Bessemer Blast” is billed as “the U.P.’s biggest and best” 4th of July celebration. Festivities will kick off on June 27 with the 32nd annual Hometown Run, Walk and Tot Trot at 8:30 a.m., starting and ending at City Hall. There will be a mud run at the Pit on North Moore Street that afternoon and the Tree of Honor lighting ceremony at the Pocket Park downtown in the evening. Sunday will include morning worship

in Bluff Valley Park, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Mary Street and a polka dance at the VFW later in the day. Week nights will include games and music on the street, as well as meals served by various groups. There will be a street dance on Friday night featuring Flashback. The 4th of July will be jam packed with activities and fun for all, including family games and races in the morning at Massie Field. The children’s parade starts downtown at 1:30 p.m., followed

by the Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department’s open house featuring free hot dogs and pop. The evening parade kicks off at 7. Afterwards, Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps will put on a concert at Massie Field, setting the stage for the “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks display. 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold throughout the week, with the winner announced at the end of the parade. For more information visit bessemer4th.com. Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 5


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Wakefield 4th of July

Wakefield is ready to go with a full slate of events for the Fourth of July, and everyone is welcome. The 23rd annual Matt Ahonen Memorial Softball Tournament will take place from June 26-28 at Gabby Fields on Cemetery Road. Concessions will be available. On June 28, the Wakefield-Marenisco girls’ volleyball programs’s pancake breakfast fundraiser will take place at Wakefield VFW Post 9084 on U.S. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. On July 2, the Hometown Variety Show will be held at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School gym at 6 p.m. It is sponsored by the Wakefield Historical Society. That night, a street dance with live music will occur at 8 p.m. on Sunday Lake and Hancock streets. On July 3, Michigan State Police Post 86 in Wakefield will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post, which is near the corner of U.S. 2 and M-28. Cub Scouts will sell hot dogs and chips. Displays vary each year, but in the past have included K-9 demonstrations, accident investigators, dive team members, a fire truck, and an EZ Child I.D. station, etc. VFW Post 9084 will host a July 3 bean bag tournament near the John Siira pavilion in Eddy Park. Registration will run from 11 a.m. to noon. Cash prizes will go up to $200 for first place. A town picnic on July 3 will start at 1 p.m. in Eddy Park Page 6 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

next to Sunday Lake. Music, bingo, kiddy fun and other activities will be available. Attendees will be able to buy food and refreshments. The Gogebic Range Band will offer a free concert in the park at 7 p.m. At 10 p.m. that night, the “Lightning on the Lake” fireworks display will take place over Sunday Lake. On July 4, the 42nd annual Sunday Lake Walk-Run will be held at 8 a.m. on the path around Sunday Lake. Registration will run from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. The Wakefield Historical Museum, on Sunday Lake Street, will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4. The Fourth of July children’s parade will begin at 1 p.m. from the main street fire hall and will end at U.S. 2. The general parade also will start at 1 p.m. from the corner of U.S. 2 and Putnam Avenue and will continue onto Sunday Lake Street. Just before the parades, the Klassic Kruisers will drive through the route, and the Vintage Warbirds will fly overhead as the parades begin. After the parades, children’s races will take place at Roger Randall Field, west of the Wakefield-Marenisco School. In addition, American Legion Post 11 and VFW Post 9084 in Wakefield will welcome people to their sites to visit with friends, relatives and classmates. Events are subject to change, so prospective attendees are encouraged to watch for media updates.


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Ramsay 4th of July

The Bessemer Township-Ramsay Fourth of July celebration will take place on Thursday, July 2, with the annual street dance and fireworks. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with the annual street dance, behind the Fire Hall with live music by Flashback.

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Festival Ironwood

The 2020 Festival Ironwood is scheduled for July 15-18 at the Historic Depot Park, 150 N. Lowell St., Ironwood. The four-day midsummer family-friendly event offers an annual art, craft, and trade show, live music, food and games for kids of all ages including the “World’s Largest Duck Pick.” There is a large tent for some of the activities. The event may be canceled depending on the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown order. If the event is held Page 10 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

then the events, activities and music acts will be posted on the chamber website and Facebook page. For more information on the Ironwood Festival and to receive an arts, crafts or trade show registration form, contact the chamber at 906-932-1122, Keith Johnson at 906-3644316, or Will Corcoran at 906-364-5672. Email the chamber at chamber@ironwoodchamber.org or visit online at ironwoodchamber.org under “events.”


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Iron County Heritage Festival

Although the ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it unclear how many of the area’s local events will be held this summer, Iron County’s annual Heritage Festival is always popular with residents. The annual celebration of Iron County’s heritage usually features over two weeks of events, including parties, golf outings, a county fair and more. This year’s festival is tentatively planned to run July 25-Aug. 9. In past years, the festival has kicked off in late July with

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not only the start of the Northwoods Art Tour in the Mercer area, but also the Hurley Quarterback Club’s golf outing, the Iron County Historical Museum’s living history open house and the Highline Corporation’s open house. The last weekend in July also usually features 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. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley also usually holds its annual bazaar, with food, beverages, kids games, bingo and other activities. This year, the Iron County Fair is scheduled to run July 30-Aug. 2 and is part of the festival. There are also plenty of activities in the Mercer area during past festivals. These include the popular Night Before Loon Day street dance and the Mercer Loon Day and Craft Show the next day. Events in the Mercer area also usually include the Mercer Lions’ annual Turtle River Duck Races at Rugger’s Landing. For more information on the Heritage Festival and its events, contact the Iron County Development Zone at 715561-2922.


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Iron County Fair

Although it is unclear how long the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will continue to impact local events, organizers announced that as of mid-April they were still planning to hold the Iron County Fair. This year’s fair is planned for July 30 through Aug. 2 at the fairgrounds in Saxon. It will be the 93nd running of the county fair that offers activities ranging from carnival rides and a mud run to the popular pie action on Sunday afternoon. People who haven’t attended the fair in recent years will be surprised to visit the updated buildings and improvePage 14 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

ments that have been made throughout the fairgrounds. The fair is part of the Iron County 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 6-8 p.m. in the pen near the cattle barns. A fair board 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 and Hurley, take U.S. 2 west to Saxon, then turn left at either the County B intersection or the Wisconsin 122 intersection. For more information on the fair, visit ironcountyfairwi.net or  its Facebook page at facebook.com/Ironcountyfairwisconsin/.


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Gogebic County Fair

The Gogebic County Fair will run Aug. 6-9 in 2020. Daily admission covers grandstand entertainment and carnival rides. A four-day pass is also available. Harness racing will again be one of the highlights of the fair, scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The long-standing tradition follows the trotters and pacers around the half-mile track. On Friday, the grandstand will also host the annual Youth Challenge and a concert by Tom Katalin and the Highway 41 Band. Page 16 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

Saturday will bring a tractor pull put on by the local Lake Superior Tired Iron Club and the Lake States Mud Racers — always a fan favorite event. There will also be music at the small stage, as well as many 4-H animals and displays in the fair buildings. The annual livestock auction is also a big event. The fairgrounds is at 648 East Cloverland Drive in Ironwood, next to Curry Park. For more information, phone 906-932-2700 or visit gogebiccountyfair.com.


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Festivale Italiano

The annual end of the summer season celebration of Hurley’s rich Italian heritage will be held on Saturday Sept. 5, 2020. Festivale Italiano attracts many people to downtown Hurley to celebrate unique food, live music and to shop the various vendors. The Hurley Fire Department will be providing Page 18 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

tours of equipment. The festival traditionally includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a 2 mile “Dago Dash” Fun Run, cornhole and childrens games and activities. For more information on vendor space contact the Hurley Chamber, 715-561-4334 and visit hurleywi.com.


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Mercer: Loon Capital

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 14th annual Lupine Junefest on June 13, 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. For more information, visit mercerbirdfestival.com. Page 22 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

Can-Yak Fishing Tournament The Mercer Chamber of Commerce will present the 6th annual Can-Yak fishing tournament from June 26-28. This catch/photo/release tournament will welcome participants in canoes or kayaks on any publicly-accessible lake or river in southern Iron County.

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. 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 over Portage Lake at dusk.

Loon Day Mercer will celebrate its 40th annual Loon Day on Aug. 5 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. 4, a street dance will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Lakeview Avenue in Mercer. For more information, visit mercerloonday.com.

Pig and Corn Roast The Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association Pig and Corn Roast will be held on Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Gateway Lodge in Mercer. “All the fixings” will be included, and raffle proceeds will go to association activities and to flowage area enhancement.

Chamber Note Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Mercer Chamber of Commerce will carefully monitor national and state directives. Persons interested in attending any event listed should first check the event websites or the chamber’s website calendar, which also has more event details, mercercc.com.


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Ontonagon County Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations in Ontonagon County are “up in the air” as one of the organizers of the Fourth of July in Greenland Township described the situation in light of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing concerns. Plans have been made and the ands are books, and organizers are hoping they’ll be able to have another grand celebration like last year’s that grew to about 500 people. The same kind of ambiguity is being felt by organizers of the Bruce Crossing Fourth of July celebration. Their celebra-

tion is slated for July 4th with a parade, races, music, contests and fireworks. The White Pine celebration is slated earlier than the ones in Greenland and Bruce Crossing. The committee has chosen the Saturday, June 27, to honor Independence Day. A parade at 1 p.m. games and fireworks are on the schedule, but organizers are uncertain about what the stat’s gathering rules will be. “If the state says ‘yes,’ we will have it; if they say ‘no,’ then it’s off,” one committee member said.

64th annual Labor Day Festival

The 64th annual Labor Day Festival in Ontonagon will be celebrated Sept. 4-6 with many of its traditional features and some new ones. Last year, the Festival Committee moved the Kiddies’ Parade to Saturday and it proved to be a very popular decision. The Kids Parade now coincides with Maxwell Street fair that same day. Organizers said the move was popular with visitors are former residents who come back each year for the festivities. The celebration kicks off with a community picnic with free hot dogs, pop Page 24 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

and chips at the Village Marina. Village and county safety vehicles and the Aspirus helicopter will be available for inspection by the public. That will be followed by the rock skipping championship. Beside the Kiddies’ Parade, Saturday is packed with many other activities including a car  show, bed race, dunk tank and a large selection of venders on the street and more. Sunday brings the Ed Hansen Aspirus 5K and 10K runs in the morning as a prelude to the large parade featur-

ing bands, floats and a concert from Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps. The celebration and the day ends up with a community celebration at the Ontonagon Recreation Center. There will be food, live music, auction and raffle drawing. The Labor Festival Committee is also discussing a possible salute to and participation of Ontonagon and Ewen-Trout Creek seniors of the class of 2020 as a way to give them a special day.


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Parks & Camping

Gogebic County

ART PARK Aurora Street Ironwood 906-932-5050 A small downtown Ironwood park dedicated to displaying and experiencing art. BLACK RIVER HARBOR County Road 513 Ironwood Township 906-932-1330 While the boat harbor is closed this season for repairs, much of the rest of the facility is open including a campground with 40 sites, toilets and drinking water, picnic and grilling areas, pavilion and access to the North Country Trail along the Black River with access to several scenic waterfalls. BLUFF VALLEY PARK North Moore Street Bessemer 906-663-4311 Located at the base of one of the bluffs that overlook the city. Pavilion with restrooms. Kitchen rental available. Picnic area, play equipment, pond and walking path.

BOBCAT LAKE Marenisco Township 906-932-1330 Campground 3 miles southeast of Marenisco is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 11 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp. Day use area offers sandy beach, picnic tables, toilets and changing house.

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Black River Harbor

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. The harbor offers one of the area's few access points to Lake Superior, with boating being a major summer time activity. The boat ramp can accommodate almost any craft trailered in. There is no launching fee. Boat fuel and snacks are available through the concessionaire. A historic pavillion built by the CCC is also located here. 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

tersmeet is managed by Ottawa National Forest and is a short walk from Mex-i-mine Falls. No services. CURRY PARK U.S. 2-Cloverland Drive

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DEPOT PARK Lowell Street Ironwood 906-932-5050 Located between Lowell and Suffolk streets just north of downtown. Includes the former Chicago and North Western railroad depot which is now home to the Ironwood Area Historical Society and the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce. Park includes fountain, pavilion with bathrooms, picnic area, play equipment and sand volleyball court. Access to snowmobile-ATV trail and Iron Belle non-motorized trail. ETHNIC COMMONS PARK Mary Street Bessemer 906-663-4311 Located downtown between Sophie and Moore streets. Picnic area includes flags of various nations which played a major role in the area’s heritage.

HENRY LAKE Marenisco Township 906-932-1330 Campground 9 miles southwest of Marenisco is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 11 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets, boat landing and fishing pier. HIAWATHA PARK Burma Road Ironwood 906-932-5050 Statue of Hiawatha rises above the

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. The Gogebic County Forestry and Parks Department announced in midApril that the Little Girl’s Point Park was closed until further notice do to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For registration information about the lodge or campground, call 906-663-4428. treeline on a parcel of land bordered Burma Road, Houk Street and Beech Street. Pavilion and picnic area. IMP LAKE Watersmeet Township

906-358-4724 Campground 6 miles southeast of Watersmeet is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 11 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp.

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. Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 27


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP BALL FIELD Lake Road Ironwood Township 906-932-5050 Ball field is behind the township hall on the corner of Lake and Sunset roads. Tennis courts and play equipment are located beyond the centerfield fence. LAKE AND AYER PARK Lake and Ayer streets Ironwood 906-932-5050 Play equipment and picnic area.

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.

LONGYEAR PARK Hemlock Street Ironwood 906-932-5050 A residential city block bordered by Hemlock, Gogebic, Lawrence and Arch streets. Play equipment, picnic area and band shell.

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North Country Trail

The longest trail in the National Trail System, the North Country National Scenic Trail stretches more than 4,600 miles from Vermont to North Dakota — including running through parts of Gogebic and Ontonagon counties and Iron County, Wis. Marked by blue blazes along the route, the North Country Trail offers an excellent route to explore many of the area’s forests and waterfalls. The roughly 40 miles of trail in Iron County is a mix of on-road and off-road hiking between Copper Falls State Park in Ashland County and the Michigan border near Superior Falls. The North Country Trail’s website describes the section as running through a “land of waterfalls and rock outcrops,” and being moderately difficult. “Passing through portions of the ancient, but worn down Penokee Mountain Range, you’ll encounter many rock outcrops,” the site’s description continues. “These outcrops offer expansive vistas where the trail passes over the top or skirts their bases and give trailside interest in the form of a wall of lichens, mosses, and small ferns.” Once in Michigan, the trail follows Lake and Airport Roads to Black River Road before going off-road near Copper Peak. The trail runs north to Black River Harbor before crossing the river and heading east toward M-64 and the Porcupine Mountains. “The area consists of mostly mature forest with diverse flora and fauna, a mixed terrain of old logging roads, narrow paths and elevation changes. Areas of particular beauty are Black River Harbor and the Presque Isle River area of Porcupine Mountain State Park,” according to the website. “The trail offers four seasons of recreational opportunity, each with its own special flavor.” The section of the trail in the Western Upper Peninsula is rated as difficult, although this could vary depending on where in the 192 miles between the state border and the Marquette/Baraga county line people are hiking. More information on the trail can be found at northcountrytrail.org.


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LOST LAKE Ironwood Township 906-932-5800 Located on Lake Road. Features picnic shelter, beach, fishing pier on what is also known as Spirit Lake.

MARENISCO MEMORIAL PARK Marenisco Township 906-787-2463 Pavilion with restrooms, picnic area and play equipment. Parking for ATV trailers and access to trails.

Located on east end of town on U.S. 2. Dedicated in 1949, the park honors those who served their country. Includes picnic area and restrooms. MINERS MEMORIAL PARK Ayer Street Ironwood 906-932-5050 Various trailheads including one along Ayer Street at Lorenson Baseball

Field. Wooded trails for walking and mountain biking.

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.

MARION LAKE Watersmeet Township 906-358-4724 Campground 4 miles southeast of Watersmeet is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 39 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp.

MCDONALD LAKE COUNTY PARK McDonald Dam Road Erwin Township 906-663-4428 Rustic campground features three sites for tents, picnic tables.

MEMORY LANE ROADSIDE PARK U.S. 2 Bessemer 906-663-4311

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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.

MOUNT ZION OVERLOOK Greenbush Road Ironwood 906-932-5050 Located on the top of Mount Zion on the campus of Gogebic Community College.

NORRIE PARK Norrie Park Road Ironwood 906-932-5050 Located along the Montreal River. Pavilion, picnic areas, walking trail, play equipment, bathrooms and disc golf course.

OTTAWA NATIONAL PARK Headquarters U.S. 2 Ironwood 906-932-1330 Covering nearly a million acres in the Western Upper Peninsula, the Ottawa National Forest has 22 campgrounds with a wide range of camping experiences.

POCKET PARK Aurora & Suffolk Streets Ironwood 906-932-5050 Located on the corner of Aurora and Suffolk streets in downtown Ironwood includes flower gardens and park benches. POMEROY LAKE Marenisco Township 906-932-1330

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Campground 8 miles southeast of Marenisco is managed by Ottawa National Forest and offers 17 campsites, picnic tables, water, toilets and boat ramp. RAMSAY MEMORIAL PARK Bessemer Township 906-667-0333 Nestled along the Black River just south of the Keystone Bridge, the park features picnic area, pavilion and playground. ROBBINS POND Watersmeet Township 906-358-4724 Campground 10 miles north of Watersmeet is managed by Ottawa National Forest offers three campsites. No services.

SUNDAY LAKE PARK AND 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.

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.


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Ottawa National Forest

The Ottawa National Forest has 22 campgrounds encapsulating a wide range of camping experiences. Each campsite is accessible by road and service tent and camper bush living. A nightly fee is charged at most campsites. Several campsites do provide free camping. Most campgrounds are opened by the Friday before Memorial Day and most close after Labor Day, although a handful remain open into the fall leaf season. Most campsites are located on streams or lakes and offer fishing opportunities. Additionally most managed campgrounds also include picnic tables, tent pads, fire grates, and toilet facilities. Some of the locations have drinking water available and can accommodate camping units from 45-60 feet in length. Camping in the Ottawa is on a first-come first-served basis with few exceptions. The most developed campsites in the Ottawa are located at Clark Lake and Black River Harbor areas with paved access, pressurized water systems, flush toilets and a trailer dump station. Camping in a developed campsite is not allowed to exceed 14 days without moving to another campground or dispersed site for 24 hours or more. Dispersed campsites will allow camping for 16 days at

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, picnic tables, water, toilets, boat ramp and beach. ONTONAGON COUNTY PARK M-64

the same location. After 16 days the camper is required to pack up and relocate to another site at least five miles away. Forty percent of the land within the Ottawa is privately owned. Three specific areas of the Ottawa are made available for those looking for more solitude, quiet and time to think. —The Sylvania Wilderness Area, which is 18,327 acres of wilderness located on the Watersmeet Ranger District, only accommodates foot and canoe travel. Camping is available by permit only. —The McCormick Wilderness Area is 16,850 acres of wilderness in the Kenton Ranger District, ranging from rocky cliffs to outcrops. Access to the McCormick is primarily by foot. There are canoe opportunities for those portaging. —The Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness is 14,139 acres of wilderness in the Kenton Ranger District with deep gorges. Accessible by foot on old logging roads or cross country. Ottawa National Forest information is available at fs.usda.gov/ottawa or 906-932-1330.

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, picnic area and camping.

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. 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 PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS  WILDERNESS STATE PARK Silver City 800-447-2757 The Union Bay campground offers 100 campsites near Lake Superior. There are restrooms and a playground, as well as a nearby boat launch. There are an additional 50 campsites at the Presque Isle campground near the mouth of the Presque Isle River. The park also offers a variety of cabins, yurts and campsites in the park. STANNARD TOWNSHIP PARK U.S. 45 Bruce Crossing Campground, restrooms, ballfield,

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Iron County CARY ROAD PARK Cary Road Hurley 715-561-4715 Play equipment, bathrooms, pavilion, picnic area, ball fields, sand volleyball and bocce ball courts. Walking trail.

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. KIMBALL TOWN PARK Town Park Drive Kimball 715-561-2993 Features a picnic area, pavilion, swings, restrooms, volleyball court, basketball court, walking trail, fishing and a handicapped accessible fishing deck.

LAKE OF THE FALLS County FF on Turtle Flambeau Flowage Mercer 715-329-0826 Features a 40-acre, 30-spot campground with a boat launch area, fishing, pavilion, fireplaces, picnic tables, electricity and drinking water.


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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 wildlife, including eagles, deer, bear, timber wolves and moose. The flowage has a number of underwater stumps and driftwood that

MERCER CAROW PARK County J Mercer 715-476-2403 Located on Grand Portage Lake, features picnic area with tables, pavilion, restrooms, ballfields, playground and swimming beach.

POTATO RIVER FALLS Falls Road off Wisconsin 169 Gurney 715-561-2697 Features hiking trails, a picnic area, camping, trout fishing and waterfalls, as well as pit toilets.

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make for an excellent fishing environment. Fishermen beware — muskies more than 50 pounds have been caught along the flowage. But the area is best known for its abundant walleye population. There are also smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, perch and bluegill.

SAXON HARBOR County A Saxon Lake Superior Harbor and boat launch. Park and campground under construction.

SCHOMBERG PARK U.S. 51 between Mercer and Hurley. 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,

Find all of these attractions and much more just a short distance from downtown Mercer, on County FF off U.S. 51. For more information, contact the Mercer Ranger Station at 715-4762240, or visit mercercc.com or turtleflambeauflowage.com.

Wisconsin highways 47 and 182 Mercer, Sherman 715-476-2240 19,000 acres of water, 212 miles of shoreline, 35,500 acres of public land, 16 natural lakes. Camping, boating, fishing and picnic areas. Maps available at Mercer Ranger Station.

UPSON COMMUNITY PARK Upson Park Road 715-561-2096 Features picnic area, camping, trout fishing, waterfalls, a picnic area and restrooms. ATV trail accessible.

WEBER LAKE County E Iron Belt 715-561-2697 Ten acres of camping with electricity and fireplaces, swimming with a picnic area, pavilion, rest and changing rooms, boat launch ramps and fishing.


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Saxon Harbor

Users are undoubtedly anxious to get back to Saxon Harbor this summer as it has been closed for several years after being destroyed in the July 2016 storm. The boat launches opened in April, with plans to open the harbor’s marina in May when road restrictions are lifted and docks can be installed. The rebuilt marina features 81 slips, with about 70% of them filled with seasonal rentals. Water and power are also available to boaters, and there are plans to staff the marina seven days a week once it opens. Boat slip rates vary, based on both lengths and slip positions. Although Gov. Tony Evers designated marinas as essential services as Wisconsin seeks to halt the coronavirus pandemic, Saxon Harbor’s pavilions and fish cleaning station remain closed while restrictions on activities

are still in place. County officials ask that people adhere to responsible social distancing recommendations while using the harbor’s day use areas so they can remain open for recreational enjoyment. Although construction continues on

Saxon Harbor’s campground, officials hope to be able to open it in late July or August. For more information, or to make reservations, contact the Iron County Forestry Department at 715561-2697.

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Iron Belle Trail 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 nonmotorized 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 BessePage 40 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

mer, 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 this summer, 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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Gile Flowage

The expansive Gile (Wis.) Flowage offers a variety of fishing opportunities, but walleyes and monster muskies are the prime species. There are four boat landings on the Montreal River Flowage that is controlled by Xcel Energy. Landings in Gile and on County C offer ample space for parking boat trailers and also shore fishing opportunities. The 3,138-acre flowage has a maximum depth of 25 about feet, but that’s deep enough to hold a large population

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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Copper Peak

The Adventure Ride at Copper Peak is a popular area attraction that provides panoramic views from the top of a former ski jump. The jump was used for international ski competitions from 1970 until it was closed in 1994. The Adventure Ride lets visitors take an 800-foot chair lift ride to an observation deck where visitors can view from there, or continue up an additional eight stories to the very top. The awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista overlooks the south shore of Lake Superior including Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park that is 25 miles northeast in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; 40 miles northwest past the Apostle Islands and northeast Wisconsin, and north across Lake Superior to Isle Royle, Michigan, and to northern Minnesota and Canada. The Adventure Ride typically opens Memorial Day Weekend and this year will be dependent on the expiration of the current COVID-19 shutdown order. Once open the Adventure Ride will be operational through mid-October. Copper Peak is 10 miles north of Bessemer by taking Black River Road (County Road 513) to N13870 Copper Peak Road. There are on-site mountain bike trails, a gift shop. Copper Peak is a registered Michigan Historic Site and member of the Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Network. For more information, visit copperpeak.net. 

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Miners Murals

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

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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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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 Ironwood’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 Society’s Depot Museum. The re-purposed railroad depot showcases items from Mercer’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.

Hiawatha

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce purchased and installed a 52-foot fiberglass statue of Native American chief Hiawatha for $10,000 in 1964. The statue was manufactured by Gordon Industries of Minneapolis and transported 230 miles on a flatbed truck to its current location at the end of Burma Road in Hiawatha Park on June 25, 1964. Hiawatha was believed to have created peace among Native American tribes and is credited for forming the Iroquois nation. Hiawatha was hoisted to a standing position by a mining crane and is supported by 55 yards of concrete and 5,000 pounds of steel reinforcements. The statue is made to withstand winds of 140 mph. For a number of years the community celebrated Hiawatha Days over a long weekend in July. They included events like concerts, a battle of the bands, a rodeo, downtown carnival, softball tournament and authentic Ojibway dancers from Lac du Flambeau, Wis. The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce offered a 50th birthday celebration for the Hiawatha statue in July 2015 as part of Festival Ironwood, the community’s current mid-July celebration. The Native American chief still stands tall just south of Page 46 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

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Calendar of Events

Due to concerns with COVID-19 this year, people are encouraged to check in advance to be sure any particular activity is still happening.

May Copper Peak Adventure Ride, specific opening date to be determined, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run (10-kilometer and 5k), downtown Ironwood.

May 23 Opening of bass fishing season, Michigan. Bergland Historical Museum opens, Bergland, noon to 4 p.m., EDT, Wednesdays and Fridays.

30-May Garden Tour in Bayfield, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., tour local gardens.

June 5-7 Iron River Summerfest, featuring Spider Lake Run, town-wide rummage sales and more. 5K and 10k run/walk on Saturday, 8 a.m.

June 6 Northwoods Birding Festival, North Lakeland Discover Center, Manitowish Waters. Ironwood citywide rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Registration due June 1, Ironwoodchamber.org or 906-032-1122. Hurley citywide rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration due May 29, hurleywi.com or 715-561-4334. Madeline Island Visitor’s Weekend begins. Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license required. Free State Park Entry Weekend, Wisconsin. Free Wheel’n Weekend, No registration needed for ATV trails, Wisconsin.

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June 13-14 Michigan Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license required. Michigan free ORV weekend, no license required.

June 13 Lupine Junefest and Mercer Bird Festival, Carole Park, Mercer, features bike tour, bird festival, kids activities, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., lupinejunefest.org. June 20 Mercer townwide rummage sale. Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstice Celebration, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., porkies.org.

June 26-28 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 27 Float Your Boat Trivia Rally, 1 to 4 p.m., North Lakeland Discovery Center, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, discoverycenter.net. Bessemer Hometown Run (10k and 2 mile), Bessemer, 8:30 a.m. 35th annual Tour da Lake bicycle tour around Lake Gogebic. hobbywheel.com. June 27- July 4 Bessemer 4th of July celebration, games , mud-run, hometown run, relay races and more, fireworks, concert.

July Ontonagon County Fair, date not determined as of printing, planned for Late July, feature exhibits, horse show, games, and more. Wakefield 4th of July Celebration, including games, variety show, parade, run, and more.


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July 2 Bessemer Township/Ramsay 4th of July street dance and fireworks.

July 3 Wakefield 4th of July picnic at Sunday Lake, followed by fireworks.

July 4 Sunday Lake Run, run around the lake (2.8 miles), Wakefield. Boulder Junction Star Spangled Jubilee, noon to 11 p.m., parade at noon, games, food, music and fireworks. Marenisco 4th of July Celebration, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mercer 4th of July Celebration, fun run, games, parade at 11 a.m., food, live music and fireworks. American Legion Auxiliary Post Be a Star for a Vet Race, Mercer, 7 a.m. Wakefield 4th of July kid’s parade and full parade. Bessemer 4th of July kid’s parade, full parade and fireworks. July 5 Fireworks over Lake Gogebic, 9:45 p.m.

July 6 Greenland 4th of July Celebration.

July 11 Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, all day, Carrow Park, Mercer.

July 15-18 Festival Ironwood, located on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum in downtown Ironwood. The mid-summer celebration features a variety of activities, food and entertainment.

July 24-26 Northwoods Art Tour, northwoodsarttour.com.

July 25-Aug 9 Iron County Heritage Days featuring festivals, events and more.

July 24 Hurley Quarterback Club golf tournament, Eagle Bluff Golf Club.

July 25 Penokee Range Classic Bike Races, 9:30 a.m., Mellen, Wis. Hurley Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni inductions. Iron County Heritage Parade, 2 p.m. Hurley. July 26 St. Mary’s Catholic Church picnic, Hurley.

July 30- Aug 2 Iron County Fair, Saxon; antique tractor show, rides, mud run, food and entertainment. Oneida County Fair, Rhinelander, Wis.

Aug 1 Point to La Pointe open water swim, Bayfield, 2.1 mile swim race in Lake Superior from Bayfield to La Pointe, Wisconsin.

Aug 5 Mercer Loon Day, more than 250 artists and crafters, flea market, music, sidewalk sales, loon calling contest, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mercerloonday.com.

Aug 6-9 Gogebic County Fair, Ironwood. Food and fun, harness racing, rides, concerts, mud run and shows, gogebiccountyfair.com.

Aug 7-8 Ashland Downtown Days, Ashland, Wis. Features sidewalk sales, vendors, food, rummage sales and more.

‘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 world-record tiger musky. May 15 is the fishing opener for game fish. Bass season opens May 25. 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 13-14 and Aug. 8-9 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. Due to concerns with COVID-19 this year, visitors are encouraged to check in advance to be sure their activity and area of choice is available. Summer Fun & Dining Guide – Page 49


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Aug 8 Boulder Junction History Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Historical presentations, barbecue, bake sale, tours of the depot museum. 10th annual Turtle River Duck Race, Ruggers Landing, Mercer. Aug 8-9 U.P. ORV Trails Free Riding Weekend, no license required.

Aug 17-23 11th annual U.P. State Fair, features exhibits, food, games, concerts, fireworks and more. Aug 18 37th annual Old Victoria Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rockland.

September Bessemer 42nd annual Pumpkin Festival, usually held in late September, bessemerpumpkinfest.com Sept 5 Festival Italiano, Games, food, dance, and more, Hurley.

Sept. 11-12 Lake Gogebic Area Chamber 43rd annual Fall Walleye Tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 Copper Peak Trail Fest, 10 a.m., Copper Peak.

Sept. 24 13th annual MI-TRALE Senior Citizen Color Tour, Watersmeet, mi-trale.org.

Sept. 26 44th annual Log Jamboree in Ewen. Parade, kid’s games, dance, craft sale and more.

Copper Falls Fall Festival and Art in the Park, Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, Wisconsin.

Sept. 27 Bridges and Bluffs half-marathon, 9 a.m., Ironwood.

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 Page 50 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

Memorial Walleye Tournament on Sept. 11-12. Besides a grand prize of $2,000, there will be daily prizes for perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike. The weekend of June 13-14 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 13. The 35th annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic will be held on June 27. To register, call 906-932-3332 or check hobbywheel.com. Gogebic Lodge will offer fireworks at dusk on July 5. 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.


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RAINBOW FALLS

Waterfalls

The many rivers in the area form an abundance of waterfalls. Use extreme caution on riverbanks and respect the power of the water. Officials from area chambers of commerce, the Ottawa National Forest and Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park can provide maps and more information.

Black River National Forest Scenic Byway

The Black Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final descent towards Lake Superior provides five spectacular waterfalls to visit.

Directions: 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 for over 10 miles. The waterfalls are on the right.

GREAT CONGLOMERATE FALLS 46.6325 - 90.055 This 20-foot waterfall is the first coming from town towards Black River Harbor. The 3/4 mile walk is the farthest of the five. It is named for the large piece of conglomerate rock that divides the two segments. POTAWATOMI FALLS 46.6375 - 90.05139 These falls feature a 30-foot drop.

SANDSTONE FALLS

46.64028 - 90.05028 The 24-foot fall is downstream from Potawatomi Falls and are reached from the same parking area. They are named for the deep, narrow gorge above and below the falls.

RAINBOW FALLS 46.65889 - 90.04361 Perhaps the most impressive of the five, the 30-foot Rainbow Falls can be viewed from both sides of the river. A

GORGE FALLS

46.65 - 90.047 The smallest of the five waterfalls.

GORGE FALLS

half-mile hike from the Rainbow parking area leads to the observation deck. The best view is from the east side of the river, which can be accessed from Black River Harbor. Walk across the bridge and there is a sign before the beach. The mile-long trail is mostly flat after initally climbing the riverbank. Be careful, there is no guardrail. Summer Fun & Dining Guide â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Page 53


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PRESqUE ISLE RIVER WATERFALLS

Directions: 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. This is part of the Porcupine Mountains

Presque Isle River area State Park.

MANABEZHO FALLS 46.70778 - 89.971677 This is the largest at 25 feet and it’s also the last named waterfall before the Presque Isle River enters Lake Superior. The falls can be seen from both sides of the river. There is a pedes-

INTERSTATE FALLS 46.472506 - 90.199832 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. These are close to Ironwood and Hurley and offer a fantastic view.

trian bridge downriver from here that offers a view of the potholes the river has carved. MANIDO FALLS 46.705 - 89.97056 This 10-foot waterfall is just upstream from Manabezho Falls. Both can be viewed from either side of the river.

NAWADAHA FALLS 46.699 - 89.974 This is a low (15 feet), wide waterfall further upstream. It is near South Boundary Road and can also be accessed from the wilder, more primitive east side of the river, as can all three.

Border area

SAXON FALLS

46.5327 - 90.3827 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. These 110-foot falls are located on the Montreal River. The gorge below the falls is one of the deepest in the Midwest. This waterfall is a strange one to access as it’s near a power plant.

SUPERIOR FALLS 46.564818 - 90.415244 Take Wisconsin 122, turning north off of U.S. 2, near Saxon. Stay on 122 for 4.2 miles, crossing the Wisconsin-Michigan border. Continue another 1/2 mile, then turn left on a gravel road marked by Xcel Energy. At 90 feet high, the falls are fed by the Montreal River near Lake Superior. There is a spectular view from near the parking area and they can be seen at river level, but it involves a steep hike. Page 54 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

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Iron County Waterfalls

KIMBALL FALLS 46.485907 - 90.263706 Take U.S. 2 west of Hurley, turn south on Park Road and west on Town Park Drive. These gently cascading rapids on the west branch of the Montreal River skirt the Kimball Town Park. The park offers picnic and play areas, as well as a nature trail. POTATO RIVER FALLS 46.461142 - 90.53032 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. The falls are a monstrous 90 feet high, located on the Potato River in Gurney. FOSTER FALLS 46.4225 - 90.4587 Head north from Upson on Wisconsin 122 for five miles. Turn west on Sullivan Road for three miles.

SPRING CAMP FALLS 46.347726 - 90.23942 From Hurley, take U.S. 51 south for 4.7 miles and turn right onto County C. Follow that for 1.5 miles. The road turns sharply north, don’t take that. Continue on the gravel road for a mile, turn south and follow Island Lake Road for 3 miles. Turn right, go about 1.3 miles and follow the rustic path signs. 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.

ROUSE FALLS WREN FALLS

46.39781 - 90.50755 Located along the 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 for 1.5 miles. From there, hike up the hill to a primitive campsiite on the north side of the falls. UPSON FALLS

46.371214 - 90.412041 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.

LAKE OF THE FALLS 46.150491 - 90.151973 Travel northwest from Mercer on U.S. 51 for 1.4 miles, turn west on County FF and proceed to the picnic area about five miles. It’s on the left. It is 10 feet high and on the Turtle River.

ROUSE FALLS

46.370681 - 90.479515 Head west from Upson 2.5 miles on Wisconsin 77, turn right on Casey Sag Road for 1 mile. Hike .75 mile on the rustic trail.

SHAY’S DAM FALLS 46.236429 - 89.994581 Travel east from Mercer on County J, turn north on Beaver Lodge Circle, go 3.6 miles to Fisher Lake Road, turn east and go 1.2 miles. Watch for the sign. These are 15 feet high. GILE FALLS

46.43074 - 90.22715 Turn south off Wisconsin 77 onto Kokogan Street and then right onto Mellon Street.

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Other area waterfalls Ontonagon County

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46.651498 - 89.15161 Take U.S. 45 north of Bruce Crossing for 8 miles. Parking lot is on the right. It is a 1.3-mile hike on an improved trail. Located on the Baltimore River, these 25-feet high falls are worth the long hike. One of the only few plunge falls in Michigan, daredevils can actually go behind the falls in the summer but must be careful. AGATE FALLS

46.48083-89.09083 Take M-28 east of Bruce Crossing for 6.5 miles. There’s a park on the south side of the highway. These 30-feet high falls are part of the middle branch of the Ontonagon River and considered among the most beautiful in Michigan. There is an observation deck, but the view is better from below the falls, which requires a difficult walk down a fisherman’s trail. BOND FALLS

46.40889 - 89.13278 Take U.S. 45 south of Bruce Crossing and head east on Bond Falls Road. The 50-foot falls are fed by the middle branch of the Ontonagon River and Bond Flowage. Bond Falls are more than 100 feet wide. These are very easy to access.

Gogebic County

GABBRO (BAKERS) FALLS 46.50222 - 89.9921 Head north on Blackjack Road from U.S. 2 for about 1.6 miles, then take a left after a wooden covered bridge. Stay left for about 1/2 mile and find the falls to the east. The 40-feet high falls are located on the Black River near Ramsay.

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SUNDAY LAKE FALLS 46.29236 - 89.55907 This waterfall is off M-28 just east of Wakefield. YONDOTA FALLS

46.4302 - 89.68408 From Bessemer, travel east on U.S. 2 approximately 19 miles to County Road 523, turn left onto 523 and travel approximately 3 ¼ miles to Yondota Falls. The trailhead is on the north side of the Presque Isle River Bridge. It is a series of falls.

KAKABIKA FALLS 46.20267 - 89.27119 Heading east on U.S. 2 from

GABBRO (BAKERS) FALLS

Marenisco, turn north onto County Road 527. Just before the road crosses the West Branch of the Ontonagon River, there is a turnoff and sign to the left. It’s an easy trail that leads to a series of S turns as the river drops.

POWDERHORN FALLS 46.30364 - 90.04913 Turn north onto Powderhorn Road off U.S. 2 before getting to Bessemer. Just before the road curves hard to the left, there is a parking spot on the right. It’s a short hike to the top of an outcropping. Climbing down further requires caution. These are part of Powder Mill Creek. as it makes its way to the Black River.


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Golf courses

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 (715-561-2227) 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. Watersmeetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lakes, Wis., and the Mellen Country Club.



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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. Immanuel Lutheran (Missouri). Little Girl’s Point, Saturday worship, 2 p.m. Jehovah’s Witnesses. 1112 Superior St. Sunday, public talk, 9:30 a.m., Watchtower study, 10:30 a.m. Lighthouse Faith Center. 930 Cloverland Drive; Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 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. 108 S. Marquette St. Saturday confession, 11 a.m. to noon; Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8 and 11 a.m. 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. Worship, 11 a.m., followed by brunch. Sunday School, 10 a.m., first and third Sundays. St. Simon Eastern Orthodox. 226 E. Harding. Sunday, liturgy, 10 a.m. 906-932-0674. Salem Lutheran (ELCA). 333 E. Aurora St. Services first and third Sundays of the month, 9 a.m. O

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Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal. 336 E. Aurora. Sunday, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). E5104 Margaret St., Sunday worship, 9 a.m. Wesley United Methodist. 500 E. McLeod. Sunday, adult Bible study, 9 a.m., service, 10 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. 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, 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday, 9 a.m.; Bible studies, Sunday, 6 p.m. and Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. 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). E8223 Sanders Road. Sunday, worship, 10:30 a.m.; Bible studies, Wednesday, 6:30 pm. and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. 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. Mass 4 p.m. Saturday United Methodist. Sunday worship, noon. Communion, first Sunday. 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, 1 p.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.


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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.; 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. 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, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6 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: Mass, 12 p.m. (noon) Community United Methodist. Sunday, worship, 8:45 a.m., youth group, 5 p.m.; Monday, Kids Club, after school.

WISCONSIN

HURLEY First Presbyterian. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship, Sunday school and nursery. Havenwood Baptist. 501 Copper St. Prayer, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m., services, 11 a.m., lunch and afternoon service following. Range Community Bible. Sunday school, 9 and 10:45 a.m.; worship, 9 and 10:45 a.m. S

Salem & Zion Lutheran Churches Salem - 1st & 3rd Sundays at 9am 333 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI

Zion - 2nd & 4th Sundays at 9am

Praise Service Saturday at 5pm 100 W. Midland St., Ironwood, MI

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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 hopelcms@alphacomm.net 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.

Fr. Frank Kordek, OFM

All Are Welcome - Worship With Us: Monday - 8am Communion Tuesday - 5:30pm Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. - 8am Mass

Saturday - 4pm Vigil Mass Sunday - 7am & 11am Mass Sunday - 8:45am Saxon, WI

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

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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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Local Eats Restaurant Guide

s t a y P Sho s ’ e p Jo

since 1946

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 •Bacon Cheeseburger We’d also like to note that we do not serve gravy with our pasties. We recommend good old-fashioned ketchup. Mmmm! Ask about our

Specialty Pasties

FRESH Pie Daily - $3.50

per slice

•Strawberry Rhubarb •Cherry •Lemon •Pumpkin •Raspberry •Cheesecake Coffee & Pie $4.25

Any pie with purchase of a pasty $2.75

Hours: Monday-Saturday 8-5:30pm, Sunday Closed

906-932-4412

116 W. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI

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Celebrating 48 years in business! Thanks for Your Patronage! See us for all your Fresh: • Breads • Rolls • Pastries • Pasties • • Cookies • Pies • Cupcakes • HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm; Sat. 7am-5pm; Closed Sunday 110 S. Suffolk St. Downtown Ironwood

906-932-3810

(906) 827-3665 HOMEMADE SOUPS & PIES FAMOUS BREAKFAST SKILLETS & OMELETS FRIDAY FISH FRYS

Rigoni’s Inn Tavern & Restaurant

~ DAILY SPECIALS WITH HOMEMADE SOUPS ~ WEDNESDAY – Pasta Buffet, 4-8pm FRIDAY – Fish Fry, 11am-8pm SATURDAY – Pizza & Caesar Buffet, 4-8pm

U.S. Highway 45 South - P.O. Box 258 Bruce Crossing, Michigan 49912

925 E. Ayer, Ironwood, MI • 906-932-4601 • Take Out Available

Home of the famous silk panties shots!

Joany’s

Sidekicks

Family Restaurant

Hwy. 77, Iron Belt, WI (7 short miles W. Hurley) 715-561-5515

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK - SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

~DAILY SPECIALS~ Homemade Soups, Pasties & Specialty Sandwiches Pressure Fried Chicken - Homemade Italian Pastas & Pizzas S

Fri. Night - Haddock, Perch, Blue Gill & Shrimp Sat. Night - Roasted Prime Rib in 3 sizes & Baby Back Ribs

Full Homemade Soup & Salad Bar, Sides & Fresh Italian bread with all Specials & Dinners

• 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.mikesironwood.com

106 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, MI

“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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Call 715-561-5500 for Reservations!

906-932-0555


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e Welcom to Marenisco Township, with a land and water area of approximately 330 square miles, is located in Gogebic County in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is the second largest township in the state of Michigan. Large tracts of land within the township are located in the Ottawa National Forest and in Commercial Forest Reserve and allows public access to well over a hundred thousand acres of these resources.

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

314 Hall St., Marenisco

906-787-2463

N11071 East Shore Rd., Marenisco, MI 49947 www.RootCellarResort.com

YFZ®450R

32170 Emily Lake Rd., Toivola, MI

info@kruppsresortmi.com

Merritt’s Travel Center Gas, Diesel, Auto Repair, Convenience

Glen and Rachel Merritt Owners/Operators

1364 Thirteenth St PO Box 25 Mass City, MI 49948

(906) 883-3537 or (906) 883-3763 Find us on Facebook

WOLVERINE®X4 R-SPEC SE

PAT'S AUTO & SPORTS CENTER 10612 HWY M-38 GREENLAND MI, 49929 906-883-3536 www.patsmotorsports.com

1 Offer available on approved purchases of new 2017-2020 Yamaha Motorcycles, Scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides made on the Yamaha Credit Card issued by WebBank, member FDIC. Subject to credit approval as determined by WebBank. Offer valid 3/1/20 through 6/30/20. Available to cardholders of the WebBank Yamaha Card. Account must be open and current to be eligible for this offer. Promotional 2.99%, 5.99%, 9.99% or 16.99% APR with Minimum Payments of 2.92%, 3.05%, 3.24% or 3.57% respectively of the purchase price balance, based on your creditworthiness, are effective until the purchase is paid in full. Minimum Interest Charge $2 per month. Standard APR 15.99%-23.99%. †Customer Cash good on select models through 6/30/20. Offer good only in the U.S., excluding the state of Hawaii. Dealer remains responsible for complying with all local and state advertising regulations and laws. Professional riders on a closed course. Read the Owner’s Manual and the product warning labels before operation. Some models shown with optional accessories. Specifications subject to change. ATV Riders: Model shown is recommended only for use by experienced riders age 16 years and older. Yamaha recommends an approved training course. See your dealer or call 1-800-887-2887. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. Side-by-Side Riders: Always wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. ©2020 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved. • YamahaMotorsports.com

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NEW RS E OWN

RESTAURANT

SERVING BREAKFAST DAILY FRIDAY FISH FRY DAILY DAILYSPECIALS SPECIAL

JANE CARLSON-BALLONE

Michigan/Wisconsin REALTOR Main: (906) 285-2082 Office: (906) 932-5406 Fax: (906) 932-3303 Email: janeballone@alphacomm.net 527 N. Lake Street, Ironwood, MI 49938 upnorthproperty.com

Summer Hours Open until 10PM EST

Motel & S led ebic g o Re G e nt k a a

205 Ash St., Bergland, MI

906-575-3581

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Motel & Sled SPECIALS on rooms and sleds

HOURS: OPEN DAILY 7AM-9PM EST

Located right in Bergland, MI on Highway M-28

Fishing • Hunting • Skiing • Snowmobiling Direct access to Snowmobile and ORV Trails

NEW OWNER: Casey Yesney

Reservations: 906-575-3262

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

Come experience the only wood-fired BBQ in the area! FULL BAR TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

LUNCH DINNER

Hoop N’ Holler Tavern “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 FURTHEST WEST BAR IN EASTERN TIME ZONE Your Hosts: George & Carolyn Maves Merriweather, MI 49949 • (906) 575-5555 Page 64 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

Highway M-28 • Bergland, MI • 906-365-5BBQ Please See Facebook For Seasonal Hours

Relax On Beautiful Lake Gogebic Phone: (906) 575-3542 BAIT & TACKLE STORE

Open 8am EST Call for earlier or later times

• Deluxe Fishing Boat & Pontoon Rentals • Walleye Guide Service • Ice & Firewood • Pets Welcome

Open Year Round • Fishing • Hunting Trails • Hiking • ATV Wheeling • Waterfalls & much more

34275 Hwy 28, Bergland, MI 49910 email: fishhuntstay@thetimbersresort.com www.thetimbersresort.com

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Travel Guide for the Northwoods. Covering the Gogebic Range of Northern WI and the Western U.P.

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Travel Guide for the Northwoods. Covering the Gogebic Range of Northern WI and the Western U.P.

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