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Summer Fun

2016 Travel Guide for The Northwoods


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2nd Street Bistro 906Boom A&A Hardware Abelman Clothing and Footwear ABR Trails America’s Best Value Inn AmericInn Silver City Antonio’s Restaurant Arbor Vitae Homes Around the Corner Pub Aspirus Grand View Aunt Esther’s Attic Backstreet Cycle Bad River Lodge & Casino Badger Motel Barber Road Stables Ben Franklin Bessemer Chamber-Trading Post Bessemer Historical Society Big Valley Ford Borseth Properties/Insurance Branding Iron Steak House and Pub Buddies Burgers Burger’s Bar and Grill C & M Oil/U.S. 2 Service Center Char’s Café Chequamegon Bay Golf Course Chequamegon Food Co-op Christ Lutheran Parish Citizen State Bank Cloverland Motor Sports, Inc. Copper Peak Adventure Ride Creative Spirits Rubber Stamping & More Days Inn Domitrovich Realty/Insurance Downtown Art Place Episcopal Church of Transfiguration Eunica’s Beaver Lodge Fabric Patch Gateway Lodge Giovanoni’s True Value Gogebic Community College Gogebic County Fair

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Gogebic/Iron County Airport Golden Dragon Golden Karat Jewelers Gooche’s A-1 Bar and Grill Great Northern Motel/ Wolf’s Den Restaurant Haven North Condos Headwaters Polaris Heart of the North Hegg Plumbing Heritage Christian Book Store Hillestad Daily Vitamins Hitt’s Fine Furniture Hobby Wheel Holiday Acres Home Expressions Hoop N’ Hollar Tavern Iron County Community Credit Union Ironwood Theatre Joe’s Pasty Shop JW’s BBQ & Brew Keenagers Kenny Lee Konteka Black Bear Resort Koski Collision and Custom Center Lac Vieux Desert Casino Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce Lake Gogebic Motel Lake Gogebic Outpost Lake of the Torches Resort and Casino Lake Tomahawk Meat Market Leather and Gift Shop Legendary Waters Casino Leisure City Liberty Bell Chalet Link’s Smokehouse Restaurant Little Finland Gift Shop LuLa Roe/Revival Ma’s Place Michigan State Police Wakefield Post 86 Mike’s Family Restaurant

DINING GUIDE

This visitors and dining guide is published annually by the Daily Globe Inc. Writing and Photography: Ralph Ansami, Larry Holcombe, Richard Jenkins, Jason Juno, Isabelle Kleinschmidt, Justin Libertoski, Tom Stankard and Jan Tucker

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 Manager, hofstad@yourdailyglobe.com

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Molly Cooper’s Bar and Restaurant Moore’s Army/Navy Store New England Store Northwood’s Accents Olde Suffolk Ale House Olkies Bar Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church P.I. Pub P.I. Yacht Club The Pines Plunkett’s Pest Control Plutchak Brothers Car Quest Porcupine Lodge Quality Inn of Ashland The Real Estate Store/ Z’s Place Gallery ReMax Action North Realty Retreat Bar Rigoni’s Bakery RJ Hoeft Construction Co., Inc. The Root Cellar Sharon’s Coffee Company Sidekicks Silver Properties Sixth Street Market Skyview Lodge St. Mary’s of the Seven Dolors State Bank of Ewen Steiger’s Ace Hardware Stempihar, Inc. Stormy Kromer Mercantile Sunday Lake Supermarket Sylvania Outfitters Tacconelli’s Timber’s Resort Timberline Sports Twilly’s Sports Bar Uptown Café Wakefield Chamber of Commerce Watersmeet Trout Hatchery and Fish Farm Wesley United Methodist Church Whitecap Skye Golf Your Place Rental

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Lake Superior and the sky above glow in a late May sunset near Saxon Harbor, Wis. There are many beautiful spots along the lake to camp, picnic or just sit a spell.


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BESSEMER 4TH

The 28th annual Bessemer Blast will be held from Monday, June 27, to Monday, July 4. A 50/50 raffle, a poker run and a geocache dash begin June 27. That evening, the seventh annual Tree of Honor lighting is set for 7 p.m. in the Pocket Park along Sophie Street. On Tuesday, June 28, the Bessemer Veterans of Foreign Wars will serve hamburgers and fries from 3 to 7 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Fat Tire Bike Tour will start at Bluff Valley Park. Meanwhile, bingo at city hall will take place at 6 p.m. New this year, on Wednesday, June 29, Letters from Home will play at 6 p.m. in the city hall auditorium. Letters from Home is a musical group with a Page 6 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

mission to honor veterans, active military and their families through the music and spirit of the 1940s. On Sophie Street, people can participate in outdoor giant-size beer pong at 7 p.m on Sophie Street. Meanwhile, there will also be a bean bag toss and an outdoor electric dart tournament at 7 p.m. Also, Marty’s Goldenaires will also be practicing at 7 p.m. along Sophie Street. Thursday, June 30, offers a polka dance with Hank Thunander at the Bessemer VFW from 3 to 7 p.m. The American Legion Post 27 will serve spaghetti for dinner beginning at 4 to 7 p.m. Then, a disk jockey will offer music from 8 to 11 p.m. on Sophie Street.

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On Friday, July 1, at noon, people can take helicopter rides from an open field east of town on U.S. 2. Domestic Violence Escape will hold a bingo game at 2 p.m. in the city hall auditorium. There will also be more outdoor bean bag toss, electric dart and giantsize beer pong games on Sophie Street starting at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., there will be a “1/2 New Year’s Party +1 Day” at Pit Stop Bar and Grill. Saturday, July 2, begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 28th annual Hometown Walk/Run and the seventh annual Tot Trot beginning at city hall. At 10 a.m., the little ones can play kids games and go on pony rides. There will be a salad Continued on page 7


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luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sharon Lutheran Church on Sellar Street. Mud runs start a 1 p.m. at the pit on North Moore Street. Back downtown, there will be the Children’s Freedom Relay from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the third annual chalk drawing competition takes place from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and then music starts playing for the sixth annual outdoor children’s dance at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, the fifth annual outdoor War tournament starts at 7 p.m. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. along Sophie Street will be the fifth annual water balloon toss. Sunday, July 3, tips off at 9 a.m. with the second annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament. At 4 p.m., grab some grub at the Bessemer Lions Club Chicken Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. at the St. Sebastian gym on Iron Street. Kids street bowling begins on Sophie Street at 5 p.m. After that, the Bessemer High School band will perform on the street at 6 p.m. Then, the 28th annual Simon Says starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 13th annual Derrick Brown Memorial Sling Shot Water Balloon Launch at 7 p.m., followed by the street dance at 9 p.m. Festivities on Monday, July 4, begin at 6 a.m. with Pancho’s Memorial Salute on Massie Field. Helicopter rides begin again at 10 a.m. and the children’s parade commences at 1:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., the Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department will host an open house and the geocache dash also ends at this time. Prior to the parade, the Bessemer High School band marches the parade route at 6 p.m., followed by a Memory Lane Cruise along the parade route by classic cars. Bessemer’s Giant Fourth of July Parade begins 7 p.m. and the 50/50 raffle closes. Following the parade, all events for the remainder of the evening are at Massie Field, including the Marty’s Goldenaires concert and the Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display.

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MEMORIAL DAY ATV RALLY

For the 31st year, Iron County will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the annual ATV/UTV Weekend Rally, Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 30. Friday’s big parade begins early with events for riders and spectators at the parade line up site located approximately 2 miles west of Hurley on Trail 77. Starting at noon, participants can stop by the Hurley Chamber of Commerce’s event tent and pick up their poker run information, purchase 50/50 tickets and find out Page 8 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

general information on the weekend of events. Vendors will be located at the line- up site, with gear and food/ beverages available for purchase. An obstacle course for ATVs and UTVs will be part of the activities. Live music featuring Outlaw’d will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until the parade starts at 7 p.m. Participants can enter the selfie contest for a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to a Milwaukee Brewers game.

Sunday brings the Infamous mud pit. The Hurley Fire Department invites participants to challenge themselves to the pit. Registration begins at noon with racing to start at 1 p.m. Food, beverages, DJ music and raffles available throughout the afternoon. Everyone is welcome. For more information on this year’s Memorial Day Rally, contact the Hurley Chamber of Commerce at 715-561-4334 or visit hurleywi.com.


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MAN IN THE MIRROR: A TRIBUTE TO THE KING OF POP

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KING OF THE CAGE JULY 30

THE BEACH BOYS AUGUST 13 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 downtown Ironwood welcoming visitors. The chamber is helping to raise $25,000 to restore the statue, including painting and structural work. Officials also hope to improve signage. For more information, visit ironwoodchamber.org.

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FESTIVAL IRONWOOD

Festival Ironwood, a four-day gathering of reunions set around entertainment and displays at Depot Park, returns to Ironwood July 13-16. Held every year at Depot Park, thousands of people gather to enjoy the food, crafts, music, car shows and a good time. In addition to a wide range of musical entertainment, the festival features games for the kiddies and adults alike. The World’s Largest Duck Pick is an annual event. Crafts shows, volleyball, pool, poker, a teen dance and antique autos from the Klassic Kruisers show are other Page 10 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

events that take place at Depot Park, but not all of the activities take place there. The Festival Ironwood Walk, Run & Roll 5-mile and 2-mile events are planned for downtown Ironwood on Saturday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. The Miners Memorial Heritage Park, Downtown Art Place and churches also schedule events to coordinate with a weekend that many former Ironwood residents mark on their calendars for a visit. For more information, visit the Festival Ironwood Facebook site.


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• Lawn Equipment • Sporting Goods Department Through the Sylvania Area and on the Ontonagon River Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Outfitting & Supplies • Area and Lake Maps E23423 Hwy. 2 West (1 mile), Watersmeet, MI 49969 Ph. 906-358-4766 Wakefield Chamber 1.8 SF_Layout 1 4/27/16 9:02 AM Page 1 sylvaniaoutfitters.com

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Heritage Center Open Memorial Day to Labor Day Friday and Saturday 1pm-4pm Extended days and times during the 4th of July and Pumpkin Fest 403 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, MI 49911

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IRON COUNTY FAIR

The Iron County Fair in Saxon, Wis., returns for its 89th edition Aug. 4-7. Billed as a “good old county fair,” there are activities and exhibits for all ages, from carnival rides and a mud run to a pie auction Sunday afternoon. The fair will again be a part of the Iron County Heritage Festival, which packages many events under one umbrella in late July and August. The fair has returned to its roots and that is reflected in an antique tractor Page 12 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

show that is a highlight of Sunday’s event. The Red Clay Classic Mud Run on Saturday afternoon draws competitors from throughout northern Wisconsin and the Sunday old-fashioned horse pulling contest is a priority for many fair-goers. A livestock auction, 4-H horse shows and plenty of musical entertainment are offered. This year’s fair will also feature a

rodeo, held in the fair’s horse arena Saturday afternoon. Fair organizers are also offering half-price admission Friday night only, beginning at 5 p.m. Food booths and refreshments are also available. 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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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and Frozen Custard Open Noon-8:30

CLOSED TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS IN MAY and WEDNESDAYS thru LABOR DAY

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AUNT ESTHER’S ATTIC

Come visit the coolest attic on the planet We are the northwoods only unique boutique! We offer an eclectic collection of scarves, hats, jewelry, clothing, local art, soaps, gifts ~ all boho chic! YOUR TREASURE IS WAITING ...

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(715) 476-3562 Full Menu from Burgers and Sandwiches to Steaks plus Specialty Nights TUESDAY – It’s Italian Night with assorted Italian dishes and pasta’s WEDNESDAY – Baby Back Rib & BBQ Specials night FRIDAY – It’s a Fish Fry Extravaganza all day SATURDAY – Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Steak and Seafood Specials SUNDAY – It’s Pizza & Wing Specials all day

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GOGEBIC COUNTY FAIR

The Gogebic County Fair’s 95th annual celebration is scheduled for Aug. 25-28. That’s about two weeks later than normal. Organizers of the fair are working on booking entertainment and more information us available at gogebiccountyfair.com, or by calling 906-663-4045. Page 14 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

The fairgrounds are off Cloverland Drive on the west end of the city. For 2016, a season’s pass will cost $30, or attendees may pay the single day rates of $12, except for Thursday, when the cost will be $10. Passes obtained at the gate allow fair-goers to all of the entertainment acts for free and also free carnival rides.

Each year, the fair board works hard to find new and exciting entertainment, while also keeping long-time traditions, like harness racing, and other popular events on the schedule. A large and dedicated group of volunteers continues to make the annual fair a success and people interesting in helping out may complete a form on the fair’s website.


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COPPER PEAK ADVENTURE RIDE

Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride provides a unique experience. 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 what it takes physically and mentally to strap on a pair of eight-foot skis, accelerate to 65 mph down the 469foot in-run and, with a leap of faith, soar more than 600 feet down to the bottom of the hill. The view from atop Copper Peak is untainted by development. On a clear day it is possible to see 85 miles across Lake Superior to northern Minnesota near the Canadian border. Observe historic landmarks ad the Apostle Islands (40 Page 16 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

miles to the northwest), Isle Royale (80 miles north-northeast), the Porcupine Wilderness State Park (25 miles northeast), the Gogebic-Penokee Range (to the south) and downhill ski area. Fall color, as viewed from Copper Peak, can contend with any place in the world. It usually peaks around the last week in September and/or the first week in October, when the chairlift is most often ridden. 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 mid-June to Labor Day. For more information visit the website at copperpeak.org.


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• Chair Lift Rides • Elevator Rides • Gift Shop • Majestic Vistas Weekends only, Memorial Day weekend to mid-June Wednesday - Sunday from mid-June to mid-October See website for times and admission prices. Visit www.copperpeak.com or call 906.932.3500 for details.

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FESTIVALE ITALIANO

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Festivale Italiano is set for Saturday, Sept. 3 on Silver Street in downtown Hurley and features plenty of good food and musical entertainment. During the day a craft fair and flea market are scheduled as well as a performance by Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps and other live music, including the winner of the Silver Street Music Festival that will be held during the Paavo Nurmi Marathon. The event features food booths, kids’ games, the popular 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a spaghetti-eating contest and demonstrations by the Hurley Fire Department. The festival is based on Hurley’s rich Italian heritage. For more information, call the Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-561-4334 or check out their website at hurleywi.com.


BLACK RIVER HARBOR

Located on Lake Superior 15 miles north of Bessemer is Black River Harbor and Recreation Area. The area is the only Great Lakes harbor run by the U.S. Forest Service. It has many scenic hiking trails that lead nature lovers from the harbor, near the lake or through hardwood forests. Explore the area to see any of five waterfalls, or just lounge around on its sandy beaches. There is also a picnic area, several dock-side picnic

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tables, a playground and pavilion to enjoy. A campground with a dump station, fresh water and 40 campsites, offers a spectacular view from a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. The area also has a bridge that extends over the Black River, which contains fish migrating from the lake. There are also dozens of fishing boats at the harbor and charter services available to chase down trophy salmon or troll for trout.

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PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Porcupine Mountain Music Festival in 2015 drew 1,400 music lovers to the only such festival held in the Porcupine Mountain State Wilderness Park, just west of Ontonagon. The festival grows each year and festival supporters hope to break the 1,500 mark this year. The event is planned for Aug. 26-28 when about 25 acts from all over the country perform on two outdoor stages and one indoor Busking Barn stage. Sheryl Sundberg, festival chairman, said over 100 volunteers yearly work the festival. Duties include ticket Page 22 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

taking,  parking, first aid, transportation, artist hospitality, stage management and security. “Last year, the Boy Scouts did recycling and it kept the area clean and earned the Scouts some money from can returns,” she said. The  music festival committee is still in the process of selecting more music groups but has announced the headliners for the first two nights. Friday night’s headline group will be Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band from Brown County, Indiana. On Saturday, it will be Papa Mali, a New Orleansbased band.

Back-to-back music Friday and Saturday begins at 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food concessions will be available throughout the weekend at the ski chalet. Sundberg said golf carts carry patrons back and forth to the various stages. Tickets are discounted until May 31 when they go on the regular price of $90 for three days and $35 for single days. She added that there are also discounts for adults 60 years and over, and discounts for teens and younger. For more information, call 906-2311589.


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WAKEFIELD 4TH OF JULY

Wakefield is well-known for its Fourth of July celebration, which is just part of a summer full of fun activities. The Wakefield Fireworks Committee has planned the annual Picnic in the Park for Sunday, July 3, at noon Eddy Park followed by the “Lightning on the Lake” fireworks display on Sunday Page 24 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

Lake at dusk. The 38th annual Sunday Lake Run kicks off on the Fourth of July at 8 a.m. Runners take one 2.8-mile lap around the lake. Later, the big Fourth of July parade passes through the downtown — first the kids at noon and then the big show at 1 p.m., including Marty’s Golde-

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MINERS TRAIL

Miners Memorial Heritage Park is dedicated to the many folks who spent countless hours working underground within the mining areas of Ironwood. The creation of these mines resulted in the establishment of Ironwood in the latter 19th century, with the last iron ore mine closing in 1966. The park and trail offer fourseason exercise and recreational venues for all to enjoy through its 2.6 miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, or snowshoeing and skiing in the winter months. The trail winds through 167 acres of rustic area in the center of the city that were former iron

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ore mining locations, known locally as the caves area. The park is owned by the city of Ironwood and managed by Friends of the Miners Memorial Park, which was created to promote, maintain and improve the park. The Ironwood City Commission established the park in July 2010 at the request of FMMHP. Hikes are often hosted during the spring and summer beginning at Lorenson Field on Ayer Street in Ironwood. Several workbees are also mustered to continue trail improvements. For more information, visit fmmhp.com.


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CAMPING

The Gogebic Range is home to many camping destinations. The Ottawa National Forest provides a variety of camping opportunities, including campground camping, wilderness camping and dispersed camping. There are 22 campgrounds within the Ottawa National Forest, which offer a wide spectrum of camping experiences. All are accessible by road and most service both tent and trailer campers. Most are located near lakes or streams and offer some fishing opportunities. Some campgrounds include picnic tables, tent pads, fire grates and toilet facilities. Some have drinking water and can accommodate campers between 45-60 feet in length. In Ironwood, Curry Park campground located on U.S 2 with easy access to restaurants and shopping area. The area offers RV parking and tenting and is located next to the Gogebic County Fairgrounds. In Wakefield, Sunday Lake is a popular spot for swimming, picnics and camping. Eddy Park Campground is opened from Memorial Day weekend to the end of September. Eddy Park has two pavilions available to rent for your next gathering. On the west side of Lake Gogebic, Lake Gogebic State Park offers over a mile of lake frontage with 127 campsites and 200 picnic sites. There is drinking water, a sandy beach boat launch, fishing, flush toilets, a shower building, a sanitation station, electric hook-ups, a playground, a picnic shelter and a hiking interpretive trail. In Iron County, the Iron County Forestry Department operates Saxon Harbor campground and marina, Lake of the Falls campground, Schomberg Park campground and Weber Lake campground. Camping is allowed anywhere on the County Forest for up to two weeks, including established rustic campsites at Potato River Falls, Wren Falls, Foster Falls, Shay’s Dam and Spider Lake. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage Scenic Wilderness Waters Area is a nature lover’s vacation destination. There are 195 islands and six boat Page 28 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

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, crosscountry 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 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. Find all of these attractions and much more just a short distance from

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ONTONAGON COUNTY FAIR

Cheesecake, horses, crafts, kids and antique engines all combine to make the Ontonagon County Fair a treat for all segments of the population in Ontonagon County, July 30-31. The fair is held at Adventure Mountain in Greenland and begins for the public on Saturday, July 30, with a lumberjack breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast is sponsored by the Michigan/Wisconsin Antique Power Association. Races will have a chance to stretch their legs at the Aspirus one-mile and

5K run which begins at 9 a.m. with registration starting one hour earlier at 8 a.m. Throughout the day the antique engine display is available,  along with an exhibit building of crafts, children’s games, bounce houses, venders and food concessions. A mock 4-H rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Early exhibit registration is available Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30. This year exhibits of ducks and chickens  return along with livestock. Youth and adults will vie for the best

of show in animals and craft items. Saturday events include: 9 a.m. exhibit building opens, 10 a.m.  livestock, rabbit and dog  agility judging,  noon, cheesecake judging, and king of the chair saw competition Sunday  begins with a continental breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration for the horse show games starts at 9 a.m., with the show at 10. The exhibit building opens at 10. There will be a petting zoo and the awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Exhibits will be released from 4 to 6 p.m.

ONTONAGON COUNTY LABOR FESTIVAL

The Ontonagon Labor Festival Committee is already making plans for the annual event which draws thousands of people to the Ontonagon area for four days of activities. The 60th annual celebration will be held Sept. 2-5. The first event was held in 1957. This year’s  celebration kicks off with a free community picnic and includes dances, auto show, sales on the streets, parades, rock skipping and lip sync contests. The committee hopes to bring a carnival to the area this year and other new features are being looked at for the 60th celebration. The highlight of the four days is the Festival Parade on Sunday, Sept. 4. In addition to prize winning floats, the parade features more bands than any other in the U.P. Last year seven bands paraded down River Street for the 2 p.m. parade. More information on the event, contact co-chairmen Jan Tucker or Bill Chabot. Page 30 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide


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LITTLE GIRL’S POINT

Campers and single-day visitors alike find a lot to enjoy at the Little Girl’s Point campgrounds on the shores of Lake Superior. There are around 31 recreational vehicle sites and 31 tent sites at the Gogebic County Park on County Road 505, about 18 miles north of Ironwood and 11 miles from the U.S. 2 intersection at Saxon, Wis. The campgrounds opens in May and closes around the end of September. There are daily, and monthly rates for camping.

There are restrooms and there’s a boat ramp at Oman’s Creek. Swimming the cool waters of Lake Superior and agate picking are two favorite summer activities for all ages. Saturday afternoon services are held at the nearby Immanuel Lutheran Church. Little Girl’s Point is named for the story of a lost girl. Legend has it that a a party of hunters was returning from a trip, rounding the point of land now known

LAKE GOGEBIC

Year round enjoyment can be found on Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in Michigan at 13,380 acres. Located in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, the lake is surrounded by many choices for scenic hiking, waterfalls, forests and wildlife. The Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Bam Bam Memorial Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament June 4 at Gogebic Lodge. The lake is home not only to walleye, but perch, whitefish, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Kayaking is relatively new to Lake Gogebic, with several Page 32 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

as Little Girl’s Point, when thought they saw the form of a girl among the trees, dressed in green. The hunters, thinking it was some girl who had become lost, beached their canoes, but on climbing the steep shore, only caught one or two glimpses of the green girl, who glided further back among the stately pines, and vanished. For more information on the park and fees, contact the Gogebic County Forestry and Parks Department website or call 906-663-4428.

bays and streams around the lake. For a listing of local summer events in the area, call the chamber at 888-464-3242 or visit lakegogebicarea.com. Many lodging and camping options are available, including camping at Lake Gogebic State Park, 906-842-3341; Gogebic County Park, 906-663-4517; Bergland Township Park, 906-575-8733; and Ontonagon County Park, 906-8844255. For those who don’t want to rough it, other lodging options include cabin rentals, motels and resorts. For more information on those, call the chamber.


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IRON COUNTY HERITAGE FESTIVAL

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. The Iron County Heritage Festival kicks of July 24 with Little Finland’s Viola Turpeinen Dance. The popular Hurley Quarterback Club’s Scramble and Golf Tournament at Eagle Bluff, featuring 75 two-person team on Friday, July 29. Also on Friday, the Iron County Historical Society has its Heritage Day open house. Saturday is a big day for the festival which includes a parade down Silver Street, the Education Foundation open house and brunch and Distinguished Alumni and Friends award ceremony Page 34 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

followed by the Hurley High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. To enter the 2 p.m. parade, contact the Hurley Chamber office. Also on Saturday there will be a walking tour of Hurley’s tavern district. Prior to the parade, there will be the annual Hurley High School All Class Reunion at 9:30 a.m. at the Hurley K12 School. The reunion will included a induction ceremony for distinguished Hurley alumni and a continental breakfast. School tours will also be available. July 29-31, the Range Art Association will hold its annual art show at the Iron County Memorial Building in Hurley. Another part of the festival is the annual Loon Day celebration in Mercer on

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rarely open to the public. Mercer will also be the site of the Woods ‘n Blooms Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be available at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce. There will be demonstrations and artwork for sale at every location, and maps for the event will be available at the Mercer Chamber and Odanata Art Studio. For more information, visit northwoodsarttour.com. The annual Iron County Fair takes place in Saxon Aug. 4-7. The festival then ends with the annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon on Saturday Aug. 13. That Friday evening at the Hurley k-12 be held at the Iron County Farmers Gile at 8 a.m. Medals for the first place School will be registration/packet pickMarket on U.S. 51 from 10 a.m. to 2 finishers of each division and age up from 3 to 7 p.m. Also that evening p.m. will be the kids run at 5:30 p.m. and the group will receive a medal made by Aug. 13 is also the day of the students from the Northwoods Manu5k Color Run at 6 p.m. The torch lightfacturing student-run business at the Springstead Corn Roast from noon to 6 ing ceremony will be held in downtown p.m. at the Springstead Town Hall and Hurley High School. Hurley at the start of the Iron Horse Turtle Flambeau Flowage Pig Roast. The festival continues following the Trailhead. Music starts at 7 p.m. with For more information, including a race with the post-Paavo party starting the lighting at 8 p.m. complete list of events, contact the Iron on Silver Street at 11 a.m. Races start Saturday morning with County Development Zone at 715-561The Summer Sisu celebration — the relays and full marathon in Upson Lake Supermarket SF_SundayLake page 4/27/16 4:42 PM Page Gogebic Fair 1.4will SF2016_Layout 2922. 1 4/27/16 11:09 AM Page 1 Heritage Days celebration atSunday 7:30 a.m. and the half1.4marathon in 1/4Finnish

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ABUNDANT 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 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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woods. Officials from area chambers of commerce, the Ottawa National Forest and Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park can provide maps and more information.

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. 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

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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 Wisconsin-Michigan border. Continue another 1/2 mile, then turn left on a gravel road marked by Xcel Energy. Peterson Falls: Located on the east branch of the Montreal River in the Hurley area is Peterson Falls. Take U.S. 2 west from Hurley for .6 mile and turn north on Center Drive. Follow the gravel road east for .3 mile; do not take any side roads. Park at the small turnaround and follow the foot path on the north side of parking area to the east. It’s about a 1/4-mile walk to falls. The larger Interstate Falls are about 1/4-mile down stream to the north.

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MERCER: LOON CAPITAL

Big things are taking place this summer in the Loon Capital of the Northwoods. Throughout the summer, Mercer, Wis., has numerous events planned to keep everyone entertained.

Lupine Junefest/Mercer bird Festival This year, Mercer will host the tenth annual Lupine Junefest at Carow Park on June 11. The event will feature a bike tour of the lupines, and arts.crafts show, classic car show, kid’s activities, music, food, and beverages. For more information, visit lupinejnefest.org This year will also be the second annual Mercer Bird Festival at Carow Park. There will be a variety of bird watching tours, bird banding demonstrations, bird house building, displays and information. Online registration for both events can be found on mercercc.com

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for a Vet race, starting at 7 a.m. in Carow Park, followed by a parade through downtown Mercer at 11 a.m. The festivities resume at the park after the parade where there will be live music, food, beverages, kids games, and what some call one of the best fireworks displays in the Northwoods beginning at dusk. Culpepper Merriweather Circus This year, the Culpepper Merriweather Circus will be coming to Mercer on July 11. The event will be held at Carow Park. There will be shows at 5 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. The circus act will be complete with clowns, circus animals, face painting, and other fun activities. Advanced tickets will available at the chamber beginning in June. Loon Day For 36 years, Mercer has celebrated

Loon Day on the first Wednesday in August. This year the event takes place on Aug. 3 with an art and craft show, live performance by the Lakeland Barber Shop Chorus at 11 a.m. and the famous loon calling contest at 12:30 p.m. This year the party is getting started before Loon Day even begins with a street dance in downtown Mercer the night before. The dance will take place in front of the Heart of the North with live music playing from 7 to 11 p.m.

Can-yak Fishing Tournament The Great Northern Motel will be hosting its second annual a Fishing Tournament and Festival from Sept. 24. The tournament is exculsive to paddlers including canoes and kayaks. There will be live music and fin activities including a build your own canoe or kayak contest. Contact the Mercer Chamber of Commerce for more information.


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SAXON HARBOR

The first week in June will mark the 25th annual Saxon Harbor Spring Classic fishing tournament, where the top trout and salmon will bring in prize money. The tourney is scheduled for June 4-5, with the seventh annual women’s Powderpuff competition set for Friday, June 3. Big and small boat classes will compete both Saturday and Sunday, with around 200 people expected out on the trolling boats. For information on registration, visit the online Saxon Harbor Boating Club site. There are 90 boat slips for seasonal rental and numerous transient slips available at the harbor. Water and electricity are available to boaters, as well pump-out and gasoline facilities. There are also showers and a fish cleaning station building. The Saxon Harbor campground has 32 electrical sites

and 11 tent sites, including five rustic walk-in sites on picturesque Parkers Creek and five lakeside tent sites. All sites have fire pits and picnic tables. There’s a picturesque wood bridge over Oronto Creek that leads to the rustic campsites along Parkers Creek. Sandy swimming beaches are a short walk from the campgrounds. Kids enjoy climbing the the sand banks along the shoreline. Day use parking is allowed for a fee. Seasonal park stickers are also available. Reservations can be made by contacting the Iron County Forestry Department at 715-561-2697 or Saxon Harbor Boating Club at 715-893-2242. Boat slip rates vary, based on both lengths and slip positions. All pets must be leashed at all times and fireworks are not allowed.

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, 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 coldwater months.

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PAAVO NURMI MARATHON

The second Saturday of every August, runners converge on Iron County, Wis. The 48th Paavo Nurmi Marathon, Wisconsin’s oldest marathon, is set for Saturday, Aug. 13. The race offers a rare mid-summer marathon and is well-supported by hundreds of volunteers and spectators along its scenic course. The Paavo starts at 7:30 a.m. in Upson, Wis., and travels through the hills of Iron County to its eventual finish on Silver Street in downtown Hurley. The seventh annual half-marathon Page 44 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

starts in Gile, Wis., at 8 a.m. 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. Ben Schneider of Minneapolis has won 10 straight Paavo Nurmi Marathons. His wife, Candice, won the women’s full-marathon the past five years. Aid stations are available throughout the course. They are staffed by the Paavo’s large volunteer crew that comes back year after year.

Other events include: —Spaghetti feed, Friday, Aug. 12, Hurley K-12 School, 3-7 p.m. —Kids race, Aug. 12, Hurley K-12 School, 5:30 p.m. —Color Run 5K, Aug. 12, Hurley K12 School, 6 p.m. —Torchlighting ceremony, Aug. 12, downtown Hurley, 7 p.m., torch is usually lit around 8:15 p.m. —The Silver Street Music Festival will be held at the finish line area Saturday, Aug. 13. For registration information, visit hurleywi.com/events.


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MUSEUMS OF HISTORY

There are several museums in the area including two in Ironwood, one in Hurley, one in Bessemer, one in Wakefield and another in Ontonagon. These museums 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. Constructed in 1892 as a railway depot, it is over 100 years old. It houses a museum, featuring iron mining displays and other railroad memorabilia, and the Ironwood Historical Society research center. For more information, call 906-932-0287. The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce also has it office in the old depot. The Ironwood Memorial Building houses all of the 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 local men who served during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I. The building is located at the corner of McLeod Avenue and Marquette Street. For more information, call 906-932-5050.

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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, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October. 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 museum hours or more information, call 906-224-1045. 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 906-8846165.


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May 24

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•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Copper Peak Trails, Ironwood.

May 25

•Bergland Historical Museum opens, Bergland. Noon to 4 p.m. EDT, Wednesday through Firday. •Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood.

May 26-30

•31st annual Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally, Iron County, Wis. hurleywi.com or 715561-4334. •Summer Interpretive program schedule begins, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City. 906-885-5275.

May 28

•Opening of bass fishing season, Michigan. •John Jarvi Jr. Memorial Run, 8:30 a.m., downtown Ironwood.

May 31

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Wolverine Trails, Ironwood.

JUNE

Longyear Park, Ironwood. •Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Raven Trails, Woodruff, Wis.

June 8

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Old Suffolk Ale House, Ironwood.

June 11

•Battle at the Bluff, 10 a.m., Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley. 715-561-3552. •Old Victoria opens for summer, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, Rockland. •Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-lake Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., around the lake. 906842-3638. •Container Gardening class at Porkies Folk School with Marilyn Knuteson. porkies.org.

•Gogebic Range Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Longyear Park, Ironwood. •Porcupine Mountains Folk School Summer Solstice Celebration, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City. Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music and more. porkies.org.

June 22

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Pit Stop, Bessemer.

June 24-26

•CopperFest, featuring vendors, tours, ATV and UTV trail rides, fishing contest and more, Ontonagon. ontonagonmi.org.

June 25

June 3-4

•Michigan Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. •Upper Peninsula off-road vehicle trails free riding weekend.

•Iron County Farmers Market Opening Day, 10 a.m. to noon, Hurley. hurleywi.com. •Tour da Lake bicycle tour, around Lake Gogebic. •Porkies Folk School class. Make a copper wrapped beak pendant with Heidi Bukaski. porkies.org.

June 4-5

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Copper Peak Trails, Ironwood.

•Bessemer Blast Fourth of July celebration, daily activities, Bessemer.

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Joanie’s Side Kicks, Iron Belt, Wis.

•4th of July Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Bessemer Park.

June 1

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Don & GG’s, Ironwood. •Porkies Folk School class. Make a greenland paddle with Dave Rasmussen. porkies.org. •Free Fishing Weekend, no license needed, Wisconsin. •Free State Park Entry Weekend, Wisconsin. Free Wheel’n Weekend, no registration needed for ATV trails, Iron County, Wis.

June 4

•My Junk Your Treasure, Hurley city wide garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration forms due June 1. hurleywi.com. •Bam Bam Memorial Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament, Gogebic Lodge, Lake Gogebic.

June 7

•Gogebic Range Band Concert, 7 p.m.,

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June 11-12

June 14 June 15 June 18

•Northern Pole Tavern Snake Hunt, Gile Flowage. 715-561-5116. •Woods and Blooms Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 20 p.m., Mercer Pocket Park, Mercer, Wis. •Mercer, Wis., Town-wide Rummage Sale.

June 21

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Powers Road, Little Girls Point.

June 27-July 4 June 28 June 29

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., Riders Choice.

July 1

JULY

•Ironwood Farmer’s Market Opening Day, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ironwood. ironwoodchamber.org.


OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST

Nearly 1 million acres of the Ottawa National Forest are located in the Upper Peninsula. The forest extends from the south shore of Lake Superior to the Wisconsin border. The forest boasts a spectacular view of rolling hills, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, not to mention hundreds of species of wildlife. It includes three wilderness areas: Sylvania Wilderness Area, McCormick Wilderness Area and Sturgeon River Gorge Area. The forest encourages such recreational activities such as hunting, camping, horse-riding, fishing and hiking. Canoeing and kayaking are also encouraged on its over 500 named lakes and nearly 2,000 miles of rivers and streams. It also includes 196 miles of hiking and backpacking trails, which are perfect for any nature walk. The Ottawa Visitor Center, located east of the U.S. 2 and U.S. 45 intersection in Watersmeet, has been open to the public since 1971. It offers environmental education programs, maps, area information, interpretive exhibits, accessible trails and an Ottawa Interpretive Association sales outlet. Summer hours for the center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 906-932-1330 or 906-358-4724.

July 2

•Bessemer Hometown Run, 8:30 a.m., downtown Bessemer. •Ramsay Fourth of July street dance and fireworks.

July 3

•Wakefield Fourth of July concert and fireworks display, Sunday Lake, Wakefield.

“Robin Hood,” 2 and 6 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre.

July 12

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Sunday Lake Park, Wakefield.

•Gogebic Range Band Concert, 7 p.m., Longyear Park, Ironwood.

July 13

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., Festival Ironwood ride.

July 13-16

•Festival Ironwood, Depot Park.

July 16

•Festival Ironwood Walk, Run & Roll, 8:30 a.m.

July 18

•Lake Superior Day

July 19

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at WinMan, Manitowish Waters, Wis.

July 20

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Don & GG’s, Ironwood.

July 26

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Copper Peak Trails, Ironwood. Gogebic Range Band Concert, 7 p.m., Longyear Park, Ironwood.

July 27

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Manny’s, Ironwood.

July 28

•Norther Lakes Amusement HOP Tournament, 9 a.m., Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley. 715-561-3552.

July 4

•Sunday Lake Run, 8 a.m., Wakefield. •Be a Star Run for a Veteran Fundraiser Run/Walk, 8 a.m., MECCA Trail, Mercer, Wis. •Fourth of July parades in Ramsay, Wakefield and Bessemer. •Lighting up the Night fireworks display, dusk, Hurley. •Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display, dusk, Bessemer.

July 5

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Mt. Ashwabay, Washburn, Wis.

July 6

•Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at parking lot behind Pit Stop, Hurley.

July 8

•St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church Golf Tournament, 3 p.m., Tahoe Lynx Golf Course, Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2950.

July 9

•Prairie Fire Children’s Theater production

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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. Bob Wild is the Park Interpreter and  helps to conduct weekly programs on the type of things people can see in the park. Throughout the summer, those events include programs on Astronomy,  Archery, Agate Hunting, Fire by Friction,  and Wilderness Navagation.  There will be Bear den hikes and on May 28 Birds of Prey at the Visitors Center. The Visitors Center is the place where visitors can find out more what is going on in the park so they can take advantage of the many programs. Wild suggests that all new comers to the park and even regulars stop at the Center first because the orientation can make the  trip more meaningful. “We are more than the famous Lake of the Clouds,” he added. While a trip to the Lake of the Clouds is a photographers paradise, he cautions that the visitor will miss the entire experience of the Wilderness Park unless they participate in other activities. A stop at the Visitors Center can quickly change what would have been a several hour stop to several days of meaningful experience. Programs are held during the day but also in the evening at the Park. Wild suggests that those planning to camp in the park and need back pack reservations, check out the web site at the Porkies because reservations can be made on line and there are other changes in procedures as well.

July 29

Aug. 4-7

•Quarterback Club Golf Tournament, Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley. 715-561-3552.

•Iron County Fair, fairgrounds, Saxon, Wis. With rides, exhibits and more.

•Iron County Heritage Days, Iron County, featuring festivals, events and more.

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Uller Trail, Whitecap. •Gogebic Range Band Concert, 7 p.m., Longyear Park, Ironwood.

July 29-Aug. 14 July 30-31

•Ontonagon County Fair.

July 31

•Pork Fest, noon to 2 p.m., St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church’s parish hall, Mercer, Wis.715-476-2697. •St. Mary’s Bazaar, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hurley.

Aug. 2

AUGUST

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at MECCA, Mercer, Wis.

Aug. 3

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Aug. 10

Superior Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m., meet at Brewster’s, Ironwood.

Aug. 13

•Turtle Flambeau Flowage Pig and Corn Roast, 4 p.m., Gateway Lodge, Mercer, Wis. All proceeds go toward Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association activities and Flowage area enhancement. •48th annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon, Hurley. •Silver Street Music Festival, live music on Silver Street as runners finish the marathon, Hurley.

Aug. 16

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at

Copper Falls, Mellen, Wis. •Polar Bear Hockey Golf Tournament, Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley. 715-561-3552.

Aug. 17

•Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood.

Aug. 23

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Copper Peak, Ironwood. •Gogebic Range Band Concert, 7 p.m., Longyear Park, Ironwood.

Aug. 24

•Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Burger’s Bar and Grill, Gile, Wis.

Aug. 25-28

•Gogebic County Fair, Ironwood.

Aug. 26-28

•12th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, winter sports complex, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City. porkiesfestival.org.

Aug. 30

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Spaete’s, North Bessemer.

Aug. 31

•Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Hautalas, Ironwood.

Sept. 2-5

SEPTEMBER

•Summer Festival in Ontonagon, food, street sales, parades, music and more, Ontonagon.

Sept. 3

•Dago Dash Fun Run, 8 a.m., Hurley. •Festivale Italiano, Silver Street, Hurley.

Sept. 4

•Hurley Education Foundation Golf Scramble, Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley. 715561-3552.

Sept. 6

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at WinMan, Manitowish Waters, Wis.

Sept. 7

•Superior Bike Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Maplewood Steak House, Ironwood.

Sept. 13

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., Neil’s Apple Ride, Ironwood.

Sept. 20

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., meet at Wolverine Trails, Ironwood.

Sept. 27

•Fat Tire Bicycle Ride, 6 p.m., Ironwood City Ride.


Fat Tire trail rides

BIKE RIDES

Weekly Fat Tire bike rides are held regionally throughout the summer. The rides begin at 6 p.m. All biking ability levels are welcome, from complete newbies to those who have been riding for years. Rides are scheduled to be held on a variety of trails, offering a range of terrains and lengths, with riders usually able to pick between long or short trips. The Tuesday rides are usually followed by a gathering at a local restaurant or cook-out. The schedule for rides is: May 17 — Mt. Ashwabay, CAMBA Trails, Washburn, Wis. May 24 — Copper Peak Trails. May 31 — Wolverine Trails. June 7 — Raven Trails, Woodruff. June 14 — Copper Peak Trails. June 21 — Powers Road, Little Girl’s Point. June 25 — Tour da Lake, Bergland Park. June 28 — Fourth of July Ride, Bessemer Park. July 5 — Mount Ashwabay, Washburn. July 12 — Wakefield, Sunday Lake Park. July 19 — WinMan, Manitowish Waters. July 26 — Copper Peak Trails. Aug. 2 — MECCA, Mercer. Aug. 9 — Uller Trail, Whitecap Mountain. Aug. 16 — Copper Falls, Mellen, Wis. Aug. 23 — Copper Peak. Aug. 30 — North Bessemer, Spaetes residence. Sept. 6 — WinMan, Manitowish Waters. Sept. 13 — Neil’s Apple Ride, Ironwood. Sept. 20 — Wolverine Trails, Sunset Road. Sept. 27 — Ironwood City Ride. Rides are subject to change, depending on the weather. Contact Hobby Wheel for updated information at 906-9323332, or see the list at hobbywheel.com/events or wolverinenordic.com/events.

Superior Riders road routes

Weekly Superior Riders bike rides will begin for its fifth season on Wednesday, May 18. The rides are at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday until after Aug. 10 when they will begin at 6 p.m. The rides are held regionally and are from eight to 15 miles and last anywhere from one to one and a half hours. The schedule for rides is: May 18 — Maplewood Steak House, Ironwood. May 25 — Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood. June 1 — Don & GG’s, Ironwood June 8 — Old Suffolk Ale House, Ironwood. June 15 — Joanie’s Side Kicks, Iron Belt, Wis. June 22 — Pit Stop, Bessemer. June 29 — Riders’ Choice. July 6 — Parking lot behind Pit Stop, Hurley. July 13 — Festival Ironwood. July 20 — Don & GG’s, Ironwood. July 27 — Manny’s, Ironwood Aug. 3 — Pub & Grub by Powderhorn, Bessemer. Aug 10 — Brewster’s, Ironwood. Aug. 17 — Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood. Aug. 24 — Burger’s Bar, Gile, Wis. Aug. 31 — Hautala’s, Ironwood. Silver Properties 1.4 pg SF_Layout 1 4/27/16 4:55 PM Page 1 Sept. 7 — Maplewood Steak House, Ironwood.

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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 near Iron Belt to the 18 holes at the Lac Vieux Desert Casino in Watersmeet, there are plenty of treelined 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 Page 54 – Summer Fun & Dining Guide

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. Skye Golf Course (715-561-2227) offers bent grass fairways on a mountaintop course. Other courses include the Chequamegon Bay in Ashland (715-682-8004); the Ontonagon Golf Club (906-884-4130), the Gateway Golf Club in Land O’Lakes (715-547-3929), and the Mellen Country Club (715-274-7311).


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IRONWOOD Apostolic Lutheran. 326 W. Aurora. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Bible study, 10:45 a.m. worship service; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study; Thursday, 1 p.m. ladies’ Bible study. Assembly of God. 2100 E. Cloverland Drive. Worship, 10 a.m. Catalyst Baptist Church. 222 E. Aurora St. Sunday worship, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Bible Study 6 p.m. First Presbyterian. Being held at Episcopal Transfiguration Church. 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 Bible study, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. worship; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.; 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. 906-932-0174. St. John’s Lutheran (ELCA). Airport Road. Second and fourth Sundays, 11 a.m. Third Sunday, Christ Lutheran Parish joint worship, service rotates among the three other CLP churches. St. Paul Lutheran (ELCA). 111 S. Curry. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Third Sunday, Christ Lutheran Parish joint worship, service rotates among three of the four CLP churches.

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100 W. Midland Ave., Ironwood, MI • 906-932-1320 Sunday 9am, Saturday Praise Worship 5pm ELCA

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St. Simon Eastern Orthodox. 226 E. Harding. Sunday, liturgy, 10 a.m. 906-932-0674. Salem Lutheran (ELCA). 333 E. Marquette. Sunday, 9 a.m. (broadcast on WJMS); Third Sunday, CLP joint worship, service rotates among three of the four CLP churches. Transfiguration, Episcopal. 336 E. Aurora. Sunday, 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran (Missouri). E5104 Margaret St. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Saturday Night Alive; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and Bible study. 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 woodlandchurchironwood.com. Zion Lutheran (ELCA). Midland and Lowell. Sunday worship with communion, 9 a.m. Parish praise service, Saturday, 5 p.m. Third Sunday, Christ Lutheran Parish joint worship, service rotates among three of the four CLP churches. 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. Redeemer Lutheran Sanders Sunday, St.Our Mary's of Seven Dolors 1.4 pg(Missouri). SF_ST MARYS SEVENRoad. DOLORS 1/4 PG worship, 10:15 a.m. Communion first and third Sunday.

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St. Mary 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. We also have an active Prayer Shawl Ministry. St. Mary is a warm, welcoming, faith community. 404 Iron Street, Hurley, Wisconsin 54534 • 715-561-2606

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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; Kids Club, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. BRUCE CROSSING Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday School, noon, worship, 1 p.m. Communion second Sunday. Bruce Crossing Bible Church. 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. M-28. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. EWEN First Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday, 9 a.m. Wednesday, children’s Bible school, after school. 906-988-2594. Sacred Heart Catholic. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. United Methodist. Sunday worship, noon. Communion, first Sunday. GREENLAND United Methodist. Sunday worship, 11:40 a.m. Greenland Seventh-dday 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. 4/26/1 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). Sunday, worship, 11 a.m., Friday, children’s Bible school, after school. 906-988-2594. RAMSAY Cornerstone Christian. Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., Intercessory prayer, 8:30 a.m., children’s church, 10:30 a.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, 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). Saturday worship, 4:30 p.m. 906-9882594. 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, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.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. Bible. 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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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. Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Rita’s Catholic. Saturday, confessions, 3:30 p.m., Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. SAXON Community Presbyterian. Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Ann’s Catholic. Sunday Mass, 8:45 a.m. WINCHESTER Wesley United Methodist 1.8 9:30 pg sF_Layout 1 4/27/16Bible 11:25 AM Page 1 Living Hope. Sunday, a.m.; Thursday, study, 7 p.m.

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HURLEY First Presbyterian. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship, Sunday school Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. and nursery. Havenwood Baptist. 501 Copper St. Sunday school, 10 a.m., CHRISTIAN KIDS CLUB ~ WEDNESDAYS 3:30-5:00 P.M. services, 11 a.m., lunch and afternoon service following. Welcoming people into the family of Jesus Christ: Range Community Bible. Sunday school, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; worgrowing together in our faith journey, witnessing to God’s ship, 9 and 10:30 a.m. blessings, serving Christ and glorifying His name. St. Mary’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m., Sunday Mass, 7 and Our Lady of Peace 1.8 SF_OUR LADY OF PEACE 1/8 PG WF 4/26/16 11:40 AM Page 1 11 a.m., Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m., Thursday, 8 a.m., 500 East McLeod, Ironwood, MI 49938 932-3900 Friday, 8 a.m. Ironwoodwesleyumc.org • iwumc@charter.net 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 108 S. Marquette Street • Ironwood, MI 49938 • (906) 932-0174 Bible Baptist. Sunday, 11 a.m. Weekend Masses St. Anthony’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, Saturday at 4:00 P.M. 9:30 a.m. Sunday at 8:00 and 11:00 A.M. LAND O’LAKES Handicapped Accessible Hope Lutheran (LCMS). 1764 U.S. 45, just north of County B. Announcing Summer Daycare at Divine service, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, call 906-544-2259 or visit hopelcms@alphacomm.net for schedule. All Saints Catholic Academy A Catholic Elementary School for Pre-K to Land O’ Lakes Bible Church. 5937 U.S. 45. Sunday school 9 8th grades. Open to students of all faiths! a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday afternoon prayer, 5 p.m.; Call: (906) 932-3200 Thursday table talk and Bible study 6:30 p.m. 715-547-3183. website: www.allsaintscatholic.homestead.com Episcopal Church of Transf 1.8 SF_Layout 1 4/27/16 9:09 AM Page 1 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. 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.

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906-932-0555

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

Daily Specials

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–– OPEN DAILY ––

BESSEMER!

As Good As It Gets!

~ Lots of NEW ITEMS ~ ~ We have all your OLD FAVORITES ~

DINE IN or CARRY OUT

Lunch & Dinner Delivery Mon.-Fri. - OPEN at 11am; Sat. & Sun. Open at 1pm West U.S. 2 & Massie St., Bessemer – Next to the Bessemer VFW

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Come Back to Tradition

• Open year ‘round • Adjacent to airport, golf course, ATV, bicycle trails & snowmobile trails • Indoor heated pool, hot tub and redwood sauna • Lounge & Restaurant on site

• Perfect for banquets and weddings • RV hookups available • On-site trap shooting and sporting clays course • Near ski hills & casino • Sorry — No Pets Allowed

Located southwest of the intersection of US 45 and County B P.O. Box 596 Land O’Lakes, WI 54540

(800) 848-8058 or (715) 547-3321 www.gateway-lodge.com

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Located in Downtown Ironwood Across from the Pocket Park

Serving American & Italian Cuisine

Open Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.-Close Dinner Served Wednesday-Saturday 5-9 p.m.

SPECIALS

Wednesday – Pastas, Ravioli, Gnocchi, etc.

Friday – Pan Fried Tilapia

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Saturday – “Slow Roasted” Prime Rib Au Jus

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all the comforts of

home cookin’

Breakfast Burgers

Soups

Broasted Chicken

Friday Fish Fry 518 E. McLeod Avenue Ironwood, MI 49938

906-932-3321

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(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 Now Serving Breakfast 7-11am Wednesday-Sunday MONDAY’S - “All You Can Eat” Wings & Fries TUESDAY’S - Mexican Special WEDNESDAY’S - Smelt & Fries FRIDAY’S - “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry or Pub Chicken or COMBO of both!

With choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, Applesauce & Breadstick

– HOMEMADE PIZZA –

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“All You Can Eat” Pub Chicken

With choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, & Breadstick

215 S. Suffolk St. • Ironwood, MI • 906-364-7588

VOTED BEST BURGER IN THE NORTHLAND BY OUR CUSTOMERS! WITH OVER 40 BURGERS ON A REVOLVING MENU

JUMBO BUFFALO STYLE WINGS WITH OVER 10 DIFFERENT FLAVORS

HOMEMADE PIZZAS ANY WAY YOU WANNA!

PLENTY OF SPACE TO HOST IN OUR PARTY ROOM RESERVATIONS APPRECIATED

FEATURING A FULL-SERVICE BAR!

NEW HOME OF CHARLIE’S FIVE ALARM FIRE BURGER! MONDAY-SUNDAY 11AM-12AM

WWW.BURGERSBARANDGRILL.COM

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since 1946

What is a pasty?

The pasty that made pasties famous

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Liberty Bell Chalet 109 5th Ave. S. • Hurley, Wisconsin

715-561-3753

Serving Lunch Monday-Thursday 11-2 p.m. Serving Dinner – 7 Days a Week at 4 p.m.

Fresh Bakery

Webster definition: pasty (pas´te) - a pie, esp. a meat pie.

Joe’s definition: pasty (pas´te) - lean ground beef, diced potatoes and onions, wrapped in a delicate crust.

Now, having said that, please don’t be afraid to try our other varieties of pasties! •Traditional •Chicken •Cornish •Breakfast •Veggie •Finnish We’d also like to note that we do not serve gravy with our pasties. We recommend good oldfashioned ketchup. Mmmm!

History of the Pasty The pasty originated in Cornwall, England. During the Upper Michigan iron ore boom, Cornish miners, known as “cousin jacks,” and their wives, “cousin jennies,” are given credit for bringing pasties to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Iron ore miners, who spent many long hours underground, would eat the pasty for lunch. The pasty was a convenient meal and could be transported within the miner’s pocket. The Barbera family has been serving “the best” pasty since 1946 in Ironwood, Michigan. Yes, that makes us Yoopers! People from all over the U.S. have enjoyed Joe’s pasties. If you have never tasted a pasty, try them now at Joe’s where the original is still made!

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6-5:30pm, Sat. 7-5:30pm, Sun. 8-1pm

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Breads • Muffins Cookies

Serving

Hot & Ready Pasties ON SATURDAYS

Friday Fish Fry SERVING UNTIL 8:00 P.M.

How does

Pizza and Caesar SOUND FOR DINNER?

Come Dine With us on

Saturday Night Enjoy our

Prime Rib Special Come See Our Selection of Wines


P.I. PUB

TAP BEER

PRESQUE ISLE, WI

HOME OF THE “AWESOME BURGER” BEST HOMEMADE PIZZAS AROUND KCS’ KILLER CHILI & SOUPS

Proudly serving

Italian Beefs, Gyros, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Homemade Pizzas

75¢ Tappers DAILY 11-6

OPEN DAILY AT NOON

GRILLED SANDWICHES • WRAPS APPETIZERS • SALADS • LOW CARB PLATES HOT & COLD BEVERAGES • KIDS MENU DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS

HAPPY HOUR MON.-FRI. 11AM-6PM $4.50 16 OZ. BLOODYS W/7 OZ. BEER SAT.-SUN. 11-5 SPORTS ON 5 TVS • VIDEO GAMES • POOL • JUKE BOX MEATLOAF MONDAY “WING DINGS” TUESDAY WACKY WEDNESDAY - 1/2 PRICE PIZZA FISH/SMELT FRY FRIDAY COD A.U.C.E. MEXICAN SUNDAY BAR & KITCHEN 11:00 A.M. - CLOSE

11583 COUNTY HWY. B • 715-686-2522

SKYVIEW

Lodge & Supper Club

12436 Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI

(715) 686-2575

Watch your favorite sporting events here!

Presque Isle

Yacht Club Appetizers • Burgers • Pizzas & more Open 7 days a week (715) 686-2423 Downtown Presque Isle

Located on Cty. Hwy. W Presque Isle, Wisconsin 54557

715-686-2928

A DESTINATION FOR ALL FOUR SEASONS! ~ Serving BREAKFAST and DINNER Daily ~

Full Menu • Daily Features • Full Bar • Safe Walk to Hotel

Snowmobile Club Rates Available 12 Standard Units 2 Suites include full kitchen

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 7AM.

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR RATES AND PACKAGE PLANS.

www.skyviewlodge.com • Email: skyviewldge@yahoo.com

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• Located in the Beautiful Western Upper Peninsula • Saturday, August 6th Family Movie Night

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Motel & Sled SPECIALS on rooms and sleds

Located right in Bergland, MI on Highway M-28

• 39th Fall Walleye Tournament September 9, 10, 11, 2016

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

Hoop N’ Holler Tavern “Voted #1 Best Pit Stop – SnoGoer Magazine”

“Voted Best Restaurant – TripAdvisor.”

NEW OWNER: Casey Yesney

Reservations: 906-575-3262

906-575-3397 BERGLAND, MI

Hwy. M-28 • 2 miles West of Bergland www.timberlinesport.com

Trail Permits • On Snowmobile Trail 1 Snowmobile, ATV & SxS Rentals

• 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

Sales, Service, Parts, Accessories, Rentals, Clothing

Come experience the only wood-fired BBQ in the area!

MOBIL GAS AND CONVENIENCE STORE

FULL BAR TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

LUNCH DINNER

Friday Fish Fry 4 p.m. – Open 7 days a week Highway M-28 • Bergland, MI • 906-365-5BBQ

*Beer *Wine *Liquor *Grocery *Snacks *Frozen Foods *Bakery *Sub Sandwiches * WIFI *Fax Machine *Seasonal Items *T-shirts * Sweatshirts *Hats 554 North Street, Bergland, MI 49910 • (906)575-3241

Antonio’s Restaurant Relax On Beautiful Lake Gogebic Phone: (906) 575-3542 • Open Year Round • 11 Fully Furnished Cabins • Bedding, towels, paper products and more provided • Cable TV/Wifi

• Boat Rentals • Ice Shanty Rentals • Live Bait and Tackle • Guide Services • Pets Welcome

• Snowmobiling with Trail Access • Close to Gas, Groceries, Food, and More!

P.O. Box 278, Hwy 28, Bergland, MI 49910 email: fishhuntstay@thetimbersresort.com www.thetimbersresort.com

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Gary Queen

OPEN MEMORIAL DAY

THRU LABOR DAY

BERGLAND

Mon.-Thurs. - Homemade Specials Friday - Fish Fry • Saturday - Italian Sunday - Broasted Chicken Homemade Bakery and Pastries Mon.-Thurs. 7am-9pm; Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 7am-10pm After November 30 ~ 7am-9pm Daily

205 Ash, Bergland, MI

906-575-3581


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