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A “4-Season” Resort

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on beautiful Lake Gogebic in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Radar Run Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 8am-4pm CST Stock & Modified Classes Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each class For more info & Early Registration contact Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce

Gogebic Lodge Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, March 1, 2014 7am-4pm CST

Lake Gogebic is Snowmobile Heaven!

From novice to expert trails, and with an average of 200 inches of snow, your path will always be paved with a thick blanket of white.

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Abelman Clothing & Footwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ABR Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Agogeebic Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 AJ’s Walleye Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 America’s Best Value Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Arbor Vitae Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Around the Corner Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ashland Lake Superior Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Aspirus Grand View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Bad River Lodge & Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bear’s Nine Pines Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Beaver Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Ben Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bessemer Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Blackjack Ski Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C & M Oil & U.S. 2 Service Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Char’s Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Christ Lutheran Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Cloverland Motors Sports, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Creative Spirits Rubberstamping & More. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Explorer’s Point Restaurant & Blue Heron Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Federico’s Mikes Family Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Fish Tales Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Forslund Building Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 G.T.C. Auto Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Giovanoni’s True Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Gogebic Community College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Gogebic Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Gogebic-Iron County Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gooch’s A-One Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Handsome Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Haven North Condos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Headwaters Polaris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Hobby Wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hoop N’ Holler Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Indianhead Mountain Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Iron County Community Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ironwood-Snowmobile Olympus/Gogebic County Fair Board . 11 Joany’s Sidekicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Konteka Black Bear Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Lake Gogebic Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Lake of the Torches Resort-Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lake Tomahawk Meat Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Liberty Bell Chalet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Lutey’s Flower Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ma’s Place Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Michigan State Police Wakefield Post #86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Molly Cooper’s Restaurant & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Mountain View Lodges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Mukavitz Heating & Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 New England Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Olde Suffolk Ale House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Olkie’s Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 P.I. Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Plunkett’s Pest Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Porcupine Mountains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Quality Collision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Range Beverage Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Rigoni’s Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rigoni’s Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 RJ Hoeft Construction Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rustic Roadhaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Settler’s Co-op Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sisu Ski Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Skyview Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Smokey’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 St Mary’s of the Seven Dolors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 State Bank of Ewen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Steiger’s Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Stormy Kromer Mercantile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sunday Lake Supermarket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sylvania Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tacconelli’s down towne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tacconelli’s To Go – Pizza & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 The Bear Bar Restaurant & Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 The Breakwater Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 The Elk & Hound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 The Real Estate Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Timber’s Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Theatre North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Timberline Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Toni’s Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 U.P. Coin & Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Uptown Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 West Shore Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Whistle Stop Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Z Place Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Copper Peak in the early 1970s. After a 20-year break, skiers will fly again at Copper Peak in 2014. For more information, see page 28. Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 3


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he Gogebic Range is full of natural beauty all year round, but its deep snow winters remain the most popular time of the year for visitors. Snowmobilers, downhill skiers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers find a myriad of winter playland opportunities. More than 400 miles of constantly groomed snowmobile trails, an array of alpine ski resorts, many kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails and an abundance of wilderness to snowshoe through await outdoor enthusiasts. A long weekend of fun in the snow won’t be enough for any family —

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plan a week on the Gogebic-Iron Range and visit the many shops and restaurants that dot the main streets of Ironwood, Hurley, Bessemer, Wakefield and surrounding towns. Take in a rare treat at one of Ironwood’s live theaters — many shows are performed by local talent. Discover the area’s rich history and how it turned from rugged wilderness where loggers fought to stay alive, to the quaint small-town America it has become by touring one or all of the local history museums. The Iron County Historical Society’s Museum is open year-round in Hurley and downtown Ironwood features a museum in Depot Park. Skiers can try one hill after another or choose the one that suits

them best, including the college-run Mt. Zion on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Big Powderhorn Mountain, Indianhead, Blackjack or the Porcupine Mountains. Bundle up and go inside to the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, also on the college campus. The civic center has open ice-skating hours throughout the winter. A snack bar is available and there are training poles for the young ones who are just learning to skate. While on the GCC campus, try snow tubing down Mt. Zion. There are lodging options for any budget or taste and eateries found nowhere else. Seeing and experiencing the Gogebic Range covered with snow is proof that family vacations don’t require beaches and warm temperatures. Rather than hibernating through winter, embrace and enjoy the season and its snow at any number of events or venues across the Gogebic Range.


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well as an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Racquetball, tanning and massages are available at additional cost. This year, skiers can view a panoramic outlook of each run on Google Maps. Upcoming events include moonlight snowshoeing and bonfires, a New Year’s celebration, a wine-tasting, cardboard box racing, the Mountaintop Music Festival, bikini races and the Slush Cup. Indianhead also offers a ski school and kinder care program during the season. For more information, visit the Indianhead website at indianheadmtn.com or call the resort at 800-346-3426.


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Blackjack

Every weekend, Blackjack offers a fun event, whether it’s dressing up as pirates or celebrating Mardi Gras.

Blackjack ski resort is hosting an ISOC National Snocross race on Dec. 6-7, with skiing and snowboarding starting the following weekend on Dec. 13, and will be open seven days a week. Recent improvements to the resort include a three-faced fireplace in the Loggers Lounge, along with the extension of the second bar in the lounge. Food is also available at the Blackjack Cafe. The menu has been revamped over the past two seasons, with a favorite addition in the lounge of fish tacos. Outside, the resort has purchased a new park cat machine to assist with increasing focus on snowmaking quality and quantity. This year, Blackjack is up to 27 runs, with seven glade runs from top to bottom added over the last three years. In the summer, the glade runs are used as downhill bike runs, with lift service available. Three terrain parks are offered for riders of varying level

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love it. of skill. Blackjack’s New Year’s Eve party is always a big event, followed this year by a Triple Crown terrain park event Jan. 35 with two other local ski areas. President’s Day weekend will see a golf tournament inside the building, along with skiing and snowboarding activities outside. Every weekend, Blackjack offers a fun event, whether it’s dressing up as pirates or celebrating Mardi Gras. The Blackjack Olympiad and “Board til You Drop” fundraising event for the Special Olympics will be featured again this spring. The resort features 13 cabins and four picnic/party sites for visitors to use. The resort offers discounted rates for college students and locals. For current ski conditions, ticket prices, a complete list of events or more information, visit their website at skiblackjack.com.


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Big Powderhorn Mountain Big Powderhorn Mountain is gearing up for a Dec. 13 skiing opener, weather permitting. Coming off a 211-inch snowfall for last winter, Powderhorn officials will be looking for a repeat of those numbers, with an earlier start to winter this year preferable. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort was recognized for two years in a row as having the “Best Downhill Terrain” in the Midwest by OnTheSnow.com, the web’s most visited snow skiing site. Visitors named Powderhorn “Best Downhill Terrain” in 2010. The resort, which opened for the 1963’64 season, lost its main lodge in a fire in January 2011. Big Powderhorn then invested about $3 million in a modern, energy-efficient and “skier-friendly” lodge positioned near the Caribou Lodge. The new facility is called Gun Barrel Lodge, conveniently located right next to three ski lifts, with the beginners’ area right at the base of the lodge. Inside, the lodge features heated concrete and three fireplaces. The ski resort offers 253 skiable acres, with 33 trails and three terrain parks. It has an uphill capacity of 10,800 skiers per hour, and the longest run is a full mile. Page 10 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

There are nine double chairlifts and a beginners’ handle tow. The tubing park also has a handle tow, and there’s a lighted outdoor ice rink. Big Powderhorn offers night skiing during the holidays and most Saturdays. On New Year’s Eve, there’s a torchlight parade and fireworks over the mountain. The resort makes snow over 93 percent of its terrain. It boasts a grooming department that takes pride in the snow conditions every night for the next day’s skiing. Ownership of the resort changed for the 2009-10 season and the success of the change is measured in the resort being named one of the 13 best small businesses of 2010 by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. Big Powderhorn was selected from among 15,000 companies for its success in sales, employees, business strategy and economic impact on the community. Lodging and skiing are available in a

Bavarian-style village that comes to life with snow. Food is available at the Caribou Lodge and the Hideout Grill and Bar, along with live music and entertainment. Rental ski and snowboard equipment is available, along with lessons. For more information about lift tickets and accommodations, visit Big Powderhorn’s Web site, bigpowderhorn.net, or call 906-932-4838 or 800-501-7669. Powderhorn Mountain Resort Lodging is available by calling 906-932-4838 or 800-501-SNOW (7669).


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Whitecap, Thunderhead and Eagles Nest mountains make up the ski resort. They are part of the ancient Penokee Range.

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Iron County’s Whitecap Mountains offers 43 downhill ski runs, from double black diamond expert trails to easy slopes for beginners. Located on beautiful Weber Lake, near Upson and Iron Belt, ski-in and ski-out lodging and ski packages are offered for families or groups, with trail-side condominiums. Located on the western end of the Lake Superior Snowbelt, Whitecap is just west of Hurley and Ironwood. Whitecap is located 20 miles west of Hurley, off Wisconsin 77. Look for the Whitecap Mountains/Skye Golf turn-off immediately past the town of Iron Belt, then travel 3.5 miles on County E to the resort. There’s a bunny hill with a rope tow and a polar bear bowl with a magic carpet lift for smaller skiers. The main lodge restaurant and bakery/deli are open during ski season, along with a full service ski and snow-

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board rental and repair shop and gift shop. Ski hill operators make snow nightly on the more challenging runs when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. Whitecap, Thunderhead and Eagles Nest mountains make up the ski resort, and they’re part of the ancient Penokee Range. There’s plenty of skiing for everybody at every skill level and skiers report they like how the area for beginners is separated from the main ski traffic. Whitecap Lodge offers rooms and suites, many with kitchens and all with Wi-Fi access. There’s a swimming pool and huge hot tub for relaxation after a day on the slopes. The Davos Chalet can also hold groups up to 40 people. For more information, call 715-561-2227, or visit skiwhitecap.com.


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Students in the ski area management program run the facility.

Mt. Zion at Gogebic Community College Mt. Zion, located on the Gogebic Community College campus, has been serving the community since 1937. The facility offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Just across the parking lot on campus is the Pat O’Donnell

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Civic Center, which provides ice skating and youth hockey. Together the facilities offer hours of healthy family fun. Students in the ski area management program run the facility, learning snowmaking and grooming as part of maintaining Mt. Zion for public use. The SAM program provides technical and academic study as well as internships at major ski resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Vermont and the Midwest. Freshmen in the program complete prerequisites, which continue during the first eight weeks of their sophomore year. Mt. Zion serves as their training laboratory. Credits are earned in classes including ski area layout, snowmaking fundamentals, emergency response, slope grooming, and classroom courses such as business. Graduates of the SAM program may choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in ski area business management from Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Young racers from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade compete in a Saturday morning racing series and use the hill for practice.


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ith Hurley and Mercer serving as hubs, Iron County offers more than 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Called the Snow Capital of Wisconsin, the annual snowfall often exceeds 200 inches. With plenty of lodging and snowmobile rentals, the county comes alive with sleds during snowy winter weekends. Snowblanketed forests filled with the sights and sounds of the Wisconsin northwoods is what allures many

snowmobilers to Iron County. Riders can also experience the mining heritage of days gone by with many remnants of how Iron County received its name. From the Iron Horse Trail in Hurley, the ride to Saxon and Gurney covers about 12 miles, with places to stop for gas, food and refreshments along the way. A ride on Trail 2 to Saxon Harbor is a pleasant diversion for the avid snowmobiler. A journey on Trail 17 guides riders south along the Upper Peninsula border past beautiful Pine Lake. The trail crosses many rivers and creeks, offering excellent viewing of wildlife and the natural splendor common to Iron County.

Trail 77 takes a southwestern course through the rich historic iron mining towns of Montreal, Pence and Iron Belt, with a unique opportunity to view the Plummer Mine Headframe, the only remaining mine headframe in Wisconsin. Heading in the other direction, a longer trail leads to Mercer, the Loon Capital of the world. From there, a choice trail of interest is Corridor 8, which travels west of Mercer past the Lake of the Falls scenic area and the TurtleFlambeau Flowage. This trail meanders through beautifully wooded, well-groomed trails on its way toward Ashland County. Also in the southern section of Iron County, Springstead, located on Trail 182, welcomes riders to enjoy well-marked trails that wander through dense, snow-covered forests for a unique winter experience.

Iron County offers more than 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

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he Gogebic Range Trail Authority, operating in the western end of Gogebic County, grooms 113 miles of snowmobile trails.

Trail 160 runs from Ironwood to the mouth of the Montreal River and other trails extend to the other end of Gogebic County. Trails extend to Presque Isle and Winchester in Wisconsin. The club operates two groomer machines, manned by 10 volunteer drivers. It receives funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for brushing and signing, as well as a reimbursement amount per mile of groomed trails to offset fuel and maintenance costs. The groomers, 2007 and 2009 machines, pull drags that smooth the trails. In addition to individual members, the nonprofit club has commercial members. Commercial memberships translate into advertising signs along the trails for participating businesses. Although the focus is on grooming snowmobile trails, the club meets year round and is responsible for signing all trails to the MDNR’s new specifications. It also repairs bridges, negotiates trail easements and maintains the equipment. Anyone interested in joining the club may visit the club’s website at gogebicrangetrailauthority.com. Prospective volunteers may email info@gogebicrangetrailauthority.com.

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Snowmobiling is big business in Ontonagon County. Businesses on Lake Gogebic and in Bergland depend on snow and influx of hundreds of snowmobilers for economic health. The Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce and area snow groomers note that in the past 10 years, the Bergland area has averaged 200 inches of snow per year. Nearly every business and gas station has snowmobile trail maps, and rentals of the sleds have increased each year. The Gogebic Area Groomers Page 18 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

maintain 154 miles of trails with three groomers. Last year, the groomers traveled more than 21,000 miles, running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Snowmobile visitors come from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Trails are interconnected regionally. Trail 8, which runs from the west through Kenton, Bruce Crossing, Ewen and Bergland, also connects to trails headed to Lake Gogebic, Copper Harbor and Ontonagon, as well as Iron Mountain, Ironwood and Hurley. The North Country Snowmobile

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here is excitement at the Porcupine Mountains with the coalition between Gogebic Community College’s Ski Area Management program, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Porcupine Mountains staff. The addition of the Gogebic Community College SAM students as partners last year brought positive comments from the public, both on grooming and public relations. “Everyone is working well together,” said Bob Wild, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park interpreter. Wild has the agenda for special programs and is just waiting for the snow. Page 20 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

Lantern light cross-country skiing will be held Dec. 28 and 31, and every Saturday night through February. Chairlift snowshoe hikes will start Jan. 4 and be held every Saturday in January and February. Several programs have tentative dates, Wild said. Feb. 8 may offer the Tele Festival and activities are planned for Presidents Day Weekend. Snowburst Winter Carnival will be offered Feb. 22 in conjunction with Friends of the Porkies, the DNR and the ski hill, featuring ski and snowshoe races, kids’ activities, refreshments and more. Wild said he’s hopeful that the Porkies could host snowshoe trail race the week of March 1.


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ross-country ski trails from Montreal to Mercer in northern Wisconsin’s Iron County and into the western Upper Peninsula offer access to a variety of terrain and scenery.

Except for the privately-owned ABR, trails are maintained and groomed by volunteers – equipment and fuel is a major expense for these local ski clubs. Daily use fees are deposited on

an honor system in boxes at the trailheads or warming houses. Conditions, amenities, trail markers and degree of difficulty vary widely. There are areas where cellphones do not work.

Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails

Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails in Ironwood offer five loops totaling 24 kilometer of skiing for striders and skaters. Wolverine is a nonprofit group that promotes Nordic skiing in and around Gogebic County in the western U.P. Abundant snow coupled with the natural rolling terrain of the northern hardwood forest makes for good skiing and snowshoeing. There is a warming chalet at the trailheads, with a view of the historic wood skijump structure that was part of the club’s original activities. It is no longer in use. A snowshoeing trail has been marked with blue metal markers, with the trailhead marked to the right and left of the ski jump near the chalet. Upcoming events include the Aspirus Grand View YooperBeiner snowshoe race on Feb. 22. In the past, the Wolverine has also hosted the Grand View Challenge, the first Junior Olympic Qualifier of the year. A date has yet to be set for this event. The suggested trail-use donation is $10 per person. For more information, visit wolverinenordic.com, call 906-932-0347 or email uptrek@gmail.com. A map is available at wolverinenordic.com/trail-maps.html

MECCA

MECCA in Mercer, Wis., grooms about 18 km of trails across a combination of state, Iron County, town of Mercer and private land. The ski club dates back about 20 years. There are two trailheads, Little Turtle Trailhead and Cabin Trailhead, the site of a chalet built of logs cut and prepared by club members. The chalet has a changing room and wax bench, woodstove and hot chocolate. It is usually open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during ski season. The club’s annual candlelight ski is the last Saturday in January from 6 to 9 p.m. It will be at the Cabin Trailhead, loop around

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the Warm-Up Trail, the Cabin Trail, part of the Wolf Loop, and through the field. A bonfire and woodstove, hot chocolate and other refreshments will await skiers at the cabin. Trail use is free for this event. Trails are groomed by volunteers as conditions allow. Hiking, snowshoeing and dogs are allowed only on untracked portions of trails. Suggested trail-use donation is $8 per adult, $5 per child, $1 per dog or $20 for however many in a vehicle. For more information and trail maps, visit skimecca.org.

Uller Trail

Uller Trail at Upson, Wis., is billed as the most remote ski trail in Wisconsin. Skiing with a companion is recommended along this 30 km trail system described as “hilly and remote.” The Uller Trailhead is at Weber Lake at the base of Whitecap Mountains downhill ski resort, just off County E. The trail runs north into the Pence area, north of Wisconsin 77.

The Penokee Rangers, a volunteer organization, maintains the trail and sets the track. Donations are accepted for trail upkeep. For more information, visit norwiski.com or skinnyski.com. A map is available at norwiski.com/trail_details.php?id=126

Montreal Nordic Ski Trails

Montreal Nordic Ski Trails, in the former mining company town of Montreal, Wis. (just west of Hurley along Wisconsin 77), range from easy to quite difficult. Easiest access to this 15 km trail system is from the old city hall parking lot, on Wisconsin 77, along the west branch of the Montreal River. The Penokee Rangers groom these trails. Donation boxes are located throughout the trail system. For more information, visit norwiski.com or skinnyski.com.

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ABR Trails

ABR Trails are located in Erwin Township, just south of Ironwood, at E5299 West Pioneer Road. A few additional kilometers of trail have been added for cross country skiers at the Active Backwoods Retreats trails along the Montreal River, in the area of Ironwood’s Norrie Park. More than 60 km of trails are open to skiing, operated by Eric Anderson and Angela Santini. There’s also a snowshoe trail and opportunities for skijoring with dog teams. Lodging accommodations are available at the ski complex. Ski equipment may be rented or purchased at ABR’s ski shop. For more information or trail conditions, visit skiabr.com or call 906-9323502.

Milje’s Ski Trails

Milje’s Ski Trails are located 2 miles east of Wakefield on County Road 519, also known as Chaney Lake Road. A family-run, classic-only ski area, Milje’s has everything to offer for a novice to an advanced Alpine skier. Over 10 km of beautiful, pristine and scenic trails wind through the woods next to cedar swamps, dense forest and through patches of pines. A new warming shack and parking area are available. Milje’s has been owned by the Miljevich family of Wakefield for nearly 90 years and has been run as Nordic Ski Trails for more than 30. Build a fire in the warming shack and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature after a ski run, or sit on one of many resting benches throughout the trail system to be at one with the forest. Milje’s is a donation-only ski area that is frequented by locals and visitors alike. For more information, visit skimiljes.com.

Miners Memorial Hertiage Park

The Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood provides the Miners Ski Trail for cross-country skiing and showshoeing. The park encompasses former iron ore mining locations within the city. The park consists of the Miners Ski Trail (4.3 km), the Aurora loop (1.6 km) and the Pabst loop (1.8 km). The Miners trailhead begins at Lorensen Baseball Field in Ironwood. Various activities of the annual Sisu Ski Fest are held at the park. For more information, visit fmmhp.com.

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t takes some sisu to take part in this challenging but fun race. The fifth Sisu Ski Fest is set for Jan. 11, 2014 in downtown Ironwood. Sisu is a Finnish word that means “special strength and stubborn determination to continue and overcome in the moment of adversity; a combination of stamina, courage and obstinacy held in reserve for hard times.” The “Finnish Line” is on Aurora Street in downtown Ironwood. The 42-kilometer Sisu full-marathon is the signature race with many also taking part in the 21K Heikki Lunta half-marathon. The Junior Sisu 3K and 5K will be Jan. 11 with the Finnish Line also in

downtown Ironwood. The kids’ loppett fun race is Jan. 7 at ABR Trails. New this year is snowshoeing races at Milje’s Ski Trails in Wakefield. The timed events are 2K, 5K and 10K. Registration may be done by mail, online or phone until Jan. 9. Registration after that must be done in person. The scenic race courses have gone by bluffs, river views, mining areas and Hiawatha, the world’s tallest Native American statue. Results will be provided by a professional timing service. Visit sisuskifest.com for more information. A link to the registration form is available there.

Book Across the Bay

Hundreds of volunteers will prepare to aid an expected 4,000 skiers at the 18th annual Book Across the Bay on Feb. 15 beginning in Ashland, Wis. Book Across the Bay is a 10-kilometer course, groomed for both classic style and skate skiing, beginning in Chequamegon Bay in Ashland and ending near Thompson’s West End Park in Washburn. The race will begin at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive in Washburn

early. A shuttle from Washburn to Ashland will be available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The race will be lit by the stars and candles set in ice luminaries along the entire length of the trail. A heated tent and chili feed, along with music and awards, will greet the skiers at the finish line. The race is limited to skiers and snowshoers only and participants are asked not to wear headlamps. The race supports par-

ticipation by various ages and ability levels. However, children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult and children under age 5 are encouraged not to participate. Book Across the Bay is entirely volunteer-driven. All proceeds are redistributed to the Chequamegon Bay community through the Community Grants program. For more information, visit batb.org or call the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at 800-284-9484.


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he 19th annual Jack Frost Festival is themed “A Klassic Christmas,” in honor of the Klassic Kruisers, who are serving as parade marshals in this year’s parade on Dec. 6. Festivities began in early November as local businesses began decorating their windows for the yearly contest. The competition winner will be determined by a panel of judges, with the winner awarded a traveling trophy on parade day. A gingerbread workshop will be held Nov. 16 at Downtown Art Place from noon until 3 p.m. Old Depot Park will host a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20. Dec. 1 marks the opening of the Michigan snowmobile trails, weather permitting, as well as the Knights of Columbus Christmas tree fundraiser at 330 Scott

St. in Ironwood. The parade will be broadcast by television and radio. At 5 p.m. the Ironwood Carnegie Library will host an open house with cocoa for parade-goers. The Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s $10,000 raffle will be drawn at Hitt’s Fine Furniture. The raffle sells 200 $100 tickets each year, with the top prize of $5,000, second prize, $2,000, third prize, $1,000, and four awards of $500 each. After the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at River Valley Bank in downtown Ironwood, and the Downtown Art Place will host a gingerbread house display and silent auction. The Gogebic Range Band will also present a concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

Ice skating at the Patrick O’Donnell Civic Center Open skating began on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Patrick O’Donnell Civic Center on the campus of Gogebic Community College. New ice-making equipment has been installed at the center in time for the winter season. The new system was tested the week before the opener. Center manager Brian Roehm said Page 26 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

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athletes from the United States and Canada. USA Ski Jumping’s Alan Johnson said resurrecting the largest ski jump in North America was cause for his optimism and excitement. “To bring the thrill of ski flying to athletes and spectators back to the States will play a vital role in showcasing the efforts that both USASJ and Copper Peak aspire to in creating greater visibility for the sport,” he said. “This will also allow us to look at more creative, non-traditional ways to format and showcase ‘big hill’ jumping.” Johnson also praised Copper Peak officials for their efforts. “The changes and development of the sport since Copper Peak closed are significant,” he said. “The sport is much safer and controlled than 20 years ago, enabling skiers

to jump much further and control their flight. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that the old hill record will fall this winter. The question should be how many times. This is just a win/win concept for all involved.” Copper Peak’s Bryan Sanders, who was a U.S. Olympian in ski jumping at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, said that Copper Peak’s Board of Directors are thrilled about rolling out the welcome mat for this series of events. “It’s been a long time coming. We’ve had massive debt to retire since the last event in 1994, and the venue has seen huge improvements that are bringing this historic ski jump back to FIS standards,” he said. “We’ve now got a positive revenue stream and have improved the chairlifts, the elevator, the drainage on the hill, and have recontoured the landing hill with over 2,000 tons of dirt. This summer we are installing our new snowmaking facilities and the take off has been lowered. It’s now a 175 meter hill size (HS) and I think it will be a very safe and really exciting hill, that’s coming back to life.”


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he ISOC AMSOIL Blackjack National Championship Snocross event returns this year to the Gogebic Range. The event is set for Dec. 6-7 at Blackjack Ski Resort, which is located off U.S. 2 between Bessemer and Wakefield. National snocross racing has been a hit the last two years at Blackjack. Local driver Kyle Pallin,

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Traverse City, Mich., Fargo, N.D. and Lake Geneva, Wis. Snocross racing takes snowmobiles around the mountain on hairpin turns and big-time jumps. Riders at Blackjack soar above the ski hill’s main building. Snocross is a popular X Games sport. Visit isocracing.com for more information.

Snowmobile racing at fairgrounds

Snowmobile racing fans will get a double dose of action at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds in January. In addition to the traditional Pro Vintage Racing series on Jan. 3-5, professional racing from the U.S. Snowmobile Association is scheduled for Jan. 11-12. Organizers expect the events to bring a lot of people into town. For the vintage sleds, testing is set for Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Racing will be Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, Page 30 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

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• Historic Ironwood Theatre holiday auction, featuring furniture, sporting goods, sleigh rides and more. ironwoodtheatre.net or 906932-0618.

winter events — 2013 —

November

• Open skating offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood Township.

Nov. 15

• Firearm deer season opens in Michigan. michigan.gov/deer.

Nov. 16

• Fifth annual Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EST, Ewen-Trout Creek School, Ewen. • Gingerbread house workshop, noon-3 p.m., Downtown Art Place, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Part of 19th annual Jack Frost Festival. ironwoodchamber.org or 906-932-1122.

Nov. 20

• Jack Frost Festival tree lighting ceremony, 6 p.m., Depot Park, downtown Ironwood.

Nov. 23

• Firearm deer season opens in Wisconsin. dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/deer.html.

Nov. 29

• 25th annual Christmas Walk, Boulder Junction, Wis. Including craft fair, luncheon, sleigh rides, karaoke, tree lighting and bake sale. boulderjct.org or 715-385-2400.

Nov. 30

• Sixth annual holiday craft show, Konteka, White Pine. • Christmas Kids’ Day, Boulder Junction, Wis. Christmas ornament and card making, bingo, shopping house, gift wrapping and visits with Santa Claus. boulderjct.org or 715-385-2400.

December

• Open skating offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and WednesPage 32 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

days from 1-3 p.m., Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood Township. • Night skiing, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood Township. Email wolverine@gmail.com for specific locations.

Dec. 1

• Bessemer Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Christmas movie. Lighting at Christmas Tree Square, Sophie Street, featuring Washington Elementary School Choir; children’s Christmas movie follows at Bessemer City Hall auditorium. bessemerchamber.org. • Snowmobile trails open in Michigan, weather permitting.

Dec. 3

• Tree of Love lighting ceremony, 7 p.m., Aspirus Grand View Hospital, Ironwood.

Dec. 6

• 19th annual Jack Frost Festival, “A Klassic Christmas,” Ironwood. Featuring Festival of Lights parade, 6 p.m., downtown Ironwood, gingerbread house display, Gogebic Range Concert Band performance at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, raffle and other events. ironwoodchamber.org/jackfrostfestival.html. • Aspirus-Ontonagon Christmas concert, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. ontonagontheater.org.

Dec. 6-7

• ISOC AMSOIL Blackjack National Championship Snocross Racing, Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer. isocracing.com/dec-6-7-2013-bessemer-mi.

Dec. 6-8

• Hometown Christmas, Ontonagon. With children’s activities, craft fair, dances, hayrides, fireworks and parade. ontonagonmi.org or 906-884-4735.

Dec. 7

• Frozen Rundra race, 8 a.m., starts at Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency, 100 S. Mill St., Bessemer. With breakfast buffet and 50/50 raffle. gocaa.org or 906-6670283. • Christmas at the Crossing, Bruce Crossing. Featuring visits with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EST, Depot Gallery, and lunch at


the Bruce Crossing VFW. • 51st annual Garland City of the North Christmas parade, 4:30 p.m., Main Street, Ashland, Wis. 715-682-2500. • Candy Cane Christmas, Mercer, Wis. With wreathing of Claire d’Loon, 4:30 p.m.; parade, 5 p.m.; Christmas tree lighting, 5:30 p.m.; and community Christmas party, 5:30 p.m. at community center. mercercc.com, 715-476-2389. • “Comfort and Joy” Christmas concert, 7 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre. ironwoodtheatre.net or 906-932-0618.

Dec. 7-8

• Indianhead Mountain Resort season pass holder appreciation weekend, at the resort, Wakefield. indianheadmtn.com.

Dec. 8

• Free Christmas movie, 2 p.m. EST, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. • Tom Draughon and Laura Berlage in concert, guitarist and harpist performing holiday music, Historic Ironwood Theatre. 906-932-0618.

Dec. 26-31

• Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra in concert, “A Mix for the Holiday Season,” 7:30 p.m., Alvord Theatre, Northland College, Ashland, Wis. 715-682-0446.

• Moonlight snowshoeing and bonfires, nightly at 6 p.m., Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield. indianheadmtn.com. • Nightly live music, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Dec. 13

Dec. 28

Dec. 11

• Tentative opening day for local ski resorts including Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer, bigpowderhorn.net, and Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer, skiblackjack.com.

• Lantern light cross-country skiing, Porcupine Mountains winter recreation area, near Silver City.

Dec. 15

• Torchlight parade and fireworks, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer. • New Year’s Eve party, Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer. • New Year’s celebration, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield. • Lantern light cross-country skiing, Porcupine Mountains winter recreation area, near Silver City.

• 22nd annual Chamber Singers Christmas concert, 4 p.m., venue to be determined in Ironwood. ironwoodchamber.org. • Bessemer community Christmas party, with Santa Claus, children’s story time, gift exchange and hay ride, Bessemer VFW. bessemerchamber.org.

Dec. 31

Dec. 20

• Ashland Chamber Music Society presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Ashland, Wis. 715-682-5795.

Dec. 25

• Christmas free will offering dinner, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., public welcome, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Ashland, Wis.

Dec. 25-Jan. 19

• Mercer Sno-Goers annual poker run, Mercer, Wis., area. mercercc.com or 715-476-7878.

— 2014 — January

• Open skating offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood Township. • Night skiing, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood Township. Email wolverine@gmail.com for specific locations. • Chairlift snowshoe hikes, Saturdays, and lantern light cross-country skiing, Saturday evenings, Porcupine Mountains winter recreation area, near Silver City. porkies-

fun.com.

Jan. 2-16

• College weeks at Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield.

Jan. 3-5

• Triple Crown terrain park event, area skihills.

Jan. 3-12

• Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus, vintage and professional snowmobile races, Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood. ironwoodsnowmobileolympus.com.

Jan. 5-11

• College week, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Jan. 7

• Children’s Lapset Loppett cross-country ski fun race, ABR Trails, Erwin Township. Part of Sisu Ski Fest; sisuskifest.com.

Jan. 11

• Sisu Ski Fest, with 42-kilometer full crosscountry ski marathon, 21K Heikki Lunta half-marathon, Junior Sisu 3K and 5K races, and leisure Taste ‘N’ Tour, downtown Ironwood; and 2K, 5K and 10K snowshoe races, Milje’s Ski Trails, Wakefield. sisuskifest.com.

Jan. 12

• Wolverine Ski Club meeting, 6 p.m., at the chalet, east end of Sunset Road, Ironwood Township. Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 33


Jan. 17-19

• Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Jan. 17-20

• Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield.

Jan. 18

• Mercer Sno-Goers winter blast, 7 p.m.-midnight, food, drinks, raffles and prizes, SnoGoers Barn, near Mercer, Wis. mercercc.com.

Jan. 25

• Justin Donner Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Turtle Flambeau Flowage, near Mercer, Wis. Headquartered at Donner’s Bay Resort. 715-476-2956. • Brewski Mircrobrew Festival, featuring local, regional and national microbrews, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield. • Candlelight ski, 6-9 p.m., MECCA Trails, Mercer, Wis. Free trail use, snowshoers welcome. Includes bonfire, hot chocolate and refreshments. skimecca.org.

Feb. 15

• Race Around the Mountain, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer. Race series with weekly prize drawings and scoring based on children’s age groups and adult ability groups; best of two runs. bigpowderhorn.net or 800-501-7669.

• 18th annual Book Across the Bay, 6 p.m., 10kilometer classic and skate-skiing event, travels across the Chequamegon Bay from Ashland, Wis., to near Bayfield, Wis. batb.org or 800-284-9484. • Wine tasting, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield.

February

Feb. 15-16

Jan. 26

• Open skating offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood Township. • Night skiing, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood Township. Email wolverine@gmail.com for specific locations. • Chairlift snowshoe hikes, Saturdays, and lantern light cross-country skiing, Saturday evenings, Porcupine Mountains winter recreation area, near Silver City. porkiesfun.com.

Feb. 2

• Race Around the Mountain, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Feb. 9

• Race Around the Mountain, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Feb. 14-17

• President’s Day weekend, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield. Some proceeds from ticket sales benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Page 34 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

• President’s Day weekend indoor golf tournament, with outdoor ski and snowboard events, Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer. • President’s Day weekend, live music Saturday night, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Feb. 16

• Race Around the Mountain, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Feb. 22

• Wolverine Snowshoe YooperBeiner, Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood Township. wolverinenordic.com or 906-932-0347. • Snowburst Winter Carnival, Porcupine Mountains winter recreation area, near Silver City. Including ski and snowshoe races, children’s activities, live music, food, torchlight parade and fireworks. porkiesfun.com. • Ice fishing at Carow Park, Mercer, Wis. Mercer Lions Club event featuring fishing, food, raffles and beverages. • Claus Kraetke Memorial Ice Fishing Jamboree, Turtle Flambeau Flowage, near Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2555.

Feb. 23

• Race Around the Mountain, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

Feb. 28-March 2

• Ski flying at Copper Peak, Ironwood Township. copperpeak.org.

March

• Open skating offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood Township. • Night skiing, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood Township. Email wolverine@gmail.com for specific locations.

March 1

• Mardi Gras celebration, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield.

March 2

• Race Around the Mountain, final race, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer.

March 7-8

• Fifth annual Ski for the Cure Weekend, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Also featuring Hawaiian Splash weekend events and prizes.

March 8

• Cardboard box racing, with prizes for best variation on “UFO” theme and fastest run, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield. indianheadmtn.com.


March 14-16

• Mountain Top Music Festival, featuring 10 bands all weekend, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield.

March 15

• St. Patrick’s Day party, with live music, Caribou Lodge, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Bessemer. • Indianhead Mountain Resort’s famous bikini races, 1 p.m., at the resort, Wakefield.

March 22

• Slush Cup, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield.

April 19

• Mercer Lions annual Easter egg hunt, 10-11 a.m., Mercer (Wis.) School.

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Winter activities include those before Christmas, and both ends of Ontonagon County will be celebrating. In Bruce Crossing, the 25th annual Christmas at the Crossing celebration will be held Dec. 7, sponsored by Stannard Township Settler’s IGS and Settler’s Depot Gallery. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, Santa Claus will be at the Depot Gallery for a children’s Christmas party. All children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with him. Each child also receives a bag of treats and carolers will sing. The Bruce Crossing VFW will also hold its annual Christmas at

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LUTHERAN worship directory PARISH invites you to worship at:

Area communities are home to many places of worship of various faiths. Find locations and service times below.

— Michigan — IRONWOOD

SALEM

Apostolic Lutheran

• 326 W. Aurora. 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Assembly of God

• 2100 E. Cloverland Drive. Sunday school, 9 a.m., worship, 10 a.m.

First Presbyterian

• Norfolk and Aurora. Open door Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m., fellowship to follow. Barrier free.

ST. PAUL

ST. JOHN’S

Immanuel Lutheran (Missouri)

• Little Girl’s Point, Saturday worship, 5 p.m.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

• Superior Street. Sunday public talk, 9:30 a.m., Watchtower study, 10:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Faith Center

ZION – SALEM LUTHERAN C HURCH –

333 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI • 906-932-1510 Sunday 9am • Radio Broadcast 9am 590 AM WJMS

– ST. J OHN’S LUTHERAN C HURCH – E5071 Airport Rd., Ironwood Township 2nd & 4th Sunday 11am

– ST. PAUL LUTHERAN C HURCH –

111 S. Curry, Ironwood, MI • 906-932-0601 Sunday 10:30 am

– Z ION LUTHERAN C HURCH –

100 W. Midland Ave., Ironwood, MI • 906-932-1320 Sunday 9am, Saturday Praise Worship 5pm ELCA Page 38 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

• 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 services, 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.

Peace Lutheran Church (Independent)

• 102 S. Mansfield St. Evening service, Sunday, 6 p.m. Family Bible hour, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran (ELCA)

• Airport Road. Second and fourth Sundays, 11 a.m.; Communion, fourth Sunday. Wednesdays, outdoor service, 6:30 p.m. for Christ Lutheran Parish. Third Sunday, CLP joint worship, service rotates between the four 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 between the four CLP churches.

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 between the four CLP churches.


Transfiguration, Episcopal

Sacred Heart Catholic

Trinity Lutheran (Missouri)

United Methodist

• 336 E. Aurora. Sunday, 10 a.m.

• 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., youth group, 7 p.m., Tuesday, kid’s club, Wednesday after school.

Woodland Church (BGC)

• N10234 Curry St., Sunday Bible study, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship to follow. 906932-1102 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 between 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. Pastor: the Rev. Timothy Steckling.

United Methodist

• Sunday, 11 a.m. Communion first Sunday.

BESSEMER Christ Community Church of SDA

• 507 E. Cinnabar Street. Saturday, 11 a.m., Sabbath school, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran (Missouri)

• Sanders Road. Sunday, worship, 10:15 a.m. Communion first and third Sunday.

St. Sebastian Catholic

• Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m.

Sharon Lutheran (ELCA)

• Saturday service, 5 p.m.; Sunday worship, 9 a.m. with fellowship; Confirmation, Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.; Kids’ Club, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

BRUCE CROSSING Apostolic Lutheran

• Sunday School, noon, worship, 1 p.m. Communion second Sunday.

Bruce Crossing Bible Church

• Sunday 9 a.m.; adult Sunday school to follow.

Bethany Lutheran (Wisconsin) • Sunday, 9 a.m.

EWEN First Lutheran (ELCA)

• Sunday, 9 a.m. Wednesday, children’s Bible school, after school. 906-988-2594.

• Sunday worship 9 a.m.

• Sunday worship, noon. Communion, first Sunday.

GREENLAND United Methodist • Sunday worship, 11:40 a.m.

MARENISCO Messiah Lutheran (Missouri) • Saturday worship, 6 p.m.

St. Catherine’s Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.

Redeemer Free Lutheran

MASS CITY St. Paul’s Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran (Missouri)

• Sunday, 10 a.m. Weekly Communion.

ONTONAGON Assembly of God

• Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, youth group and adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic

• Michigan Avenue and Pine Street. Daily Masses: Monday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.; confessions, Saturday, 11 a.m., and half an hour before each Mass. Pastor: the Rev. Michael Jacobus.

• Sunday worship, 9 a.m., Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. • Sunday worship, 9 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.

ST. MARY’S OF THE SEVEN DOLORS

Frank Kordek, O.F.M.

404 Iron St., Hurley, WI 54534

715-561-2606

Services Weekday: Monday-Communion Service 8 a.m. Tuesday-Mass 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-ThursdayFriday Mass 8 a.m.

Services Weekend: Saturday-Vigil Mass - 4 p.m. Sunday-Mass 7 a.m. 11 a.m.

St. Mary’s church has several involved organizations: They have a group of dedicated lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and several lay ministers. they have an active communion distribution group for shut-ins and nursing homes and they provide many other ministries. They also have committed Pastoral and finance Councils in place. They have an active music ministry, which is led by Jody DeCarloSchneider, Choir director, as well as a Religious Education and Youth Ministry, headed by Julie Pecotte. They also have an active Prayer Shawl Ministry. Headed by Donna Putzer

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WATERSMEET Immaculate Conception Catholic

Land O’ Lakes Bible Church

Bible

MANITOWISH WATERS Community Church (Presbyterian)

• Saturday Mass, 6 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 10:30 a.m.; no Sunday Mass from Columbus Day to Memorial Day. • 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. Pastor: the Rev. Michael Jacobus.

Community United Methodist

• Sunday, worship, 8:45 a.m., youth group, 5 p.m.; Monday, Kids Club, after school.

— Wisconsin — HURLEY Community Christian Church

• U.S. 51 South. Sunday worship, 9 a.m.

RAMSAY Cornerstone Christian

First Presbyterian

• Saturday worship, 6 p.m.; 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.

• Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship, Sunday school and nursery.

Havenwood Baptist

• 501 Copper St. Sunday school, 10 a.m., services, 11 a.m., lunch and afternoon service following.

Range Community Bible

• Sunday school, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; worship, 9 and 10:30 a.m.

WAKEFIELD All Saints Lutheran (ELCA)

• Saturday worship, 5 p.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m.

Calvary Baptist

• Sunday school, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 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.

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, 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, 10:00 a.m

Faith Lutheran (Missouri)

• Sunday, worship, 9 a.m., Bible study, 10:30 a.m.

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic

• Masses Saturday, 6 p.m., May-Labor Day; Sunday, 11 a.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

United Methodist

• Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Bible study 10 a.m. Communion first Sunday.

• Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

LAND O’LAKES Hope Lutheran (Missouri)

• Sunday, 9 a.m., Bible class, 10:15 a.m.

• Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., fellowship, 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

108 S. Marquette Street • Ironwood, MI 49938 (906) 932-0174

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 4:00 P.M. Sunday at 8:00 and 11:00 A.M. Handicapped Accessible

Home of

All Saints Catholic Academy

A Catholic Elementary School for Pre-K to 8th grade, plus Virtual School. Open to students of all faiths! Call: (906) 932-3200 website: www.olopmi.org

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• Sunday school 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday, women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service and Bible study 7 p.m. 715-547-3183.

Zion Lutheran (Wisconsin) 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 Living Hope

• Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, Bible study, 7 p.m.


KONTEKA

Black Bear Resort White Pine, Michigan

In the HEART of Big Snow Country!

Gas & Convenience Store

Featuring...

Hunting & Fishing Licenses Trail Permits

The Black Bear Restaurant Kitchen open til 10pm •Friday Fish Fry •Saturday Prime Rib •Sunday Breakfast Buffet 9-1 •2nd Friday every month: Seafood Buffet!

The Black Bear Lounge

•Full service Bar •Dazzling Dance Floor •Giant Flat Screen Satellite TV

The Black Bear Lanes 8 lane Bowling Alley

The Black Bear Motel All Non-smoking rooms Pets Welcome!

Also available on-site... Gift Shop, laundry facility, tanning, convenient parking for all trucks & trailers 64 & Main - PO Box 675 White Pine, MI 49971

906-885-5170

www.thekonteka.com

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ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT January 25th & 26th, 2014 Biggest Walleye

Biggest Perch

Biggest Northern

1ST PLACE: $750

1ST PLACE: $500

1ST PLACE: $250

2nd Place: 3rd Place:

2nd Place: 3rd Place:

$500 $200

$200 $100

Walleye Lodge Bait & Tackle The biggest little bait & tackle shop in the UP has got you covered for all your ice fishing needs: o Ice fishing gear o Complete line of ice fishing tackle

o Fresh live bait o Ice house rentals o Knowledgeable & friendly staff LOOKING FOR SOMETHING…AND WE DON’T HAVE IT?

WE’LL GO ON A MISSION TO GET IT!

www.walleyelodge.com 906.575.3557 Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 41


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Icelandic Haddock

DEEP FRIED or STEAMED (Serving 12 - 10pm) ~ PLUS FULL MENU ~

OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER 7-DAYS A WEEK

PRESQUE ISLE, WI

HOME OF THE “AWESOME BURGER” BEST HOMEMADE PIZZAS AROUND KCS’ KILLER CHILI & SOUPS • “WING DINGS” TUESDAY • WACKY WEDNESDAYS 1/2 PRICE PIZZAS 1 TO 3 TOPPINGS FROM 11-9 • HADDOCK “FISH FRY” FRIDAY, SMELT, SHRIMP

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

LONGEST HAPPY HOUR IN THE NORTHWOODS M-F 11-6 16 OZ. BLOODYS W/7 OZ. BEER SAT.-SUN. 11-5 SPORTS ON 5 TVS • VIDEO GAMES • POOL • INTERNET JUKE BOX • MEGATOUCH • fb • wifi SNOWMOBILE TRAIL #6 ACCESS BY BRIDGE AT THOMA’S MINI MART & 24 HR. CREDIT CARD PUMPS BAR & KITCHEN 11:00 A.M. - CLOSE

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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.

Serving

Fresh Bakery

Hot & Ready Pasties

Breads • Muffins • Cookies

ON SATURDAYS

Hot & Ready Meals Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Coleslaw & Beans. AVAILABLE IN FAMILY SIZE PORTIONS OR SINGLE PORTIONS


bÄwx fâyyÉÄ~ TÄx [Éâáx Located in Downtown Ironwood Across from the Pocket Park

906-932-3198 oldesuffolk.com

Serving American & Italian Cuisine

Open Monday-Saturday 5:00 p.m.-Close Dinner Served Wednesday-Saturday 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

SPECIALS Wednesday – Pastas, Ravioli, Gnocchi, etc. Friday – Pan Fried Tilapia Saturday – “Slow Roasted” Prime Rib Au Jus

’s Joany

Sidekicks

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

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner OUTSTANDING BREAKFAST Country Steak • Omelets • Skillets All favorite traditional entrees

FRIDAY NIGHT

• HADDOCK OR COD • SHRIMP • OR COMBO $9.99 • PERCH • WHITE FISH PLATE $12.99 complete w/Soup & Salad Bar

SATURDAY NIGHT

• SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB OR TENDER BABY BACK RIBS Friday & Saturday, All Dinners complete w/Soup & Salad Bar

SUNDAY NIGHT

• DIFFERENT CHEF’S SPECIAL EVERY WEEK ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BROASTED CHICKEN SPECIAL SUNDAY— THURSDAY

— Nightly Homemade Italian & Delicious Pizzas — Also Complete Menu w/Specialty Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads and More!

’s Federico

Toni’s Place

Family Restaurant

• Homemade Specials Every Day • American & Italian Dishes • Homemade Hand-Dipped Fish Fry Friday • Homemade Pizza

Located in Downtown Ironwood on Business U.S. 2 112 W. Aurora Street, Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-5114

Food so good, you’ll think we stole your Mama! Take Outs Available

CLOSED MONDAYS

106 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, MI

906-932-0555

Ma’s Place Cafe U.S. Highway 2 • Wakefield, Michigan • (906)224-3000

Daily Specials

NORTHERN FRIED CHICKEN (not available on Fridays)

Ask about our Buckets To Go

FRIDAY FISH F RY We Offer A Fantastic –– OPEN DAILY ––

FULL MENU ALSO AVAILABLE

All Our Pies are Homemade.

Featuring:

Daily Specials • Homemade Entrees Friday Fish Fry

Call Daily for our Specials Open: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 6 a.m. -2 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 43


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

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

Open 7 Days A Week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Homemade Cooking Desserts • Soups Catering

One block south of U.S. 2 on Country Club Rd.

CLOSED

WINTER HOURS:

Open 11 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday SUNDAY AND MONDAY EXCEPT HOLIDAY WEEKENDS (WILL OPEN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES.)

Serving Lunch and Dinner Specials Homemade Soups • Friday Fish Fry All Day All-U-Can-Eat Buffet on Fridays starting at 5:00 p.m. WE CATER ANY OCCASION, YOUR PLACE OR OURS Open to the Public • Phone 906-932-3742

An e to get atosy place place to, a hard leave!

Million Dollar View!

We Have A Full Menu Nightly Wheelchair Accessible

CLOSED Sun.-Wed. Until January

Off of Snowmobile Trail 10

• Thursday - 1/2 price Pizza • Friday - Fish Fry • Saturday - Roast Duck served over Wild Rice

Sports TV * Fireplace * Full Liquor Bar Resort on Little Martha Lake

Dining, Motel and Bar beaverlodgemercerwi.com 2010 Beaver Lodge Road, Mercer, WI 54547 • (715) 476-2149

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Located on Hwy. 2 in Ironwood, MI • (906) 932-8400 Ashland, WI Superior, WI


down towne!

Purveyor of Great Food & Spirits 215 South Suffolk St. • Downtown Ironwood www.tacconellis.com

906-932-2101

REALLY DELIVERS! • Fried Chicken • Pizza • BBQ Ribs • Salads • Sandwiches West U.S. 2 – Next to the Bessemer VFW

906-663-9900

BREAKFAST FAVORITES: Bluegill & Eggs, Stuffed French Toast, Homemade Hash & Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy & Fisherman’s Feast LUNCH SPECIALTIES: French Dip, Hot Turkey Sandwich, Pulled Pork and Fresh Salads DINNER ENTREES: Full dinner menu with Steaks, Pasta, Ribs, Seafood, Spinach & Roasted Garlic Ravioli & Wild Mushroom Ravioli

16 UNIT MOTEL Including 2 Kitchen Suites on peaceful Boot Lake. Boats available for your convenience.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 7AM. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR RATES AND PACKAGE PLANS.

www.skyviewlodge.com • Email: skyviewldge@yahoo.com Located on Cty. Hwy. W Presque Isle, Wisconsin 54557

715-686-2928

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AROUND THE CORNER PUB (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 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 –

“All You Can Eat” Pub Chicken

With choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, & Breadstick

Hwy. W, Winchester

On Beautiful South Turtle Lake In Winchester, WI

715-686-2808 Open Thursday thru Sunday Dinner 4-10 p.m. Happy Hour Daily 3 p.m.

Thursday - Ribs, Seafood, Pasta Friday - Fish Fry & Seafood Special Saturday - Prime Rib, Alaskan King Crab, 8 oz. Coldwater Lobster Tails, Parmesan Encrusted Scallops and More Sunday - Roast Duck & Broasted Chicken

Taste of the North “People’s Choice Award” – 4 years running “Come & Taste the Difference” Gary on the Baby Grand Friday and Saturday Nights.

www.thebearbarlodge.com

Private Party Room Available. Call for Details.

You’re Only a Stranger once at Gooch’s -Chili -Daily Specials -Great Hamburgers

SNOWMOBILERS WELCOME

Stop in at a business that has the Snowmobilers Best Interest in mind Owner is a Groomer & Board member

Serving Food & Homemade Pizza

– Open 11am Daily – Closed Wednesday

6215 Hwy. M, Boulder Jct., WI 54512 (3 miles North of Boulder Jct) • 715-385-9288

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all the comforts of

home cookin’

Breakfast

Friday Fish Fry

Salads

Burgers

Sides

518 E. McLeod Avenue Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-3321

FULL MENU ALSO AVAILABLE

Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 47


Hoop N’ Holler Tavern

L Lake ake G Gogebic ogebic Area Area C hambe b ro ommerce Chamber off C Commerce

On the North End of Beautiful Lake Gogebic

WESTERN W ESTERN UPPER U PPER PENINSULA PENIN SU LA Bergland, B ergland, Michigan Michigan For For info: info: Snow Snow Report, R eport, Trail Trail Maps, Maps, Feb. Feb. 1 Radar Radar Run R un

VOTED People’s Choice #1“Best Pit Stop”

Phone: P hone: e 1-888-GOGEBIC 1-888-GOG GEBI C (464-3242) (464-3242)

www.lakegogebicarea.com w ww.lakegoge goog ogebicarea. a com m iinfo@lakegogebicarea.com nfo@lakegoge go bicarea.com go m O Over ver 2 250 50 iinches nches of of snow snow annually a nnually & hundreds hundreds of o f miles miles of of scenic scenic trails trails around around Lake La ke Gogebic Gogebic connecting connecting to to Lake Lake Superior, Superio r, The The Porkies, Pork ies, Copper Copper Harbor Harbo r and an d Wisconsin. Wisconsin.

West Shore Resort

• Cocktails • Tap Beer • Grilled Hamburgers & Other Food • Free Wifi • RV Sites w/Full Hook-ups • Clothing • Gas • Pontoon Rentals Furthest West Bar in Eastern Time Zone Your Hosts: George & Carolyn Maves Merriweather, MI 49949 • (906) 575-5555

Private Hot Tubs

“Your All-Season Vacation Accommodations” On Lake Gogebic N10960 State Hwy M-64 Marenisco, MI 49947

(906) 842-3336 (888) 813-7778

On Lake Gogebic

Email: stay@westshoreresort.com www.westshoreresort.com

• Heated Work Shop • 1, 2 & 3-Bedroom Cabins • Fireplaces/Dishwashers • Trail Permits & License • Live Bait/Tackle • Boat/Motor Rentals • Pontoon/Canoe Rentals • Kayak Rentals Your Host - Barry (Bear) Drews

N9426 St. Hwy M-64 • Marenisco, MI 49947 www.ninepinesresort.com (906)842-3361

LAKE GOGEBIC MOTEL

Marenisco, MI

Located right in Bergland, MI on Highway M-28

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

Fishtales Resort is located on Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula... Lakefront cottages, spacious rooms & full service Pub & Grub...Beautiful views-every season...

(906) 842-3366 www.fishtalesup.info

Lake Superior & the Porcupine Mountains are a half hour drive, with falls & miles of trout fishing & hiking trails. Snowmobile OUTSTANDING over 500 miles of groomed wilderness trails WALLEYE FISHING, that begin & end at our door. We are the PRIME DEER, BEAR, ideal location for your winter vacation... & PARTRIDGE and just a short driving distance to downhill skiing. Join us at any time of the year for HUNTING an experience you’ll never forget.

NEW OWNERS: Casey Yesney and Stephanie Schultz

Reservations: 906-575-3262

TIMBERLINE SPORTS • Parts • Service • Sales • Rentals • Clothing

Your Authorized Dealer! Hwy. M-28 • 2 miles West of Bergland P.O. Box 185, Bergland, Michigan 49910

(906) 575-3397 www.timberlinesport.net

HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9-8; Sun. 9-6

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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: thetimbersresort@sbcglobal.net www.thetimbersresort.com


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