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2016-17 Travel Guide for The Northwoods

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Good health. Great adventure.

Aspirus is here to help you enjoy every last slope, slide and festive sleigh ride. Through our NEW Aspirus Ironwood Clinic, we now provide Walk-In Care 7 days a week, from noon to 7pm. No appointments needed. For help finding the closest Aspirus Clinic or Hospital near you, call 800.847.4707 or visit

Aspirus Hospital Emergency Room 24/7 N10561 Grand View Lane Ironwood, MI 906.932.2525

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Aspirus Clinic & Walk-In N10565 Grand View Lane Ironwood, MI 906.932.2525

Aspirus Clinic 501 Granite Street Hurley, WI 715.561.2255

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Come Enjoy Presque Isle Karsyn’s Korner 24-HOUR PAY AT THE PUMP

On the Corner of Hwy B & W - Presque Isle

715-686-2480 ~ NEWLY REMODELED ~

Winter Hours: 6am-7pm Mon.-Sat.; 7am-6pm Sunday CHECK OUT OUR NEW BEER CAVE!

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Open at 11am ~ 7 Days A Week • Welcome Snowmobilers Chili • Burgers • Pizzas & more – FRIDAY SHRIMP NIGHT – Sandwiches • Soup of the Day – HAPPY HOUR 4 to 6PM – PACKER PARTIES or SUNDAY FUN DAY

(715) 686-2423 Downtown Presque Isle


Lodge & Supper Club Located on Cty. Hwy. W - Presque Isle, WI 54557




715-686-2928 A DESTINATION FOR ALL FOUR SEASONS! ~ Serving BREAKFAST, LUNCH 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




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INDEX A&A Hardware Abelman Clothing & Footwear ABR, Inc. America’s Best Value Inn Antonio’s Restaurant Arbor Vitae Homes Around The Corner Pub Aspirus Grand View Bad River Lodge & Casino Barber Road Stables Ben Franklin Ben’s Place Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Big Snow Resorts Big Valley Ford Chrysler Borseth Properties Branding Iron Burgers Bar & Grill C & M Oil/U.S. 2 Service Center Char’s Cafe Christ Lutheran Parish Citizen State Bank Cloverland Motor Sports, Inc. Creative Spirits Rubberstamping & More Days Inn Downtown Art Place Earla’s Restaurant Elk and Hound Gateway Lodge Giovanoni’s True Value Hardware Gogebic Community College Gogebic-Iron Airport Golden Dragon Great Northern Motel/ Wolf’s Den Restaurant Haven North Condos Headwater’s Polaris Hitt’s Fine Furniture Hobby Wheel Hoeft Construction Hoop N’ Holler Tavern Hotel Chequamegon/ Molly Coopers Iron County Community Credit Union




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Iron Ink Tattoo Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus Jane Carlson-Ballone/ The Real Estate Store Joe’s Pasty Shop JW’s BBQ & Brew Karsyn’s Korner Convenience Station Keenagers Konteka Black Bear Resort and Dining Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce Lake Gogebic Motel & Sled Rental Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

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Lake Tomahawk Meat Market Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co. Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Liberty Bell Chalet Link’s Family Smokehouse Logger’s Alley Lutey’s Flower Shop Ma’s Place Maplewood Steakhouse Marenisco Township Michigan State Police Post 86 Mike’s Family Restaurant Milltown Bar & Grill Northwind Natural Foods Co-op Northwoods Accents Olde Suffolk Ale House Olkie’s Bar Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church P.I. Pub Plunkett’s Pest Control Presque Isle Chamber Presque Isle Yacht Club Quality Inn Rigoni’s Bakery Sharon’s Coffee Company Silver Properties Sisu Skifest Skyview Lodge & Supper Club Smokey’s SS Sport Store, Inc. St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Steigers Ace Hardware Stormy Kromer Sunday Lake Supermarket Sylvania Outfitters, Inc. Tacconelli’s To Go Pizza & Deli The Porkies Ski Hill The Real Estate Store The Timber’s Resort Timberline Sports Twilly’s Sports Bar Uptown Café Your Place Rental Z Place Gallery



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The sun sets over a frozen Lake Superior at Black River Harbor.

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 and Jan Tucker For more information about this guide or other products from the Daily Globe, visit, call 906-932-2211 or email: • Sue Mizell, Publisher, • Larry Holcombe, Managing Editor, • Heidi Ofstad, Advertising Manager, 2016-17 Travel Guide for The Northwoods

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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, crosscountry 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 — 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 immigrant miners and loggers carved out a life in bustling communities in the 1880s, 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, Whitecap 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. 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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Dec. 15 tentative opener has been set for the 52nd year of skiing at Big Powderhorn Mountain near Bessemer. With an annual snowfall averaging 214 inches, there’s always plenty of fluff for skiers and snowboarders on the slopes near the county seat in Gogebic County. The operators of the hill shoot for a 100-day ski season that could run longer if snow arrives early and stays late. First opening for the 1963-’64 winter season, Big Powderhorn recently invested in a multi-million dollar upgrade of its facility, building the Gun Barrel Lodge — a modern, energy-efficient and skier-friendly lodge designed to enhance visitors’ experiences. The main lodge is located right next to the three ski lifts, with the beginners’ area right at the base of the lodge. Inside, the lodge features heated concrete floors, as well as three fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit. The main draw to the resort is the 253 skiable acres — the most in Big Snow Country — with 33 trails and two terrain parks. It has an uphill capacity of 10,800 skiers per hour, and the longest run of a full mile. To access the runs, there are nine double chairlifts and a beginner handle tow. Page 6 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

The hill also features a lighted, outdoor ice rink. On New Year’s Eve, there’s a torchlight parade and fireworks over the mountain. Locally owned, and managed by avid skiers with over 40 years of ski experience, Big Powderhorn has become a favorite with locals — serving as the home hill for the high school ski team. The resort operators make snow over 93 percent of the terrain. It boasts a grooming department that takes pride in the snow conditions every night for the next day of skiing. The hill also offers an award-winning, professional ski patrol.

The lodging, condos and houses surrounding the hill are capable of housing up to 2,000 people Food is available at the Caribou Resort and Bar, the Hideout Grill and bar in the Gun Barrel Lodge; along with live music and other entertainment. Ironwood and Hurley are only a few miles away, as are Bessemer and Wakefield. Rental ski and snowboard equipment is available, along with lessons. Big Powderhorn also hosts special events and weddings. For more information, visit Big Powderhorn’s website,, or call 906-932-4838 or 800-501-7669.

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Porcupine Mountains

2015-2016 SKI HILL RATES SEASON PASSES Individual $175

Family $395

LIFT TICKETS Full Day Adult $39 Full Day Junior (17 and Under) $30 Half Day Adult (1pm-5pm) $30 Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 7

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BIG SNOW COUNTRY SKI RESORTS Indianhead Mountain Resort / Blackjack Ski Area wo years after merging, two Big Snow Country ski resorts are ready for the 2016-’17 winter season. Indianhead Mountain Resort, near Wakefield, and Blackjack Ski Area, near Bessemer, separated by about five miles, are offering a season ticket that covers both ski areas. The one-ticket package is good for both resorts, billed as a “single ski and snowboard experience.” Called Big Snow Resorts, guests can purchase an interchangeable ticket.


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ski trails SkiING ABR is full service ski touring center with 70km of trails located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood Michigan. We offer skate/classic combination trails along with singletrack classic and even snowshoeing and multi-use/ skijoring trails.

Skis, Poles, and Boots We sell and service a full line of Fischer, Salomon, Atomic, Madshus, Peltonen and Alpina skis and boots and Swix and Exel Poles. Bindings include all of the SNS and Pilot lines, NNN and NIS. Demos and rentals are available in most of the product lines including the high end race skis and boots: “Try before you buy”.






Michigan State Police Wakefield Post #86 “Service With a Purpose Since 1917.” Serving Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties

Old Fashioned in Store SMOKE HOUSE WORLD FAMOUS BEEF JERKY Your Meat Headquarters • Turkeys • Hams • Homemade Sausage - Fresh & Smoked • Fresh Meats • Cheese • Smoked Products OPEN YEAR ROUND


Hwy 47, Lake Tomahawk, WI


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Continued page 8 was The terrain park from at Indianhead the 2014 OnTheSnow Visitors’ Choice pick for Best in the Midwest. Indianhead was also named Best Overall Ski Resort in the Midwest by OnTheSnow visitors. Adult passes cost $409 after Oct. 31 and just $209 for ages 13-21. Children 12 and under can ski for $129. Senior rates (65 and over) are $379. Family passes are $999. Along with Big Powderhorn Mountain near Bessemer and Whitecap Mountain, near Upson, Wis., Blackjack and Indianhead make up the big four of major skiing destinations in Big Snow Country. Blackjack Ski Area boasts a vertical drop of 490 feet, spread over 170 acres. The bigger Indianhead has a 638foot vertical drop over 230 acres. That 230 acres provides ample room for 30 wide open runs, with 15 Expert Black Runs, 10 Intermediate Blue Runs and five Beginner Green Runs Page 10 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

The area averages more than 200 inches of annual snowfall. Blackjack has seen a revitalization in the past few winters under new ownership and Indianhead was voted Best Family Resort in the Midwest in 2013

by readers of Both resorts also offer terrain parks for those wanting to test their limits. Call 1-800-346-3426 for information on the two hills or to purchse ski passes.

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E5560 Airport Road

Phone: (906) 932-3121

Ironwood, MI 49938

Fax: (906) 932-4401

Offering daily, non-stop flights to Chicago & Minneapolis

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rom downhill skiing, to snowboarding, to cross country skiing, Whitecap Mountain has it

all. Located in Iron County, Whitecap features 43 downhill ski runs, from double black diamond expert trails, to easy slopes for beginners, as well as a cross country skiing trail. The trail is groomed twice a day and leaves straight from the lodge. Weather depending, Whitecap would like to begin the ski season around Thanksgiving. 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 trailside 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 magic carpet lift for smaller skiers. Page 12 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

The main lodge restaurant and bakery/deli are open during ski season, along with full service ski and snowboard rental and repair 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 every-

body at every skill level, and skiers report they like how the area for beginners is separate 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 715-5612227, or visit

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A ROUND T HE C ORNER P UB (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!

• 80 Room Hotel • Large Parking Lot • On Snowmobile Trail • Hot Tub

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MT. ZION SKI AREA Gogebic Community College ocated on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Mt. Zion is the oldest winter recreation complex in Big Snow Country. Owned and operated by GCC, Mt. Zion is open to the public. This complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management program. Mt. Zion is well known for very reasonable rates, numerous programs to teach children to ski and snowboard, and a snowtubing park. Mt. Zion has 10 slopes and trails that allow people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to ski or snowboard. There is a chairlift and a pair of tow ropes. The tubing park includes three chutes and another tow rope so you don’t have to trudge back up to the top of the hill. Quality ski and snowboard rentals are available, as is access to the snack bar. There is also a free cross country ski trail for folks to use.


Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula

Divine Infant Living Center, dba KeenAgers Corp. Open to All Faiths!

In addition to group rates, GCC students are allowed to ski or snowboard for free, as are senior citizens 62 years and older. Students in the SAM program run the facility, learning snowmaking and grooming as part of maintaining the hill. The SAM program also manages the ski hill at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The SAM program provides technical and academic study, as well as internships at major ski resorts in the Midwest and others throughout the country. SAM students earn credits through onsite training classes such as 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 through an agreement with Northern Michigan University in Marquette. For more information, visit

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Ashland Welcomes You Dine with us & enjoy the Views of Lake Superior

OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH & DINNER Serving 11:00 am To Close

On Wisconsin’s Beautiful Lake Superior

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OPEN ALL YEAR! 715-682-9095 • 800-946-5555 101 Lake Shore Dr. W., Ashland, WI 54806 •


The Quality Inn is your journey’s end! We are located 100 feet from the rustic shoreline where you will find a pleasant, scenic, relaxing yearround vacation and outdoor sports enthusiast destination. Book your summer vacation, wedding, or family reunion with us today!

HOTEL AMENITIES • 24-hour front desk • Covered lakeside balcony rooms available • Exercise facility • Indoor swimming pool • Indoor Jacuzzi

• Adjacent restaurant with banquet facilities • Free high-speed Ethernet in all guest rooms • Interior/exterior corridor rooms • Truck/RV parking

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BANQUET & EVENT CENTER • Weddings • Groom Dinners • Gift Openings • Bridal/Baby Showers • Retirement Parties • School Dances

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• Graduation • Birthday Parties • Holiday Parties • Retreats • Funeral Receptions • Just to name a few!

Accommodations up to 150. Dividable into three separate sections or able to open as a whole restaurant space is almost endless. You pick the room(s) and the set, we will do the rest with tables, linens, chairs, audio, video and much more!

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SNOWMOBILING Gogebic County, Michigan he revitalized Gogebic Range Trail Authority met in October and is seeking new members to assist with trail work and to fill in as snowmobile trail groomers, according o the president of the organization. Steve Hamilton, of Wakefield, said the club will no longer do business as the Western Upper Peninsula Snowshakers and has returned to the GRTA name that had been used for the previous 40 years. Hamilton said the club recently received more than $250,000 in funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ snowmobile trail program. He said the funds will be used for major grooming equipment repairs, constructing a bridge on Trail 160 in north


Ironwood that was damaged by the July 11-12 storm, beaver abatement near Marenisco and trail work in the Indianhead Mountain and Wakefield areas. “The Michigan DNR and GRTA have maintained constant communication to address these major concerns for the upcoming snowmobile season, but it will not be enough,” Hamilton said, urging more community support. The GRTA “is actively seeking new members to help with upcoming trail improvement work to fill critical groomer operator positions and help with fundraising events,” he said. “The GRTA needs immediate community membership and support from Gogebic County residents to insure the backbone of the local economy not only



survives, but thrives,” Hamilton said. The club grooms trails that connect with other systems throughout the county, “The GRTA has worked to provide its membership with funding and the resources required to operate an elite trail grooming program, but the GRTA needs groomer operators and volunteers to see the mission through,” he said. Hamilton said an entirely new GRTA board of directors was elected earlier this year and within 90 days, it paid off two-thirds of the organization’s debt. The club also provides snowmobilers with daily update on trails. For more information, call 608-5776653 or visit

US2 Service, Ironwood

C&M Oil, Bessemer 2


Take Gogebic Range Trail Authority Snowmobile Trail #2 to get to 2 great locations!

- Diesel Fuel - Mobil Distribution - Tires - Fuel Oil - Service Department Mufflers, Exhaust Systems, and Computerized Wheel Alignment


U.S. 2 SERVICE CENTER BESSEMER 667-0222 • 932-0700 IRONWOOD TOLL FREE 1-800-272-8431

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Fun in Ewen / Bruce Crossing LOGGER’S ALLEY BAR & GRILL


A Family Friendly Place OPEN NOON - 9 P.M.

Dining – Bowling – Pool – Darts – Parties

FRIDAY FISH FRY Justin and Heather Borseth Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

(906) 827-9958

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

Bruce Crossing, MI 906-827-3360

Homemade Pizzas, Subs, Burgers, Wings, Italian Beef, Prime Rib Sandwiches and More


LAUNDROMAT, GYM & TANNING Bruce Crossing, Michigan


BIGEwen, VALLEY Michigan Towing • Parts • Accessories • Body Repair

Where Thousands Have Saved Millions! The Selection You Expect .... The Sale Price You Want ... The Service You Deserve. Hwy. M-28 • P.O. Box 200 • Ewen, MI 49925 800-562-7112 Everyone has a car. We have better service. Full Service Warranty Dealer! Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 17

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SNOWMOBILING Iron County, Wisconsin ith Hurley and Mercer serving as hubs, Iron County offers more than 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Called the Snow Capital of Wisconsin, annual snowfall often exceeds 200 inches. The county is the heart of excellent snowmobiling with trails connecting with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Vilas, Price and Ashland counties. With plenty of lodging and snowmobile rentals, the county comes alive with sleds during snowy winter weekends. Snow-blanketed forests filled with the sights and sounds of the Wisconsin Northwoods are what allure many snowmobilers to Iron County. The Iron County Forestry Department, along with the White Thunder


Riders and the Mercer Sno Goers, groom some of the most scenic trails in the country. From the Iron Horse Trail in Hurley, the ride to Saxon and Gurney covers 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 out of Hurley along the Michigan 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 mining towns of Montreal, Pence and Iron

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Belt, with a unique opportunity to view the Plummer Mine headframe, the only remaining such structure in Wisconsin. Heading further south, the trail leads to Mercer, the Loon Capital of the world and a bustling small town eager to welcome riders. 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 Turtle Flambeau Flowage. This trail meanders through beautifully wooded, well-groomed trails. Also in the southern section of Iron County, Springstead, located on Trail 182, welcomes riders to enjoy wellmarked trails that wander through dense, snow-covered forests for a unique winter experience.


“The Mall Without Walls”

• Hardware • Houseware • Small Appliances • Lawn Equipment • Sporting Goods Department • Tools • Nifty Gift Shop •

~ OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ~ 303 Silver St., Hurley, WI


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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

BIG POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT LOCAL SKI DAYS Sunday - Thursday Every Week Excluding Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 (Valid ID is required for local ski days)

Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties in Michigan and Iron, Ashland and Bayfield Counties in Wisconsin

$30.00 lift ticket $5.00 ski/snowboard rental with purchase of lift ticket 33 trails and 10 lifts

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY AT CARIBOU LODGE! Lunch served every day 11-3 at the Hideout Bar & Grill – Breakfast served daily


1702 Hwy. 45 North, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540




• Weddings • Anniversaries • Corporate Functions • School Functions • Sporting Events • Holiday Parties • Proms • Reunions

BIG POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT N11375 Powderhorn Road, Bessemer, MI 49911 CALL US AT: 906.932.4838/800.501.7669 E-MAIL:

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SNOWMOBILING Ontonagon County, Michigan


nowmobiling in Ontonagon County continues to grow in popularity, as visitors come from many states to enjoy the ride. The hub of snowmobiling in the south end of Ontonagon County revolves around the Bergland area and Lake Gogebic. The impact of the sport can be seen during the winter in front of gas stations, motels, bars and restaurants.

Sylvania Outfitters, Inc. CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER * 24 KM of “TIDD-TECH” GROOMED TRAILS FOR THE CLASSICAL SKIER Connects to an Additional 32 K of Ungroomed Ski Trails In the Sylvania Wilderness * SKI SHOP & SKI RENTALS * HOT & COLD DRINKS AND SNACKS AVAILABLE 1 Mile West of Watersmeet, Michigan On U.S. Hwy. 2


Open Daily 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

ABELMAN &Clothing Footwear The Northface • Columbia • Kuhl • Sorel Keen • Baffin • Ugg • Merrell

Quality Clothing and Footwear for the Entire Family!

Shop Us Online 327 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, MI 49911 • (906) 663-4411 • (800) 313-4776 HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 9am-5pm; Fri. 9am-6:30pm; Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. Closed Page 20 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

Businesses in Bergland call the first snowfall each year “white gold.” The key to bringing snowmobilers back each year is great grooming and Gogebic Area Grooming is the snowmobile club which grooms more than 160 miles of trails. George Maves has been in charge of grooming for GAG for the past 27 years and oversees three groomers, seven operators and two mechanics. Grooming starts late in the afternoon and runs all night, every night, as long as there is snow. They groom both sides of Lake Gogebic, all the way to Presque Isle, Tula on M-28, the South Boundary Road to Ewen and the Norwich Road on 13. The financial impact of snowmobiling business has been estimated by the Michigan Snowmobiling Association at $250,000 a mile. Bergland draws snowmobilers from many states, including Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The North Country Snowmobile Club grooms 110 miles of trails in north Ontonagon County covering South Boundary Road, Greenland, Porkies, White Pine and surrounding areas.

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Rigoni’s Bakery Celebrating 45 years in business! Thanks for Your Patronage! See us for all your Fresh: • Breads • Rolls • Pastries • Pasties • • Cookies • Pies • Cupcakes • We Ship Pasties Anywhere

Let us do that special occasion cake for you! 110 S. Suffolk St., Downtown Ironwood 906-932-3810

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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 offers five loops totaling 25 kilometers of skiing for striders and skaters. Lake effect snow provides the area with snow that tends to arrive earlier, pile deeper and last longer than anywhere else in the Midwest. The rolling terrain offers trails for all levels of skiing from expert to novice.  There are four marked snowshoe trails with 14 kilometers of expert to novice trails. All trails can be accessed at the chalet trailhead. There are also trailheads behind Aspirus Grand View Hospital and along Summit Road. Volunteers with the Wolverine Nordic Ski Club maintain and groom the trail system. The nonprofit group promotes Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking and lifelong physical fitness. The club also supports ski programs in the schools. The suggested trail donation is $10 a day and children ages 12 and younger ski free. A season pass/membership is available.  There is a warming chalet located on Sunset Road with a view of the historic wooden ski jump structure that was part of the club’s original activities. There are cookies and hot chocolate available in the chalet. The chalet is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the ski season. Wolverine will host the Aspirus Grand View YooperBeiner snowshoe race on Jan. 16.  For more information visit, call 906-932-0509 or email at Maps and membership forms are available at

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Trailhead and Cabin Trailhead, the site of the chalet built of logs cut and prepared by club members. The chalet has a changing room and wax bench, wood stove and hot chocolate. It is usually open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the 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 the Warm-Up Trail, the Cabin Trail, part of the Wolf Loop, and through the field. A bonfire and wood stove, hot chocolate and other refreshments will await skiers at the cabin. Trail use is free for this event. Volunteers groom trails as conditions allow. Hiking, snowshoeing and dogs are allowed only on untracked portions of trails. Suggested daily trail-use donation is $8 per adult, $5 per child, $1 per dog and $20

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Uller Trail Uller Trail runs through the Penokee Range, 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 in Upson at Weber Lake at the base of Whitecap Mountains downhill ski resort, just off County E. The trail runs east into the Pence area, with another trailhead off Hoyt Road north of Wisconsin 77. The Penokee Rangers, a volunteer or-

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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-kilometer 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 or

ABR Trails ABR Trails are located in Erwin Township, just south of Ironwood, at E5299 W. Pioneer Road. Cross country skiers at the Active Backwoods Retreats will find trails

groomed for classic and skating styles that run through the woods and some along the Montreal River, in the area of Ironwood’s Norrie Park. More than 70 kilometers 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 or call 906-932-3502.

Miners Memorial Heritage Park The Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood features a groomed, easy trail for for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The park encompasses former iron ore mining locations within the city. The Miners Ski Trail (4.3 km) includes the the Aurora loop (1.6 km) and the Pabst loop (1.8 km). The Red Devil and Pabst Blue Ribbon snowshoe trails cover 4.5 km. The Miners trailhead begins at Lorenson Baseball Field off Ayer Street in Ironwood. Various activities of the annual Sisu Ski

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Western Gateway Trail Winter silent sport enthusiasts will have one more option when exploring the western Upper Peninsula with the opening of the first phase of the Western Gateway Trail. The 2.5-mile section of trail runs from the Montreal River to roughly the Ironwood city limit. Open to snowshoeing and back-country cross-country skiing, the lack of a groomer means the trail will be difficult for traditional cross-country skiers. Trail supporters hope to find a volunteer groomer for future use. The trail runs mostly through wooded areas, however, the numerous intersections it crosses offer users multiple access points to tailor the length of the trail to any distance. The trail is the first part of a regional trail that is planned to run between the ski trails in Montreal Wis., and Sunday Lake in Wakefield. Supporters also hope to have the Western Gateway Trail connect to several trails running throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, including the Iron Belle Trail, which runs between Detroit and Ironwood.

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ross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing are all part of winter in the Porcupine Mountain State Park. The 92 square miles that make up the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are a cross-country skiing paradise. Explore more than 87 miles of designated cross-country ski trails. Enjoy sweeping hilltop vistas of Lake Superior. Glide quietly through glades of thick hemlocks. See waterfalls transformed by the cold of winter. Snowshoers looking for a true back-country experience will love the Porcupine Mountains. The 60,000-acre state park combines with hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest lands to form one of the Midwest’s largest true wilderness areas. Beginning Dec. 26 there is also lantern light cross-country skiing on Saturday nights throughout the winter. The guided trek will stop halfway through for a bonfire and some warm Page 26 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

refreshments. Winter also features some great snowmobiling in the Porkies. There are more than 1,000 miles of snowmobile trails in the area. Camping, thought by many to be a summer experience alone, is also available in the winter at the Porkies. There are yurts accessible by trail. These sturdy tent-like structures that provide campers with a snug, weather-tight shelter. The 16-foot diameter yurts are available winter and summer, sleep four people and are equipped with bunk beds, mattresses, wood stove, axe, bow saw and cooking and eating utensils. Running water and electricity are not available but an outhouse is nearby and wood is provided for heat. For more information contact the Porcupine Mountain State Park at 906-885-5275 Monday through Friday 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. or visit

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ICE FISHING alleyes, northern pike and other gamefish can pose a feast or famine situation for fishermen through the ice. Northern pike are plentiful on the Gogebic Range and can be relatively easy to pull through the ice hole on a winter day, but walleyes can be more finicky. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources advises doing a little homework and finding a hotspot. Lake Gogebic and the Gile Flowage provide a lot of pike, but most anglers seek walleyes and panfish, as well. Most lakes in Gogebic County and Iron County, Wis., contain pike in solid numbers. Northern pike will suspend in the water column. They can be found along deep rocky bars, but for the most part are going to be associated with vegetation. Vegetation is where food generally is located in the form of baitfish and also provides concealment for a stalking predator, like northern pike. In most inland lakes, vegetation extends to depths of 10 to 15 feet. Find vegetation like skunk-weed and northern pike will be there, as well. Many anglers set tip-ups place with the bait a certain distance off the bottom. For example, say the water depth is 12 feet. Find bottom and set the bait one or two feet off bottom. If fishing in vegetation, a general rule is to think in halves. For 12 feet of water, place the bait at six feet. Predators like


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northern pike cruise the water column. Even if they are near the bottom, they can find prey above them. In shallows, especially during early ice, northern pike will frequent water less than five feet deep. Place one tip-up shallow. Another simple way to catch pike is to use the bottom half of a rod, with a regular spincast reel. Simply stick the rod in the snow and place a bobber in the hole, adjusting the bait at the desired level. When the bobber begins bouncing as the pike takes the minnow or chub, let the fish make a run, then give the rod a firm jerk and the hook will be set. The drag should be set rather loosely and the fish will likely tire out faster than in the summer. Northern pike are usually active all day. Show up at noon and the fish should cooperate. They’ll take live bait or bite on dead smelt or chub heads. Fishermen should be careful when handling pike. Because their teeth are every bit as sharp as those of the musky, the ice can quickly turn red if the fish aren’t handled with gloves. Pike fillets in a skillet are second to none, but they require removal of troublesome “Y” bones. Learn to remove them or have an expert to do the job of cleaning the fish.

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t takes some sisu to take part in this challenging but fun race. The eighth Sisu Ski Fest is set for Jan. 6-8, 2017, 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 distances of the main races have changed, they are now 31K and 15K events. There are also Sisu Combined (ski and snowshoe), a 5K snowshoe race, a 5K and 2K showshoe tour and the Depot Dash (kids fun ski event). Snowshoeing races will be held at Miners Memorial Heritage Park Trails in Ironwood. They are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The Depot Dash is Friday, Jan. 6, and is free for children 10 and under. It will be at Ironwood’s Depot Park. Also Sunday, the Sisu Dirt Crew mountain bike club will host a Fat Bike Demo in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. It’s free and new this year. Registration may be done online or at the Ironwood Memorial Building on Jan. 6 from 4 p.m. 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 for more information. A link to the registration form is available there.


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JACK FROST FESTIVAL he center of Ironwood’s Jack Frost Festival every year is the Festival of Lights parade. The parade will be on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., beginning at the Carnegie Library on Aurora Street and continuing through downtown Ironwood. The 22nd annual Jack Frost Festival is themed “A Patriotic Christmas” with a focus on the spirit of the season and its interaction with important historical events in the U.S. World War II veteran and “2016 U.P. Veteran of the Year” Thomas DeCarlo will be this year’s Parade Grand Marshal. The festival features a variety of holiday-themed activi-


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ties in the days leading up to the parade, including dressing up the downtown in lights and decorations. The festivities begin in November with the tree lighting ceremony in the Depot Park in Ironwood, set for Wednesday, November 16, at 6 p.m. In the weeks leading up to the parade there will be gingerbread making workshops and a gingerbread house contest, with winners announced the night of the parade. After the parade, the Gogebic Range Concert Band will perform that evening at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. And, as always, keep an eye out for Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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SNOWMOBILE OLYMPUS he Ironwood Olympus snowmobile races are set for two weekends this winter. First, they will host the Pro Vintage Racing Dec. 31, 2016. The next weekend, Jan. 7-8, 2017 will have the USSA-TLR Cup Race. Organizers added a Factory 600 class. The races are at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds on the


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The first night, Dec. 2, starts with judging of the lighting contest and youth dances. Saturday events include children’s time, where kids participate in crafts, games and cookie decorating. Other Saturday activities include a craft fair, Reindeer Run, fireworks, hay rides, a

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PAT O’DONNELL CIVIC CENTER he Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, located on the campus of Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, provides a location for community members to enjoy open skating during the winter months. The center, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013, also hosted roller skating this past summer. The O’Donnell ice rink is home of the Ironwood Fighting Yoopers junior hockey team, and also offers a venue for numerous one-day events like concerts, circuses and home and trade shows. The center is supported by taxpayers’ millage and it was constructed primarily as a recreational center for youth of the Gogebic Range. The building contains around 28,000 square feet with an ice surface of 17,000 square feet. There is also bleacher seating for 1,000 people, plus additional seating for as many as 2,000, if required, at floor level for large gatherings. Open skating is already under way, with normal scheduled hours to begin the second week of November, running through mid-March.


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

Nov. 15-30 •Firearm deer season in Michigan.


Nov. 16 •22nd annual Jack Frost Festival of Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6 p.m., Ironwood Depot Park.

Nov. 19 •Firearm deer season opens in Wisconsin. •Mercer Lioness Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mercer Community Center, Mercer, Wis. 715-476-2564. •St. Isaac Jogues ChiliFest and Pie Sale, 5 to 8 p.m., St. Isaac Jogues, Mercer, Wis.

Nov. 25 •28th annual Christmas Walk, 5 to 8 p.m., Downtown Boulder Junction. or 715-385-2400.

Nov. 26 •Christmas Walk Kids Day, 11 a.m to 2 p.m., Boulder Junction Community Center. or 715-385-2400.

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

Dec. 1 •Snowmobile trails open in Michigan, weather permitting.

Dec. 2 •22nd annual Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade, 6 p.m., Gingerbread house display, Gogebic Range Concert Band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, downtown Ironwood.


he YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The event is held at Wolverine Ski Trails in Ironwood Township. There is a 10K race, a 5K race and a 5K tour along with a kids race. It is sanctioned by the United States Snowshoe Association. It is a part of the free Braveheart Snowshoe Race Series. The event starts at 11 a.m. Bib pick-up is Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visit for more information. A registration form is available at

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Dec. 11 •23rd annual BJ Children’s Christmas Party, 1:30 to 3 p.m., community center, Boulder Junction, Wis.

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Dec. 24 •Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing and Snowshoeing, one mile loop with hot refreshments and campfire at warming shelter, at Porcupine Mountain State Park,



he popular Book Across the Bay will be held Feb. 18. Skiers and snowshoers trek 10 kilometers from Ashland to Washburn across the Chequamegon Bay. Ashland is located 40 miles to the west of the Gogebic Range. The race goes over the frozen surface of Lake Superior and is held at night with light provided by the stars in



the sky and up to 1,000 candles in luminaria along the route. The course is groomed for classic and skate style skiing. The race starts at Maslowski Beach along U.S. 2 on the west side of Ashland. The finish line is in Washburn at Thompson’s West End Park. Visit for more information.

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Dec. 30 •Old-Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing and Snowshoeing, one mile loop with hot refreshments and campfire at warming shelter, at Porcupine Mountain State Park,

Dec. 31 •Pro Vintage Snowmobile Racing. Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood.

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

Jan. 7-8 •Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus, professional snowmobile races, Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood.

Jan. 7-8 •Sisu Ski Fest, with 31-kilometer full cross-country ski race and 15K Heikki Lunta race, beginning at ABR Ski Trails, Erwin Township, ending in downtown Ironwood.

Jan. 14

Feb. 17-18

•Aspirus Grand View YooperBeiner snowshoe race, Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails, Ironwood Township.

•Ninth annual Frozen Tozen, Boulder Junction Winter Park. or 715385-2400.

Jan. 28

Feb. 18

•Candlelight Ski, 6-9 p.m., MECCA Trails, Mercer, Wis. Free trail use.

•Book Across the Bay, 6 p.m., 10-kilometer classic and skate-skiing event, travels from Ashland, Wis. to Washburn, Wis.

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

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MARCH •Open skating offered Fridays, Saturdays from 6-8:30 p.m., Sundays from 6:30-8:30

p.m., and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood Township.

March 19 •Corn Beef Sandwich Luncheon, noon, St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, Mercer. 715-476-2697.

April 8 •Boulder Junction Lioness Club Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt, 9 to 11 a.m., community center, Boulder Junction, Wis. •Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra in concert, “Serious Music for Serious Times” 8 p.m., Ashland, Wis.

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MICHIGAN IRONWOOD Apostolic Lutheran. 326 W. Aurora. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Bible study; 10:45 a.m. worship service. 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 99:30 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 Living Water Missionary Assembly. 236 S. Mansfield. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bible study; 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 churches.




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 THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS A COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE. CALL ANY CHURCH FOR LOCATION. ELCA

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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. 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 a.m., worship service, 9:15 a.m., Sunday School and Bible Study; 10:30 a.m., worship service. Wesley United Methodist. 500 E. McLeod. Sunday, adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m., service, 11 a.m., kids club, Wednesday after school. Woodland Church (BGC). N10234 Curry St., Sunday Bible study, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship follows. 906-932-1102. 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. 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). Sunday worship, 8:30 a.m. with fellowship following. BRUCE CROSSING Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday School, noon, worship, 1 p.m. Communion second Sunday. Bruce Crossing Bible 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-Day Adventist. 31369 N Firesteel. Saturday church service, 10 a.m. Bible study, Saturday, 11:15 a.m. Page 42 – Winter Fun & Dining Guide

MARENISCO St. Catherine’s Catholic. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. MASS CITY St. Paul’s Lutheran. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Weekly Communion. ONTONAGON Assembly of God. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, youth group and adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Catholic. Michigan Avenue and Pine Street. Daily Masses: Monday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.; confessions, Saturday, 11 a.m., and half an hour before each Mass. Redeemer Free Lutheran. Sunday worship, 9 a.m., Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran (Missouri). Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday, church school, 3:30 p.m., service, 7 p.m. Siloa Lutheran (ELCA). Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; church school, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. 906-884-2655. United Methodist. Sunday, 9 a.m., Contemporary worship, 7 p.m. PAYNESVILLE Our Saviour Lutheran (ELCA). 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. 906988-2594. United Presbyterian. Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; communion, first Sunday of the month. WAINOLA Lutheran. Saturday, 5 p.m. Communion, first and third Saturdays. WAKEFIELD All Saints Lutheran (ELCA). Saturday worship, 5:30 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.

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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.

WISCONSIN HURLEY First Presbyterian. Sunday, 9:15 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. St. Mary’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m., Sunday Mass, 7 and 11 a.m., Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m., Thursday, 8 a.m., Friday, 8 a.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran (Wisconsin). Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. KIMBALL Good Shepherd Community Apostolic Lutheran. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Bible study 10 a.m. Communion first Sunday. LAC DU FLAMBEAU Bible Baptist. Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m. LAND O’LAKES Hope Lutheran (LCMS). 1764 U.S. 45, just north of County B. Divine service, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, call 906-5442259 or visit for schedule. Land O’ Lakes Bible Church. 5937 U.S. 45. Sunday school 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday afternoon prayer, 5 p.m.; Thursday table talk and Bible study 6:30 p.m. 715-5473183. 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. 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 Living Hope. Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, Bible study, 7 p.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 grades. Open to students of all faiths! Call: (906) 932-3200

Frank Kordek, OFM

All Are Welcome - Worship With Us: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8am Mass Saturday - 4pm Vigil Mass Sunday - 7am & 11am Mass Tuesday - 5:30pm Mass Sunday - 8:45am Saxon, WI

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. St. Mary is a warm, welcoming, faith community. 404 Iron Street, Hurley, Wisconsin 54534 • 715-561-2606 Winter Fun & Dining Guide – Page 43

Winter Dining!

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Monday-Saturday 5am-6pm; Sunday 5am-3pm 112 W. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI 49938 • 906-932-5114

Family Restaurant • Homemade Specials Every Day • American & Italian Dishes • Homemade Hand-Dipped Fish Fry Friday FOOD SO GOOD, YOU’LL THINK WE STOLE YOUR MAMA! ~Take Outs Available~ CLOSED MONDAYS

106 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, MI

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Located in Downtown Ironwood Across from the Pocket Park Serving American & Italian Cuisine

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

We Offer A Fantastic

Daily Specials



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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 Saturday – “Slow Roasted” Prime Rib Au Jus 906-932-3198

• 4.5 Stars from Trip Advisor • Rated in the top 24 U.P. restaurants • Top winner of the Taste of the Gogebic Range

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7 DAYS A WEEK! Open 7am-5pm Monday-Saturday; 7am-3pm Sunday

Our New East Wing Cocktail Lounge OPEN FRIDAY & SATURDAY ~ DINNER MENU 4-8 P.M. 122 Silver St., Hurley, Wisconsin • (715) 561-5500

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


Open 11 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday Serving Lunch and Dinner Specials Homemade Soups • Friday Fish Fry All Day WE CATER ANY OCCASION, YOUR PLACE OR OURS Open to the Public • Phone 906-932-3742

BESSEMER! As Good As It Gets! We now have an off-premise liquor license. Purchase your favorite beer, wine or wine cooler & enjoy at home.

~ 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


We’re W e’re Open Open Y Ye Year-Round ear-Round


CLOSED ON MONDAY 215 S. Suffolk St. • Ironwood, MI • 906-364-7588 OPEN on all major Holidays - hours may vary

Fine dining with a touch of the Northwoods. Enjoy exquisite cuisine in a comfortable, casually elegant setting.

715-543-2220 Hours: Ho urs : W ednesday - Sunday Sundayy Wednesday 44:30 : 30 - C lo s e Close C CORNER OR N ER OF OF HWY H W Y W & HWY HW Y K • M MANITOWISH A N IT TOW ISH W WATERS, WA AT ER S, W WII RESERVATIONS R E SERVAT A IO N S A APPRECIATED. PPR EC I AT ED.

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Liberty Bell Chalet

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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 Breads • Muffins Cookies

since 1946

The pasty that made pasties famous

What is a pasty? Serving

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

Hot & Ready Pasties ON SATURDAYS

Thursdays & Sundays are Pasta Night

•Traditional •Cornish •Breakfast •Veggie •Finnish We’d also like to note that we do not serve gravy with our pasties. We recommend good old-fashioned ketchup. Mmmm!

Assorted Holiday Treats FRESH Pie Daily - $3.50

How does

per slice

•Pumpkin •Raspberry •Cherry •Apple •Strawberry Rhubarb

Pizza and Caesar

Coffee & Pie $4.00 Cheesecake $2.00 Any Pasty w/pie - add $2.50


Come Dine With us on

Saturday Night Enjoy our

Prime Rib Special Come See Our Selection of Wines

November 20th – March 31st We Ship Anywhere • Call Us

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

906-932-4412 116 W. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI

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all the comforts of

home cookin’



Broasted Chicken

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


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JANE CARLSON-BALLONE Michigan/Wisconsin REALTOR Main: (906) 285-2082 Office: (906) 932-5406 Fax: (906) 932-3303 Email: 527 N. Lake Street, Ironwood, MI 49938 Come experience the only wood-fired BBQ in the area! FULL BAR TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

LUNCH 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:

Highway M-28 • Bergland, MI • 906-365-5BBQ

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VOTED People’s Choice #1 “Best Pit Stop” & Best Area Restaurant on Trip Advisor

• Full Menu • Drinks • 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

Antonio’s Restaurant Bergland Monday-Thursday 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-10PM DAILY

205 Ash, Bergland, MI


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Located right in Bergland, MI on Highway M-28 Fishing • Hunting • Skiing • Snowmobiling Direct access to Snowmobile and ORV Trails

NEW OWNER: Casey Yesney

Reservations: 906-575-3262

Winter Fun and Dining Guide  

2016-17 Travel Guide for the Northwoods

Winter Fun and Dining Guide  

2016-17 Travel Guide for the Northwoods