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Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis

See the Northern lights on the shores of Lake Superior, in the Wilderness of the Western Upper Peninsula.

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Lake Superior

The Fresh Coast the Great Lakes

Everyone should experience Lake Superior!  The Western Upper Peninsula is graced by the presence of such an amazing body of water.  Take a swim in crystal clear fresh water along beautiful and diverse beaches and coastline. Kayak from place to place along this fresh inland sea.  Get on your boat do some deep sea fishing for massive Lake Trout!

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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. Originating in Wisconsin, the Black River flows through forested areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. The River has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops in elevation to meet Lake Superior. Tannin (tanic acids)from hemlock trees is what gives it its unique color. (more…)

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Little Girls Point

Take a break and unplug on this simple, but well maintained County Park and Beach. Little Girls Point extends over a half mile along Lake Superior. The beach is a magnet for rock pickers and agate hunters with crystal clear water to swim, paddle and float the day away. If you look Northwest you can see the Apostle Islands and Northeast, the Porcupine Mountains. There is a picnic area with 2 pavillions, picnic tables, grills and stone buildings with restrooms. Also camping sites lake side or wooded all close to the beach. The extension camp is available to rent for reunions, weddings and get togethers. Reservations for camping call 906-663-4428 or 906-932-1913

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Presque Isle State Park & River

This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which measures 25 feet high. (more…)

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Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the “Porkies” a trip to remember. (more…)

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Mt Zion Scienic Overlook Trails

Skiing, Mountain Biking, Scenic Overlook, Disc Golf.

Mt. Zion is Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College and owned and operated by the college. Open to the public, the Mt. Zion complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program. Mt. Zion is well-known for very reasonable ski rates, numerous “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs” for children, and our very own, snow-tubing park. Enjoy beautiful vistas, mountain biking, and Frisbee golf in the summer.

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Bluff Valley Park

Bluffs overlooking Bessemer and the Western U.P.  See Copper Peak or take in the breathtaking Northern Lights on a clear day.  There are no marked trails, but there are trails for hiking and climbing the bluff.

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