Archive | July, 2011
The Norway Spring

#6 – Quench Your Thirst at the Norway Spring

The Norway Spring in Norway, MI Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an artesian well near you that bubbled up crisp cool water 24/7, always tempting you to swing by and take a drink? Wouldn’t it also be nice if the well were right on the side of the highway so you could pull […]

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Pine Mountain Steps

#5 – Climb 500 Concrete Stairs at Pine Mountain

The Pine Mountain Stairs Hiking up the 500 concrete stairs that ascend Pine Mountain is a definitely a test of your physical ability. Your legs will burn. Your lungs will heave. You will have to stop, probably more than once, to catch your breath. And when you get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with […]

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Millie Hill Trail Scenic Overlook

#4 – Hidden in Plain Sight, the Millie Hill Hiking Trail

The Millie Hill Bat Cave Trail You may have been to Iron Mountain, but I’d bet there’s a good chance you missed this view, which means you missed the Millie Hill hiking trail. My wife and I live near this trail and hike it often. It’s a short hike, and it’s also smack in the […]

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#3 – Hike Piers Gorge

The Piers Gorge Hiking Trail I just got back from a two-hour hike at Piers Gorge, and man… what a place. The Gorge is quickly becoming one of my favorite places in the world, not just in the U.P. Yes, really. I arrived to an empty parking lot. A few weeks ago on a holiday […]

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Jampot Jams

#2 – Snag a Slice of Heaven at the Jampot

The Jampot – A Unique Bakery in the Keweenaw My wife and I had each heard rave reviews from friends about The Jampot prior to our trip to the Keweenaw, but no one could remember exactly where it was or what it was called. And we’d heard that monks ran the place. Monks! That right there made […]

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Welcome!!!

Welcome to Things to do in the U.P.! I’ve been busy doing things the last few weeks and now it’s time to get this party started! Expect at least one new thing a week from here on out! For the “how this site works” stuff, check out my About Things to do in the U.P. […]

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