Archive | December, 2011
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#31 – Tour the Historic Ghost Town of Fayette

Fayette historic state park is truly something to behold. Once a bustling company town at the tip of the Garden Peninsula, the well-preserved buildings have now been standing for nearly 150 years, and it’s a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. After the iron operation that created the town shut down in the late 1800’s, […]

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#30 – Dinner with a View at L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro

L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro For all of our 1,700 or so miles of shoreline in the Upper Peninsula, we sure don’t have much for waterfront dining. (I know, I know… winter.) At any rate, the fact that these prized establishments are so few and far between make stumbling upon a swanky waterfront bistro like L’Attitude […]

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#29 – Check Out the Pine Mountain Ski Jumps!

The Pine Mountain Ski Jumps are a world class-sporting event that take place every winter right here in the U.P. Technically called the FIS Continental Cup and sponsored by the Kiwanas Club (link) “the jumps” are a big highlight of the winter. The event usually takes place smack in the middle of February, so it […]

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The Upper Peninsula – One Area Code, Two Time Zones

Most of you are aware of this tiny bit of key information, but unfortunately some poor souls I met while traveling the Upper Peninsula this summer were not. (They were hoping to get from Iron Mountain to Munising for a Pictured Rocks sunset cruise and missed the boat because of the time zone issue.) Are […]

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