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#38 – Grab a Burger at the Thirsty Whale!

The Thirsty Whale in Norway, MI is definitely one of the Upper Peninsula’s hidden gems. It’s well known to everyone in the Norway / Iron Mountain area as the best place to get a burger, but if you’re not from the area you could easily blow past it without stopping. Let’s make sure that doesn’t […]

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#35 – Ski (or snowshoe) at Fumee Lake

Fumee Lake Natural Area is one of the most popular cross country skiing destinations in the central Upper Peninsula. This serene preserve offers mostly level terrain, making it an easy spot for beginners to build their skills. This area offers a variety of trails, but the most popular are the “Little Fumee Lake Loop” and […]

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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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#27 – Stretch Your Legs at Fumee Falls

Fumee Falls Fumee Falls is a great little roadside waterfall / rest stop on US2 between Iron Mountain and Norway. And believe it or not, it’s been a rest stop for over a century. (It’s likely that Henry Ford and company stopped here more than once on their travels through the Upper Peninsula). The falls […]

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#23 – Channel Your Inner Batman at the Millie Hill Bat Cave

The Millie Hill Bat Cave The Millie Hill Bat Cave is one of the prime attractions in the Iron Mountain area. But most people don’t what I’m about to tell you, so they miss out on the bat viewing action. Passing cars often brake as they pass the “Bat Viewing Area” sign in town. Many […]

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#20 – Surrender to Your Sweet Tooth at The Bakery Shoppe

Exactly one block off the beaten path through Iron Mountain sits The Bakery Shoppe. Did you skip breakfast? You could spend five bucks for a McDonald’s greasy number whatever or $2.25 on one of The Bakery Shoppe’s huge muffins, which are not only healthier but keep those lunch time hunger pangs away much longer. A […]

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