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#19 – Climb the Pine Mountain Ski Jump

Climbing the Pine Mountain Ski Jump is one of the more dangerous things to do in the Upper Peninsula, at least as far as the popular destinations go. The “stairs” leading to the top consist mostly of two by fours screwed to the deck. And there is a handrail, but if you pass someone making […]

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Rock Dam Sign

#9 – “Get Lost” at Rock Dam

Albert Einstein said “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’s relativity.” Well I’ve got a new one for you. Drive five miles out of Iron Mountain, hike a few steps up […]

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Whitewater Rafting on Piers Gorge

#7 – Whitewater Raft Piers Gorge!

Do we have extreme sports in the U.P.? You bet.  And if you haven’t had a piece of the action yet, you’re missing out. A few friends and I recently rafted through class four whitewater rapids on the Menominee River and had a blast. This rough and tumble section of the Menominee is called Piers […]

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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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