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Summer Activities

The Country Village is surrounded by a variety of fun things to see and do. You’ll have so much fun that you may never want to leave!
Summer activities range from a relaxing day of fishing on Teal Lake to an exciting Mountain Bike ride around the areas excellent trails. Whatever it is your looking to do, the Country Village is for you.

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  • Golfing- The Ishpeming area features a wide variety of courses to challenge both novices and professionals.

    Wawonowin Golf Club - County Road 478, West of Ishpeming, 906-485-5560 or 906-485-1435. One of the U.P.’s finest courses. featuring 18-holes. Please reserve tee time 24 hours prior.
    Red Fox Run - 217 5th Street, Gwinn, 906-346-7010. A championship 18-hole golf course offering lessons, driving range, a golf pro shop and more. Pro course measures 6,075 yards. The men's course is 5,854 yards, and women's course is 4,651 yards. All are par 70.
    Gentz's Homestead Golf Course - 353 Gentz Road, Marquette, 906-249-1002.
    A professionally designed course including driving range, nine golf holes and club and cart rental. Lessons available in the spring. Total course measures
    2,220 yards and is par 36.

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  • Mountain Biking - The Ishpeming area is surrounded by several trail systems, including the Range Mountain Bike Trails. This trail system utilizes 25 miles of scenic wilderness and meanders from Ishpeming to Negaunee and back. The trail begins behind the Jasper Ridge Brewery and utilizes cross-country trails that wind through forested areas, featuring a variety of terrain, elevation, and plant and animal life. Whether you're a blacktop biker or a hardcore trailblazer looking to bike through the city or head into the woods, cycling opportunities in the Ishpeming area abound. Free maps are available, to request one-- e-mail us. We are also part of the popular Ore To Shore Mt. Bike Epic race that takes place every August.

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  • Beaches/Swimming - Marquette County is home to over 80 inland lakes with a variety of beaches for you to choose from. For more information or a map, just e-mail us.

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  • Canoeing, Kayaking - Take to the majestic lakes and rivers of Marquette County for quality canoeing and paddling opportunities. Experience the serenity of scenic inland lakes and streams as well as the challenge of rougher waters. Outstanding adventures await both the novice canoer and seasoned paddler. Guided tours along the shores of Lake Superior and other regions are offered throughout the summer. Rental equipment and detailed maps are readily available.  For rentals and maps try Cope's Canoes at 906-485-4646.

Rockhounding

  • Rock hounding - Western Marquette County is famous for its unique rocks and gemstones. Visit Japer Knob, site of the "World's Largest Gemstone," located in Ishpeming; or view unusual quartz formations behind the Quartz Mountain Inn in Negaunee. For more information, contact the Chamber, 906-486-1111

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  • Waterfalls - View one of the many spectacular waterfalls in the area. Featured falls are: Black River Falls, 8 miles southwest of Ishpeming. Take U.S. Highway 41 west to stop light, turn left onto Lakeshore Drive, turn right at Washington Street; follow Washington to the four-way stop, turn right onto County Road 581. At approximately 8 miles, entrance road will be on the right with a DNR sign for Black River Falls  Maps are also available.

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  • Small & Large Game Hunting - One of the biggest draws to the Upper Peninsula in autumn are the firearm bird and deer hunting seasons. The small game season has thousands of eager hunters walking our wilderness roads and exploring the beautiful autumn scenery. As the leaves begin falling from the trees the white tail deer hunting seasons arrive. Opportunities begin with bow season followed by the firearm and then muzzle loading season. For more information, call the Department of Natural Resources at 906-228-6561.

Fishing

  • Fishing - Whether you're an experienced angler or a recreational fisherman looking to toss in a line or two, countless opportunities for rewarding fun and enjoyment are available. Ishpeming is surrounded by an abundance of superior fishing locations and fly fishing streams. Most sites contain public boat launches offering easy access to a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, perch, tiger muskie, lake trout, sunfish, blue gill, crappie, bass and others. For more information on the Marquette County fishery, call the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, 906-228-6561

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  • Hiking - With thousands of miles of back roads, marked trails, logging roads, cross-country ski tracts, national and state forest trails and paved biking paths, the Ishpeming area offers a wide variety of hiking and biking opportunities for you to explore. Experience the diverse landscapes, the grandeur of wooded forests, and the splendor of countless streams, waterfalls and lakes on foot hiking along marked and unmarked trails in the area. Maps are available, to request one e-mail us.
     

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  • Great Northern Adventures - Marquette, 906-225-TOUR - Great Area tours are just a phone call away! Among the many featured outdoor adventures are cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking excursions. No previous experience is required.

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  • Al Quaal Recreation area:(906) 486-4811  During the summer, the Al Quaal Area offers an ideal setting for a family picnic, a canoe ride on adjoining Teal Lake, a friendly game of horseshoes or the chance to take in a softball game.

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  • Moose Drop - In 1985 and 1987, 59 moose were transplanted from the Algonquin National Park in Ontario, Canada, to a release site six miles north of Van Riper State Park. A slow drive through the area north of the park may reward you with the site of one of these majestic animals. For a map listing sites frequented by moose, contact: Ishpeming Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce at (906)486-1111.

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  • Spectacular Fall Colors-View some of the best and most beautiful colors in the Midwest. Driving, hiking or biking through our lush forests will let you see trees ranging from a subtle yellow to a brilliant flaming red. Watch a beautifully colored leaf slowly drift down to the ground. Experience the serenity of the quiet "North Woods" when the sounds of the forest echo around you as humans and wildlife alike prepare for winter. Fall fishing is outstanding.

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  • ATV Trails- Featuring thousands of miles of wide open trails, locals and travelers alike can ride for days without ever seeing the same scenery twice. Experience the thrill and beauty of riding the outstanding U.P. trails. Rentals are available at the Country Village Ace hardware.

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  • Campgrounds-The Ishpeming area is surrounded by  a variety of campgrounds and camping areas for you to enjoy. We recommend the Country Village RV Park. It features 109 sites, store, pavilion, rustic to full hookups and much more. (906) 486-0300. www.countryvillagervpark.com
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