Month: July 2021

Summer Adventure #8: Point Abbaye

Author: Erin Lempkowski July 25, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
A view of a rocky shoreline overlooking Lake Superior
This week, we head off the beaten path to Point Abbaye. The Abbaye Peninsula borders the eastern side of Keweenaw Bay, jutting into Lake Superior like a miniature Keweenaw Peninsula. The Point Abbaye Nature Area is a remote destination, and […]

Summer Adventure #7: Chutes and Ladders

Author: Erin Lempkowski July 19, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A giant playground structure on a sandy beach.
This week on the blog, we give a shout out to what is quite possibly the most epic playground in Michigan. Chutes and Ladders playground, which is part of Kestner Park in Houghton, is like the classic board game come […]

Summer Adventure #6: It’s Rodeo Time!

Author: Erin Lempkowski July 11, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A cowboy rides a bucking saddle bronc.
Grab your boots, cowboy hat, and your cheering voice and get ready to head on down to the Iron County Fairgrounds in Iron River. Next weekend, July 16-17 2021, The UP Pro Rodeo offers a parade, vendors, rodeo queen competition, […]

Summer Adventure #5: Paavola Wetlands Nature Area

Author: Erin Lempkowski July 4, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
A beaver lodge peeks out of a pond.
This week, it’s time to hit the trail again. The Paavola Wetlands Nature Area boasts miles of easy trails for hikers with young children or needing handicapped accessibility. The area is home to turtles, frogs, a variety of waterfowl and […]