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Activities ~ Four Seasons of Fun!

There is much to discover about the western upper peninsula.   Maybe some of these suggested adventures will inspire you to get back to nature, enjoy the simple life, and to be renewed and refreshed. 

There is hiking to the many waterfalls, biking, kayaking, and golfing.  The fall colors are spectacular.  There are black bears and lots of deer, among the many other northwoods critters.  A highlight is driving to Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains in the fall--spectacular!

Drive west and kayak the sea caves in the Bayfield, WI area or travel to Munising, MI to kayak the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  This is some of the most beautiful kayaking in the country  Both places have outfitters and tours.

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Ski, board, or tube at Big Powderhorn Mountain

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A couple of favorite runs at Powderhorn!

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These could be YOUR ski boots on the hearth at Bear Hug!

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Fall colors in the northwoods . . . what a site!

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Gile Flowage in Hurley, WI

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Take the ferry from Bayfield, WI to Madeline Island!

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Bike across Madeline Island!

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Rainbow Falls is only 2 minutes from Bear Hug. Ask any local where it is on Powderhorn Road!

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Little Girl's Point is a short drive away.

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Lake Superior!

Things to Do and See ~ These Sites List Just About Everything!
Bear Hug is located in the Western Upper Peninsula in the Black River Harbor Area--click for map

Western U.P. Attractions and Interactive Map

Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula (including a calendar of events)
Western U.P. Travel and Recreation Guide

Activities for the Entire U.P.:  Things to Do in the UP

Bear Hugs!
Winter Other Seasons Shopping
Dog Sledding
Bear Hug recommendation

Downhill Skiing
Big Snow Resort
Ice Caves
Sleigh Rides
Snow Shoeing
X Country Ski
Apostle Islands
(near Bayfield)
Bayfield, WI
(Marina; Ferry to Madeline Island, Big Top Chautauqua, shopping)
Bear Ranch
   Heart of Vilas County
(Manitowish Waters, WI 1 hr south on Rt. 51--45 miles of trail)
     Bear Hug recommendation

   Land O' Lakes, WI
(1 hr east and then south; Wilderness Lake Trailsl)

   Sunday Lake in Wakefield,
MI (10 mi east--2.8 mile Bike Trail; camping, kayaking)
Mountain Biking--western UP
   Mountain Biking--Manitowish Waters
Black River Harbor on Lake Superior
(13 miles north of Bear Hug)

Cisco Chain of Lakes
Copper Falls State Park (Mellen, WI  46 miles SW of Bear Hug)
Copper Harbor (Isle Royale Ferry, waterfalls, scenic drives, mountain biking)
Copper Mine Tour
Copper Peak--
10 miles north of Bear Hug
Fall Color Tour with Map
Western UP Fall Colors Report
    Entire UP Fall Colors Report

Kayaking and Canoeing

 Sea Caves near Apostle Islands (Paddlers put in at Meyer's Beach)
    Black River, Presque Isle River, Ontonagon River
    Gile Flowage--near Hurley, MI
   Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes

Konteka Black Bear Resort
Lake Gogebic--
36 miles of shoreline
Little Girls Point (and Ironwood Points of Interest)

Ontonagon Lighthouse
(85 miles from Bear Hug)
   Bayfield Area Orchards
   Saxon Harbor Berry Farm (30 minutes from Bear Hug)

Ottawa National Forest
   Living Adventure (Bayfield, WI)
   Lost Creek Adventures (Cornucopia, WI)
   Trek & Trail (Bayfield, WI)
   Whitecap Kayak (Ironwood, MI)

Sylvania Wilderness (Watersmeet, MI)
Parks, Playgrounds, Picnics
Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds
Sailing (Bayfield, WI) Bear Hug recommendation
Stormy Kromer Hat Tour--they're made right here in Ironwood!
   Black River Harbor Scenic Byway waterfalls 10 miles N of Bear Hug
       Map of Black River Harbor waterfalls

Description and walking distance to each fall
Superior Falls
(can also kayak to bottom of falls from Saxon Harbor)
Western Upper Peninsula waterfalls
   Complete list with map of all waterfalls in Western UP 
   Highlighted waterfalls in the area
   Upper Peninsula waterfalls
   Lake Superior Waterfalls
(includes map)
Great Lakes Waterfalls (sorted by state, waterfall name, pictures)
 Tahquamenon Falls (Eastern UP)  
Abelmen's Bessemer
Antique/Northwoods shops

Ben Franklin downtown Ironwood
Leather & Gift Shop Bessemer
Ski Shops


Super One--Rte 2 in Ironwood
WalMart Super Center Rte 2 in Ironwood

Bear Hug location on fall color tour map 
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