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Friday: Outdoors

RANGERS TO THE RESCUE

ONTONAGON — For many visitors to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, this fabled 60,000-acre countryside of virgin hardwoods and hemlocks, waterfalls and wilderness presents a formidable challenge. The park, which stretches across portions of Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, is home to ...

Gone fishin’

Ontonagon: Anglers fishing out of Ontonagon continued to do well while trolling for lake trout. Fish were found anywhere from 30 to 120 feet of water and spoons seemed to be the ticket. A few brown trout and coho were picked up but the primary catch was lake trout. The Ontonagon River was ...

Outdoors North

“This land is your land, this land is my land.” — Woody Guthrie I have just returned from summery settings in this grand peninsula. These are the alter ego days of wintertime, of water lilies and damselflies and the blooming berry bushes holding the promise of a sweet harvesttime in ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: In Keweenaw Bay anglers had luck pulling in whitefish as well as a few lake trout and the occasional salmon. Most fish were caught in deeper water. In Huron Bay anglers were catching lake trout when fishing at the mouth of the bay and further east. Most ...

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum reopens to public

BRIMLEY — The Hiawatha National Forest is welcoming visitors back to the Point Iroquois Lighthouse’s maritime museum and Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association outlet, which are now open. Hours of operation for both are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. However, ...

Outdoors North

“One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go to the valley below.” — Bob Dylan And so, I again return to the sound of the creek tumbling over the black, silent rocks and the brilliant, green mosses. This is a quiet corner of the world you wouldn’t likely find without a map. I was first ...