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Research forest once belonged to Ford

The tiny settlement of Alberta is now a Michigan Tech research site, but has its roots in Henry Ford's industrial empire.
 
Excerpt: The site that sprang out of Henry Ford's desire to produce wood for his automobiles continues on as a Michigan Technological University site for forest research.
 
The 60th anniversary of the site's transfer to Michigan Tech was commemorated with a two-day celebration recently at the Ford Center.
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Detroit Free Press

U.P. offers great family vacation

If your family loves beaches and the outdoors (and really, what kid doesn't?) the Upper Peninsula is a pretty great place to visit.

Excerpt: The kids and I have been lucky enough to take a trip almost every year to the North Shore and Grand Marais, Minn., but this summer, we decided to explore another part of the great Lake Superior.

We made an eight-hour drive to the south shore of the lake, which lies on the northern edge of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

For the rest of the article click here.

Source: Pioneer Press

Crossing the bridge up north means paradise to some

The Free Press has a series of blog posts from readers about their experiences in Michigan, and this one is a look at what the Upper Peninsula means to some visitors.

Excerpt: My husband and I first ventured across the Mighty Mac in 1999. As you cross over the bridge you feel a change in the atmosphere and the energy that surrounds the Upper Peninsula — the best way to describe it is, “Ahhhh …” This draws us several times a year.

The whole post is online here.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Finnish identity still strong in the Upper Peninsula

For U.P. natives, the threads of Finnish culture run strong in everyday life, which can be surprising even when you're from Finland.

Excerpt: John Niska ran naked through the forest and jumped into Lake Superior.

It was cool summer day, and he'd just gotten out of his backyard sauna, which sits at the edge of the fern-dappled woods around his cabin.

The full article can be found here.

Source: The Port Huron Times-Herald

U.P. outfitters offer late summer adventures

Summer isn't over yet! These last few weeks are the most precious, so what better way to enjoy them than connecting with this list of U.P. wilderness outfitters who offer up easy ways to get outdoors.

Excerpt: Whether you'd like to kayak, canoe, bike, fish, or explore the great outdoors of the U.P., you can head on up without packing more than a spare change of clothes.

Outfitters of northern Michigan are readily available to make your trip fun and stress-free. You won't have to haul a kayak atop of your vehicle or squeeze your bicycle in your trunk. All of these activities are available for rent if you make the trip to the U.P.

The whole list of adventures is online here.

Source: Mlive.com

Blueberry boom in the U.P.

It's not just a rumor among your friends; it's officially an amazing blueberry season in the U.P.

Excerpt: On jack pine plains across the Upper Peninsula, blueberry pickers are gathering a bountiful harvest.

"They are beautiful berries," said Karyn Vanlinden, administrative assistant at the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Marquette. "The blueberry crop is very good this year."

For the whole story, go here.

Source: The Detroit Free Press

Mountain biking in the U.P. praised

Copper Harbor actually has some of the highest-rated mountain biking trails in the country, but as this blog explores, you have to like remote trails to make the trip.

Excerpt: Michigan's Upper Peninsula quite possibly may be the most remote and wild place in the eastern United States. Bordered on three sides by the Great Lakes, it is a land covered in thick forests and rolling hills, and devoid of most signs of civilization. Just how remote is it? 

For the whole post, click here.

Source: The Adventure Blog

Group creates a healthy tour of the U.P.

There are lots of ways to tour through the U.P., whether it's finding the best burgers, beers or waterfalls. A recent group focused on a healthy way to make the trip.

Excerpt: From exercise in nature to eating fresh meals made with local fare, there are tons of healthy things to do in Michigan’s upper half. For five days, the AHM team will partake in many of them.

The whole story is online here.

Source: A Healthier Michigan

MSU shows crop potentials in U.P.

Agriculture in the U.P. has been fairly limited in the past, but MSU Extension is looking into what else might be successful here, with the backing of the state ag department.

Excerpt: Historically, crops in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula consisted of hay, small grains and potatoes. These crops and associated varieties are often chosen based on tried and true experience in the extreme northern latitude climate. However, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently challenged the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center to launch a multi-species variety trial program in the effort to bring new crop options to the U.P. The Research and Extension Center, established in 1899 and located in Chatham, Michigan, was awarded $100,000 for this endeavor.

The whole report is online here.

Source: MSU Extension

Northern Michigan vacationers can stay close to home

While everyone else in the Midwest, it seems, comes to northern Michigan on vacation, we're lucky enough to have great access to summer vacations close by. MyNorth.com suggests some of the best things to do.

Excerpt: Here are 4 fun Northern Michigan travel ideas that will take you through Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Camp, kayak, ride or fly—these ideas will have you vacationing across all of Northern Michigan, from the Upper Peninsula to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The whole list is online here.

Source: MyNorth.com

Three former Tech hockey players get NHL contracts

The road to the NHL included stints at Michigan Technological University for three new signees on three different teams this year.

Excerpt: Three former Michigan Tech hockey players have recently signed NHL contracts: John Scott (2002-06) with the San Jose Sharks, Chris Conner (2002-06) with the Washington Capitals and Brett Olson (2008-12) with the Florida Panthers.

More information on the story is here.

Source; ABC 10

U.P. is a perfect Michigan getaway

We're lucky enough to live in a place where other people want to go on vacation, and sometimes it's nice to look at it through that lens instead of the daily grind.

Excerpt: Because I spend the majority of my life in the Mitten, my favorite getaway is Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Once I cross the Mighty Mac, a whole new world awaits.

The cozy town of St. Ignace offers stunning sunrises and a quick  trip to Mackinac Island by ferry boat. Just outside of town, I can climb Castle Rock for a breathtaking view of the straits or stroll down miles of Lake Michigan beaches.

The whole article is online here.

Source: Detroit Free Press

MTU gets $5 million grant to improve science education in local schools

STEM education is a hot topic among U.S. parents and educators, and at least in the Keweenaw, it's getting a major boost with the help of a grant at Michigan Tech.

Excerpt: Michigan Technological University says a $5 million grant will help in an effort to improve middle school science education that is expected to be tested in several school districts.

For the whole article, click here.

Source: WLUC-TV

Odd things to do in Michigan this summer

The Mystery Spot in St. Ignace is, not shockingly, first on this list of weird places in Michigan to visit this summer. 

Excerpt: The Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan, Traverse City's wine tours, the Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula. There are many popular weekend destinations for Michiganders within the state. Craig speaks with Jerome Pohlen, the author of "Oddball Michigan," about some of Michigan's most celebrated --and sometimes bizarre-- attractions. 

The whole list can be found here.

Source: WDET

Michigan makes summer in the Midwest awesome

Places in Michigan really dominate this list of summer hotspots from the Huffington Post. We do like to think summer here is pretty amazing.

Excerpt: The Midwest may not have the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesn't mean it lacks awesome summer destinations.

From lakefront retreats to charming small towns, these 12 spots are perfect for a summer escape.

A whole rundown on good spots to visit is online here.

Source: Huffington Post
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