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Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding01Standup Paddleboarding (or SUP) originated in Hawaii as on off-shoot of surfing, and is one of the fastest-growing watersports in the world. Paddleboards range from 8 to 12 feet in length, and are wide enough to remain stable when the rider stands up. A long paddle allows the rider to move across the water, while keeping this unique vantage point.

Nearly any lake can be used for paddleboarding since the boards have almost no draft. Fisherman also enjoy the boards for their ability to navigate most any water, and because the standing position allows them to see further down into the water.

Related Links:
World Paddle Association: www.worldpaddleassociation.com

Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Off-Roading

OffRoading01Our abundance of state land provides and equal abundance of two-track roads for larger off-road vehicles to explore. The Avery Hills area just east of Lewiston provides hilly terrain covered largely in mature hardwood forests. A large network of ORV and snowmobile trails extends from the Avery Hills to areas north of Atlanta.

Also, off-road racing fans come here to enjoy the Sno*Drift Rally event each January. This two-day event draws professional off-road drivers and their fans from all over they world. This is on of the few off-road racing events held on winter road conditions.

Related links:
Sno*Drift Rally: www.sno-drift.org

Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Motocross

Motocross01The many trails in the area provide ample space for ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts to enjoy, however some may want to take their sport to a more competitive and exciting level. Motocross races are held regularly at the Onaway Motor Speedway, and at the 33 Motosports Park, between Lewiston and Mio. The facility in Mio also holds practice days, when non-racers can enjoy the many hills and tracks at the large facility. Bring your helmets and be ready to sign a waiver!

Related links:
33 Motosports Park: www.33motosportspark.com
Onaway Motor Speedway: www.onawaymotorspeedway.com

Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

Gorton House Bed and Breakfast

GortonHouseOur Cape Cod style Inn is nestled amongst the tall pines. Originally built in 1962, and restored and remodeled in 1995, Tom and Lois Gorton, the Innkeepers, have created wonderful accommodations for you, the guest.

From our Wood Side rooms view wild turkeys, graceful deer, elegant Red Fox, and fun loving black squirrels. Or, from our Lake Side rooms, watch from your king size bed as the sun rises over the calling Loons, and the splashing Bass, or the lake cruising beaver. At breakfast on the porch, catch a glimpse of a soaring eagle.

You can fill your day with activities like golf, or skiing, antiquing in town, or shopping at the close by Amish store and you can also visit the local quilt shoppe. Mushroom picking in the Spring and Color tours in the Fall are annual favorites. Winter has ton's of snow for fun. Snowmobile trails abound! Ice skate our lake or just watch the big snow flakes drift silently among the tall pines.
View the Moon and Stars from our hot tub. Or you can read a bit by a crackling fire.

Swim in crystal clear Little Wolf Lake, and try our fishing boat for the BIG Bass. Sorry, can't keep 'em, they're pets! Silently Canoe amongst the ducks, or paddle boat in the sun. The best golf in Michigan is close by, and the trout streams are too! The player piano can gather your friends and family in a song fest!

The Gorton House is ideal for family reunions, wedding parties, small company meetings, and for a week long vacation at the lake with no work for you! Well behaved dogs are allowed November 1st - April 31st in the Lakeshore room only. There will be an additional charge of $10.00 per day. Pet must be with Master at all times.

There is something special just for you at the Gorton House! Hospitality, warmth, and coziness abound. Don't forget the chocolate chip cookies! Come see us and check it out!

Address:
4066 Wolf Lake Drive
Lewiston, MI 49756

Phone:
(989) 786-2764

Website:
www.gortonhouse.com

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Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Geocaching

GeoCaching01Geo-caching is an activity that offers fun with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. A container or prize is hidden, and participants go on the "treasure hunt" by following the latitude and longitude numbers provided. There are different levels, from simple to complex. It's a challenging way to see the scenic beauty of our area. For ideas, methods and rules, check out www.geocaching.com.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Tubing

Tubing01One can go tubing on any lake or stream, of course. From Lewiston, the tubing rentals along the AuSable River at Grayling and Mio have pickup vans for tubers and canoe renters. The Rifle River a bit further south at Alger is also a popular tubing river.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Sno-Drift Rally

Snodrift02They call it "real cars, real roads, real fast!" Rally cars are small powerful cars with roll cages, extra lights and equipment for a drive and co-driver (navigator) that use our back roads on a weekend in late January. The race sections are closed to other traffic, and the cars are in a timed race at each of those stages. The race in this area is the first of each year's schedule, for rally teams that travel the nation in similar events. It is the only winter race, and the ice and snowdrifts are a real challenge. The cars are on display in downtown Lewiston, they pit-stop at Atlanta and have an awards dinner at Hillman, making it a county-wide event. Check Sno-drift.org or Rally America for more details.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Photography

Photography01The beauty of the north's forests, lakes and streams are great opportunities for photographers. There's nothing like a winter day after a morning frost, when everything is sparkling white! Summer sunsets and blue lakes and skies can be breathtaking in the viewfinder. And an autumn ride through our hardwoods are rich in yellows, oranges and reds, contrasting with the dark green pines. Springtime is for young wildlife: spotted young fawns, nesting birds and all sorts of small critters.

Michigan's elk herd is generally centered in a square bounded by I-75 on the west, M-68 on the north, M-33 on the east and M-32 on the south. Exploring at dawn or before dusk, checking the wildlife openings, rye fields, in the back country will give you a chance to photograph these huge majestic animals. If you feel lost on the maze of back roads, just remember those four highways, and you will come back to civilization on one of them!

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Museums

Museums01Explore history of our area. The Lewiston Area Historical Society has preserved and restored an 1892 period home on Michelson Avenue. It has displays, furniture, photographs and other items from early Lewiston. Open Saturday and Sunday, noon to four, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Montmorency County Historical Society has preserved a schoolhouse, log cabin and early farm house on the county fairgrounds north of Atlanta. It's open during the county fair, or for groups by appointment.

The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena features shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. Jesse Besser Museum, also in Alpena, offers fine art, historical and a sky theatre (planetarium) with programs at 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Lighthouse museums can be found at 40-Mile Point west of Rogers City, two lighthouses at Presque Isle, MI, one at Harrisville and one at Tawas Point. A host of others are on the Lake Michigan shore.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Motorcycling

Motorcycling01Hitting the road on your Harley, Honda or other big road bikes are great fun in the north. Any spring, summer or fall weekend will find bikers touring our area highways.

For the off-road or trail bikers, a system of trails run through the woods of our area. Trail maps are available at DNR offices. There are a number of motorcycle clubs in the area that offer group rides, poker runs and other activities.

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