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Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Kayaking

Kayaking01The sport of kayaking has expanded with the variety of styles of craft available. The short plastic kayaks are fun for all ages, and on just about any body of water. The AuSable River south of Lewiston is a great kayaking stream, and a prime trout stream. The Thunder Bay River can be taken from west of Atlanta all the way to Alpena, or any shorter stretch along the way. North of Lewiston, the Black River, Pigeon River and Sturgeon River are beautiful winding waterways.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Jet Skiing

JetSkiing01For the personal watercraft enthusiast, the area's larger lakes are ideal. East Twin Lake in Lewiston, Big Bear Lake west of Lewiston, and Clear Lake north of Atlanta are favorites for this sport. Please use your machines safely and courteously, staying away from swimmers, fishing boats and private docks.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Hiking

Hiking01Pack up your old kit bag, as the old song says, and set out on a hike. From Lewiston, try the Avery Hills around Avery Lake. Each hill and valley gives you new views of hardwood forests, wildflowers, berry bushes and wildlife. Another hiking area is north of Lewiston, called Rattlesnake Hills. (Don't worry, any real rattlesnakes are few, and will usually hide before you get close.) Take water, cell phone, a map and a bit of emergency supplies, just in case. There is plenty of public land in the area, so there's no need to trespass on private land.

For the experienced hiker, the High Country Pathway crosses the county. Michigan DNR offices have maps, and it is a trail through the Pigeon River State Forest, and through elk country to Clear Lake State Park.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Downhill Skiing

DownhillSkiing01From Lewiston, the closest downhill ski hill is Treetops east of Gaylord, with 23 ski runs. Hanson Hills at Grayling has 11 runs. Boyne Mountain near Boyne City has a 500 ft. rise, 400 skiable acres and a one mile longest run. Nub's Nob near Harbor Springs has three peaks, and 17 trails to ski. There is Snow Snake south of Grayling, Caberfae, Shanty Creek and Crystal Mountain further west from Lewiston.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Day Trips

DayTrips01Day trips out of Lewiston can give you a host of experiences. You can visit light houses along U.S 23 at Rogers City, Presque Isle, Harrisville and Tawas City on a loop drive. A drive west will take you to Sleeping Bear Dunes, wine tasting at Mission Peninsula vineyards, and beautiful scenery along the way. There are Amish communities in Mio and Gladwin, where some delicious baked goods can be purchased from the back of a horse-drawn carriage. An autumn drive north of Harbor Springs goes through the "tunnel of trees" to Cross Village is an exceptional fall color experience.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Bowling

Bowling01Bowling at Timbertown Lanes in Lewiston is a hoot. They have 8 lanes, drinks and snacks. Bowling teams form each winter, and there's always room for one more or a new bowler to join a team.

Other area bowling lanes are Walkers Inn at Mio, and in Gaylord you will find Gaylord Bowling Center. Boyne City and Mancelona also have lanes.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Boating

Boating01Our northern Michigan lakes, rivers and streams are a boating wonderland.

There's nothing so relaxing as taking friends or family on a pontoon boat ride on East Twin, West Twin or other area lakes. The evening sunsets on the water is spectacular. Tee Lake has a tradition of an Independence Day boat parade that is fun for all ages.

The Inland Waterway from Indian River to Cheboygan is a great boating trip. Young adults looking for the singles scene might check out "Bud Bash" weekend on Houghton Lake, where scores of powerboats tie to each other in one big floating party!

If you are a big boat person, the Great Lakes are ideal for salmon fishing, cruising and sailing. A boating trip to Mackinac Island or other area islands makes for a special weekend of memories. If you are there for the sailboat races, either the Lake Huron or the Lake Michigan event, it is a great thrill.

If you are a small boat person, trailer your boat into some of the smaller lakes. There are many with untouched natural shoreline and good shallow water fishing. Sage Lake east of Lewiston is an example.

And even if you don't have a boat, but would like to get out on the water, there is an AuSable Riverboat ride at Oscoda. And a glass-bottom boat at Alpena will show you some fascinating shipwrecks!

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

MW Computer Design & Service

MWComputerMW Computer Design & Service, is a small computer sales and service business. They are located in and service the northern Michigan area. MW Computer Design & Service has 14 years of experience in the field and our technicians are industry certified. They offer close to wholesale cost products and affordable rate computer services.

They specialize in the following:

  • Dell PC & Laptop Repair
  • Custom Built Computers & Servers
  • Virus & Spyware Removal
  • Computer Recycling Service
  • DSL/Cable & Wireless Network Installation

MW Computer Design and Service is a small, home-based sales and service business. They can relate to your needs because they've probably experienced them themselves. They strongly believe in the "best bang for the buck" in technology because they understand that small businesses don't have the deep pockets many corporations have for Information Technology. They also believe that the strength of a small business comes from the low overhead and efficiency that bigger corporations cannot achieve. These beliefs are at the core of all their advice and services they provide to you.

Customer service is the top priority area to us, so we try to give the best possible and affordable products and service satisfaction to our residential and small business customers.

Phone: 989.786.4605 or 989.350.3542
Website: www.mwcomputerdesign.com
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00

Ice Fishing

IceFishing01Trying to find an activity to cure the "wintertime cabin blues?" There is something magical about walking on a frozen lake, drilling a hole, sitting on a bucket or in a shanty while holding your fishing rod over that hole and waiting for the bobber to go under. Tap. Tap. Fish on! An ice angler may catch perch, walleye, blue gill, pumpkinseed sunfish, northern pike, tiger muskie and out of season large and small mouth bass (remember to catch and release if you do). East and West Twin Lakes are in town but with approximately 40 surrounding lakes; most with public access like Little Wolf Lake, Big Bear Lake, Tee Lake, and Pickerel Lake; less than 10 miles from town you are sure to find a "hot spot" for your venture into the outdoors. So, bundle up the kids, grab your ice fishing gear and head for one of Lewiston's many area lakes to make some frosty memories and maybe bring home dinner!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00

Farmers Market

FarmersMarket01The Lewiston Farmers Market is located in the downtown on County Rd 612 next to the ACE Hardware during the summer months, and we have a convenient indoor location on Kneeland Street for winter and those rainy summer days. Our market is open every Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm – all year, expect for a few weeks in February when we take a break. All of our produce is Michigan grown, Bay City or north.

The majority is grown locally in the Lewiston/Johannesburg area and is organic – no pesticides or chemicals of any kind, from the seeds to the soil and the fertilizers. We also have local eggs, which are mostly from free range chickens. We have totally organic eggs available. Locally made candles and soaps are available, along with Alpaca fiber and goat milk products. Spicy jams, seasonings and candies are available every week. Berkshire Pork and Beef products are available. Ham, bacon, steaks, chops and more. A large variety of baked goods are always available.

Come and see what everyone is talking about and enjoying! You may even get to meet a real farmer and educate your children as to where "carrots really come from".

New vendors are always welcome. For more information contact our Market Manager, Betty Walker at 989-858-6746.

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