Hike some of the hundreds of miles of unmarked forest trails. Walk in the woods and watch nature wake up after a long winter. Mountain Biking is a very popular sport in the Upper Peninsula. Bike the many local trails and woodland paths, the Country Village Resort has some of the finest Mountain Biking Trails in the Upper Peninsula.
Look for agates on the Lake Superior shores, fish for Northern Pike, Walleye, Rainbow Trout, and Panfish at the many lakes in the area, take a ride and look for moose, enjoy some sight-seeing, or just relax.
Launch your personal water craft on any of the beautiful lakes, great for fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking and pure enjoyment. Bike some of the miles of trails and forest roads, play golf nearby or mini-golf within The Country Village. Tour the Tilden Mine - the nation's only tour of a modern operating iron mine. Visit the Republic Open Pit Iron Mine - view an inactive open pit mine, 600' deep and 250 acres in size. Go rock hunting at the mine dumps near Ishpeming, this area is known as "Mineral Country". Be sure to see Jasper Knob, the worlds largest gemstone which is composed completely of jaspilite.
Charter a boat and go fishing on Lake Superior or watch the ore boats come in to load at the huge ore docks. Explore the antique shops and art galleries, visit the city of Marquette, the National Ski Hall of Fame, take a waterfalls tour, and enjoy the deer at Presque Isle.
View some of the best and most beautiful colors in the Midwest. Driving, hiking or biking through our lush forests will let you see trees ranging from a subtle yellow to a brilliant flaming red. Watch a beautifully colored leaf slowly drift down to the ground. Experience the serenity of the quiet "North Woods" when the sounds of the forest echo around you as humans and wildlife alike prepare for winter. Fall fishing is outstanding.
The Country Village Resort is the Best Snowmobiling Destination in the Upper Peninsula.
If snowmobiling is your thrill, you'll enjoy the area's beauty along more than 250 miles of groomed interconnecting trails that join the 2,500 miles of Upper Peninsula trails. Snowmobile from the door of the Best Western Country Inn and the Jasper Ridge Inn. Snowmobile rental and delivery available. The Ishpeming area receives an average of 14' of snow each year. Snowmobiling in the Country Village Resort Area.
For those who enjoy the silent sports, winter at the Country Village Resort offers many options, including five nearby cross country ski areas with more than 20 individual trails.
In the winter, you can take in and enjoy the Al Quaal Recreation Area's 1200-foot iced toboggan slide, or take the ride of your life trying out the luge run at Lucy Hill. Countless special events are held each winter, from the annual Ski Jumping Competitions at Suicide Bowl which includes international athletes (an event held for over 100 years), to snowmobile ride-ins, to biathlon, to ice skating, to indoor plays and concerts and much more! The Country Village Resort is the Home of the annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon, held each year at the end of January.
When you have finished with your day's recreation, return to the Country Village Resort for a pleasant dinner, perhaps a swim in our pool, and a relaxing enjoyable evening.
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