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Golfing. The Boulder Creek’s challenging and fun
golf course and driving range are right up the street from the B&B. Three
other public golf courses are within fifteen minutes: Indianhead’s 9 hole
par 3, Skye Mountain’s 36 hole course and the Gogebic Range Country Club’s
18 hole course.
Canoe, kayak, boat. Canoe or kayak the Black River. A popular
take-out point is down the hill from the Black River Crossing. Springtime always
brings challenging white-water kayaking for experienced boaters. Summer on Lake
Superior from Black River Harbor to Little Girls Point provides great opportunities
for sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing or boating.
Fishing. Just down the hill from the B&B, brook trout
thrive in the Black River, one of several favorite spots for local fisherman.
There area also several Lake Superior charter fishing boats available for half
day or full day charters.
Biking. The area has miles and miles of road biking and off
road trails. The Pines to Mines bike trail system. There’s also an off road
bike trail down to Little Girls Point.
Hiking. With 150 waterfalls in the area, there are many trails
to wander. The North Country trail, however, spans several states. Several miles
north of the B&B, the well-marked North Country trail, traverses along 5 well-known
waterfalls. A must see for visitors in the spring, summer and fall. The Black
River Crossing has a map book containing all the hiking trails in the area.
Bird Watching. The Black River Crossing B&B is a birder's
paradise in the spring. Our last spring brought the Baltimore oriole, evening
grosbeak, rose breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, red pole, american gold finch,
ruby throated hummingbird, and blue bird to our feeders. Their colors will remind
you of an exotic bird exhibit at the zoo! Winter visitors will see: red pole,
snow bunting, chick-a-dee, nuthatch, junco, downy, hairy woodpecker, and the occasional
Lake Superior. The greatest of all the great lakes is so big,
all the water from Erie, Michigan, Huron, and Ontario together could not fill
up Lake Superior. The Porcupine Mountains State Park, Picture Rocks National Lakeshore
and the Apostle Islands. Walk the lake shores, pick rocks and agates at Little
Girls Point, take a sunset cruise, have a fire at the beach, or go swimming (yes,
the water gets warm enough in August). Many visitors have been so inspired by
Lake Superior, they moved to this area.
Waterfalls. Explore more than 150 waterfalls on the Black
River and the Lake Superior shoreline. Some falls are hidden or difficult to find,
but are well worth the effort. During Autumn months, the waterfalls are framed
by maple crimson and aspen gold, while winter offers solitude and outstanding
Porcupine State Park. The Porcupine State Park is a short
drive away also offering both downhill skiing and challenging cross-country. In
the summer and fall, the Porkies have extraordinary vistas and hiking trails among
60,000 acres of towering virgin timber and secluded lakes.
Copper Peak. Copper Peak is the world’s longest ski
jump, and offers an 800 foot chairlift and 18-story elevator rides in the summer
and fall. Marvel at the highest unobstructed view across the Apostle Islands to
the north of Lake Superior. The 300 ton structure, made of core-10 steel, sits
on Chippewa Hill, 1,200 feet above Lake Superior and looks down on the Black River
Valley and all of the alpine ski areas. Built in 1972 to host world class ski
flying events, the jump was actively used until 1995. When major renovations are
complete, the jump will again be open to jumpers from all across Europe, North
America and Japan.
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