Author Archives: Tom
This summer we opened a retail storefront in downtown Munising. Our new roam retail space is located at 114 Elm Avenue. We’ve stocked up on all the roam classics and favorites, and we’ve added Yooper Shirts, Northwear Co., Stormy Kromer and Rapid River Knife Works. Opening next door to our location on December 1st, Down Wind Sports has iced a deal to set up in Munising permanently. Going into their 28th season with Michigan Ice Fest, it’s great to have them as neighbors in town! The space was renovated back to its early glory days; tin ceilings painted in copper tone, original hardwood floors sanded and coated. The south wall of the store showcases hundreds of old items recovered … Read more
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Ah, spring. Hands down the most optimistic time of year. The couple of weeks prior to everything ‘popping green’ tend to be the best; the last days of really looking forward to what’s ahead; a UP summer. (and yard work, bugs, etc. -eh) Spring always draws the lens toward flowing falls, too. The raging thaw, flowing to Superior. It’s interesting reading the waterfall reviews, countless articles opining each falls’ worth. Well then, here’s our opinion – in order of ‘awesome’ based upon accessibility and photo-friendliness. (In the MUNISING AREA)You can CLICK ON THE PHOTO for larger view. 1. Twin Memorial Falls Why is it the most awesome? The hike in is really cool. You walk along cliffs, looking down … Read more
February in Munising can get pretty monotonous. It’s simply too damn cold. But then something inspiring usually happens toward the middle of the month (no, not Valentine’s Day)… Somewhere in your Facebook news feed you start to see photos of a winter landscape you can hardly comprehend- The size & expanse of the Grand Island ice curtains and caves is hard to explain. You simply need to experience it.