Major Local Attractions
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Piers Gorge Rafting on the Menominee River
Jake Menghini Historical Museum
Norway Mountain Ski and Snowboarding Hill--Closed for 2012/13 Season
Oak Crest Municipal Golf Course
City Bandshell Programs
Iron Mountain Iron Mine Tours and Gift Shop
Norway Speedway-Friday racing Memorial Day to Labor Day
Piers Gorge Rapids, Norway, MI
Piers Gorge is unique and is only two miles south of Norway off Hwy 8.
The vistas in all seasons are amazing. Water crashes endlessly through the narrowing rock. Gallons and gallons of rushing water. This beautiful area provides plenty of solitude, water, sun, wind, water, trees, rocks. There is more glory than your eyes can take in.
The rapids provide Class IV and V rapids at times. Similar to the large volume rapids in Colorado. Great whitewater rapids!
Rafting companies offer guided trips from late spring to late fall:
Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Inc.
W14073 County Hwy C
Silver Cliff, WI 54104
715-757-3431 for reservations
W4789 US 2
Vulcan, WI 49870
906-563-5450 for reservations
Wildman Whitewater Ranch
N12080 Allison Lane
Athelstane, WI 54104
715-757-2938 for reservations
Jake Menghini Historical Museum
Located at 105 Odill Road, off US2, just west of Norway, near the train overpass and Norway Spring.
Open May 30 - Labor Day, (September 7),
Hours: 1 - 4 pm , Mon., Wed, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
A small fee is charged for entry.
The museum is set up like a little town, with a grocery store, clothing store, dentist office, hardware store, jail, ice cream & creamery, funeral home, school and church. There are special displays set up in the middle of the museum, and there is a great genealogy area. The public is invited to tour the museum and research their family trees.
If there are any questions, call Carol Zechin, director, at 906-563-5586.
Norway Mountain Ski Hill (info used from Norway Mountain's website)
Closed for 2012/13 Season
Part relaxing getaway, part thrilling adventure, Norway Mountain is the escape friends and families have been enjoying since 1993.
Nature provided the setting for the finest skiing and boarding; we simply add the excitement and hospitality. Our attention to detail makes us different. From reasonable lift rates to cozy lodging to free WiFi, we provide the amenities you want along with unexpected service that will blow you away.
The way we see it, our home is your home. C’mon in, warm up, and get refreshed at Toasty’s Bar and Grill. You’ll never forget our friendly servers
Then, let’s experience the beauty and thrill of the outdoors together.
Better guns make better snow! We take pride that the snow we make perfectly complements nature’s own. We can’t give away our secrets, but we know the quality of snow we make is unmatched. Sneak a peek at our Mountain Cam, and see how Norway is looking today!
Everything we do is geared toward you having a great time. Our Ski Shop is packed all the necessities and staffed by experts. And, our Ski and Ride School boasts the largest number of certified ski instructors in the Michigan UP/Northern Wisconsin region.
With seating for over 400, our banquet facilities create an unforgettable wedding or a productive business conference.
Whatever experience you want, Norway Mountain is a magical place of recreation, relaxation, and fun!
Norway Mountain website link
Oak Crest Golf Course
Oak Crest Golf Course is an 18-hole course named for its abundance of oak trees and located in Norway, Michigan, 80 miles straight north of Green Bay, WI. The 6,162 yard course also includes a driving range, putting green, and club house.
The brick clubhouse includes a large dining facility, locker rooms, bar area, and pro shop furnished with today's best in golf equipment and apparel.
Book your tee time up to 12 days in advance by calling our pro shop at (906) 563-5891. Find out more by going to their web site: www.oakcrestgolf.com.
Blue Tees: 69.7/slope 127, 6,162 yards par 72
White Tees: 68.4/slope 125, 5,895 yards par 72
Blue Tees: 71.6/slope 123, 5,426 yards par 74
2012 golf membership form
Located at 900 Main Street next to the City Hall.
Events are scheduled through out the summer. There is limited permanent bench seating; visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs to the events.
The band shell is available for use during the warm-weather months by civic organizations on a first-come, first served basis with the calendar of Norway's city band given preference. Call the city hall (906) 563-9961 for reservation information. There is a fund established at city hall for volunteer donations to cover the cost of repairs to the structure.
Travel four miles east of Norway on Hwy 2, through Vulcan until you see the Big Bear sculpture on the right. Turn right at the Bear. Take the first left over the RR tracks (River Road) and continue until you see the "tractor" mailbox on the right. Turn in and proceed to parking area.
N-1155 River Road, Vulcan, MI 49892
906-563-8577 or 906-396-5728
Suggestion: call ahead for current picking conditions, plus days and hours for picking.
May — Pick-your-own Rhubarb
July — Pick-your-own Strawberries—open by July 4th—8 am - 7 pm (every day)
August — Pick-your-own Rye and Oats
September 10 — Pick-your-own Pumpkins and Sunflowers
(Pumpkins: orange, jack-o-lanterns, white, & multi-colored)
September 15 — Pick-your-own Cabbage for deer baiting—please call ahead
Iron Mountain Iron Mine
US-2, Three miles east of Norway at the town of Vulcan, MI
Guided underground mine tours by train, through 2,600 feet of underground drifts and stopes to see the reality of iron mining. Tours are conducted daily from June 1st to October 15th. Children under 6 are free with an adult.
Print a coupon for $1.00 off a guided tour of the Iron Mountain Iron Mine at their website: Iron Mountain Iron Mine website link
For more information from June 1 to October 15 call 906-563-8077
Between October 15 and May 31 call 906-774-7914
The Norway Speedway is located just outside of Norway on US 8. on the Dickinson County Fairgrounds. Racing weekly are the Pepsi Late Models, Auto Value Super Stocks, DQ-Dog 4 cylinders and the Norway Slammers.
The Norway Speedway is a third mile oval track thatis slightly banked. The track, originally a dirt track, was built in 1942 and was blacktopped in 1978.
Brought to you Fridays—Memorial Day to Labor Day—by the Dickinson County Racing Association.
Pit area opens at 3:00pm, Grandstands open 5:00 p.m.; time trials 6:15
racing starts at 7:30 (times are subject to change - please check our website for current race times.)
$7 seniors-65 and up
$7 students 11-16 years old
$3 children 6-10 years old (5 and under free)
Norway Speedway web site link