Republic Michigan is located by the
Michigamme River, 25 miles southwest of Ishpeming and 45
miles north of Iron Mountain on Highway M-95 in the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan. The village of Republic grew up
around the Republic Mine which operated from 1872 to
Recreation abounds in the area
with birding, fishing, canoeing & kayaking, hiking,
biking, horseback riding, wildlife watching, off-roading, hunting,
ATVlng, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and
- Rental Cabins,
Cottages, and Lodges in Republic, MI
lake Lodge on
Lost Lake offers comfortable accommodations for up to 20
guests, with individual beds. The Great Room is furnished
a wood burning fireplace and ample room for dining and
relaxing for your entire group. Wireless internet access.
Complete kitchen with dishwasher. Catering or a personal
cook can be arranged. Laundry. 200 acres of private land
with hiking, mountain biking, and groomed cross-country
ski trails for our guests. The perfect location for
Family Reunions, Corporate Teambuilding, Retreats, or to
simply get away and enjoy the beauty of nature. Lost Lake
Lodge is located in the north central U.P. at 1067
Blackbird Lane Republic, MI 49879. Phone: 906-376-2674.
Well behaved dogs welcome.
- Pine Crest
Pine Crest Lane, Republic, Michigan, 49879. Phone:
906-376-8237 or Cell: 906-371-0090. Remote lakeside
cottages on the Michigamme River and Juncob Lake. Pine
Crest offers outstanding northern style accommodations
for all, from sportsmen to families to honeymooners.
Cottages are fully furnished with complete kitchens.
Finish Sauna. Great fishing, hunting, and rock
collecting. On theATV and snowmobile trails.
- Rental Cabins in
Channing, MI (20
miles south of Republic)
Cabins, N12-178 Highway M-95, Channing, MI
49815. Phone: 906-542-6995. Located only 20 miles south
of Republic, "R" Cabins offers a new duplex log cabin and
four one bedroom cabins with kitchenettes that sleep from
4-6 guests. Each new duplex unit has 2 bedrooms, a
kitchen area, gas fireplace, and there is a connecting
door between the two units for large groups. Wireless
Internet Service. Conveniently located in the Copper
Country State Forest for hunting and ATVing and near
Sawyer Lake, the Michigamme Reservoir, and many other
lakes for fishing and boating. Snowmobile trail access.
Bait Shop with fishing supplies, ice, pizza, ice cream,
and a variety of items. Boat & Motor rentals. Pets
Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming
(map) for year round family
fun. Al Quaal features hiking, mountain biking, trail
running, and cross country ski trails as well as a picnic
area, playground, tennis courts, and fishing in Teal Lake.
There are 20K of groomed cross country ski trails ranging in
Boat, Canoe, & Kayak Rentals
Canoe and Kayak rentals for local lakes and rivers. Michigamme: Van Riper State Park (Lake Michigamme), and Craig Lake State Park and Marquette. Phone: 877-228-544
Country Ski Trails
for Marquette County
Equipment, Gear, and Supplies
Uncle Ducky Outdoors Online Shopping offers carefully selected gear and supplies you need for fun in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or Northern Wisconsin. Choose from apparel, books, camping & hiking gear, fly fishing supplies, and paddling accessories. Uncle Ducky also offers sales of canoes & kayaks, rentals of camping and paddling equipment, and exciting guided adventure packages. Order online or call 906-228-5447.
Fly Fishing Trips in the Upper Peninsula at Uncle Ducky Fly Fishing, 434 Prospect Street,
Marquette, Michigan, 49855. The Upper Peninsula is filled
with secluded lakes and streams filled with the elusive
trout or salmon. We offer guided fly fishing trips for
experienced anglers as well as those who want to learn the
fine art of fly fishing. All equipment is provided and we
have experienced guides to take you to that secluded stream.
Float or wade in the crisp waters, drop that fly by the old
log, and the excitement begins. . Fishing trips for trout, steelhead, salmon,
smallmouth bass, northern pike, and bluegill. Call Uncle
Ducky at 906-288-5447 or toll free: 877-288-5447.
Lake Superior Sport Fishing Charter Fishing on Lake Superior with licensed Captain Reid DeRosie. Fish for a variety of fish or a trophy Lake Trout at Stannard Rock. We offer charter fishing from Munising and Manistique a few times during the summer. Quality fishing gear provided. Fish the inland lakes early spring and fall. Sightseeing Trips and Sunset Cruises from Marquette Lower Harbor. Lake Superior Sport Fishing, Marquette, MI. Phone 906-360-1090
Rivers North Guided Fly Fishing Adventures with licensed fishing guide Captain Brad Petzke. Fly fish in remote and secluded rivers or lakes for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead. Atlantic Salmon, and Pacific Salmon. Quality equipment supplied. Guided trips for all levels of experience. Rivers North Guide Service, P. O. Box 371, Marquette, MI 49885. Phone: (906) 458-8125.
- Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 48-mile, multi-use,
year round trail from Republic to the east side of
Marquette. The trail includes historic sites and stories
of the Marquette Iron Range and our mining heritage. The
western trailhead is in Republic. This trail is designed
for walkers, bikers, runners, nature lovers, equestrians,
cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and those interested in
the history of the area. Parts of the trail will be for
Horseback Riding at Heritage Hills. Enjoy a peaceful trail ride on a gentle horse through a variety of terrain: open fields, forests, and hills, that was once the old Wawonowin Golf Course! Located in the wilderness area between Ishpeming and Negaunee, just 15 miles west of Marquette. Open year round, weather permitting, for guided trail rides and hand-held horse or pony rides. Walk-ins welcome during the summer months, reservations only during fall, winter and spring. Sleigh rides on various weekends; please call ahead for space and weather conditions! Riders must be 7 years old to ride alone. Maximum of 250 pounds. Call 906-361-8768 for reservations.
Mountain Biking: The Range Mountain Bike Trail System
offers over 25 miles of trails for biking and hiking with
trailheads in Ishpeming at the Country Village, Suicide
Bowl, on Hill Street, or at the Al Quaal Recreation Area.
Bikers will also enjoy riding the back roads in the
Pascoe House Museum is owned and operated by the
Republic Area Historic Society, 114 Cedar Street, South
Republic. Hours: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Saturday & Sunday from
Memorial Day to Labor Day. Phone: Mary Lou at 906-376-2335
or LaVerne at 906-376-2258
Republic Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 201,
Republic, Michigan 49879.
Republic Mine Observation Site
- Overlooking the open pit mine in Republic, just
south of Munson Park. Raised platform offers impressive
views of the Mine property and Republic area. Six etched
signs describe the mining process.
The area north of Van Riper State Park is Moose
country at it's finest. 59 Moose were transplanted in 1985
& 1987 to an area six miles north of the park. The herd
has grown with the birth of new calves each year. A slow
drive through the area north of the park may reward you with
the sight of one of these majestic animals. Stop at the
kiosk at the Park for pictures and information.
The Michigamme River is a wonderful spot for boating,
canoeing, and fishing. Sand-bottomed beach for swimming and
a playground for the kids in the town of Republic. Fish for
Small-Mouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Trout, plus
a variety of panfish, delicious cooked on the grill. Several
area places to launch your boat or canoe.
Hunters will enjoy the large areas of public land
nearby for hunting deer, bear, waterfowl, and small
History lovers might like to visit the Iron Industry
Museum in Negaunee that tells the tale of the discovery of
iron ore in the area, the Cliff's Shaft Museum in Ishpeming,
or the National Ski Hall of Fame.
collecting in the Upper Peninsula
Republic Open Pit
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