Chamber Director's Blog

The Great Turning

The 2017 Gogebic County Fair is one for the history books.  And today, 1 September, dawning as it is chilly and bright, shows that the turn toward the Fall season has begun.   Walking to the Depot office, I see some leaves turning and some (just a few) already starting to fall to the sidewalk.   September is one of the most beautiful months here in the U.P., what with the deep blue color of the sky serving as background to all the daily changing colors of the vegetation.  Of course, there are events aplenty to go to this month, from this Saturday's Festival Italiano in Hurley, WI to the Bessemer Pumpkinfest later in the month.   New to the area this year will be the Bridges and Bluffs Iron Belle Trail race on September 23, (from Ironwood to Bessemer) which promises to be a truly splended event as the runners traverse a trail that winds through a full-color landscape.   Take time out to watch the changes--for this is truely a time where nature's turning of the clock is at its most visible and vibrant.