The Official Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce
Your Tahquamenon Gateway

Welcome to Newberry, Michigan the "Official Moose Capital of the Michigan".  Newberry offers a wide variety of attractions, lodging, restaurants, business opportunities, along with incredible year-round activities and events.  Make your plans here to visit one of the best places to hike, explore, golf, snowmobile, get your picture taken with the cubs, take a tour by rail and river, along with many other wonderful attractions and activities.  We invite you to experience "Your Tahquamenon Gateway".  

"The mission of the Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and contribute to the economic well-being of the community by supporting and promoting a diversity of tourism, business and industry."

Tahquamenon Falls, Upper Tahquamenon Falls, Lower Tahquamenon Falls

We Are "Your Tahquamenon Gateway"
We welcome you to Tahquamenon Country and the Tahquamenon Falls, attracting more than 750,000 visitors per year. The Legendary Tahquamenon Falls was made famous in the Longfellow poem Hiawatha. According to Indian lore, the origin of the name Tahquamenon is attributed to the water's amber color, which is the result of leaching of tanic acid from the cedar and hemlock swamps that feed the river. The Tahquamenon Falls is special in many ways. One little known fact is that it is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest. The Tahquamenon Falls are open year-round.

Newberry, Michigan "Things to See"
The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to experience Tahquamenon.  Located within the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we have large array of spectacular Things to See.  Family friendly and fun for all ages, our attractions itinerary includes Oswald's Bear Ranch, The Tahquamenon River Logging Museum, Luce County Historical Museum, Upper Tahquamenon Falls, Lower Tahquamenon Falls, Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion / Toonerville Trolley, The Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Garlyn Zoo, along many other points of interest.  Newberry also has the incredibly ornate, mural rich, Tahqualand Theatre located in downtown Newberry, something you'll definitely want to see during your visit.

Newberry, MI "Things to Do"
When it comes to Things to Do, we surely have you covered.  Being situated in one of America's most pristine areas, with forests, rivers and lakes all around us, you are sure to have an adventurous and memorable time.  Every direction of our Tahquamenon Country can deliver great activities for all who seek adventure.   Here's a Quick Glance for those who need info fast:

Warm Season Activities Winter Activities
  • Luce Country ATV / ORVing
  • Fishing - Our many river, streams and Lakes
  • Hunting - Prime State Land
  • Golfing - At the all NEW Newberry Country Club
  • Rock Collecting - Along Lake Superior
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Farmer's Market - Every Thursday (Please check the Community Calendar)
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog Sledding - Nature's Kennel
  • Down Hill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice-Skating - At the Barn in Newberry
    • The Tahquamenon Outdoor Recreation Complex has plans for a new rink which will be the first recreation complex with NHL-sized synthetic ice rink in the United States, visit their site for more information and fundraising: www.torcitup.com
  • Sledding
  • Fat Bike Riding
  • Visit the Upper Tahquamenon Falls - Park is Open Year-round
  • Shopping
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The Newberry Michigan Area offers a great amount of Things to See.  Visit Tahquamenon Country and plan your visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with us.

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We have a long list of Things to Do here in and around Newberry.  Many of these include our incredible natural surroundings.  Great family fun awaits!

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Business Exposure and Growth
If you are thinking of moving your existing or new business to Newberry or perhaps you are a current business seeking expansion, we can help.  Membership with the Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce is very affordable and brings many benefits: Website Exposure, Web Advertising Opportunities, Brochure Distribution, Newsletter, Yearly Chamber Dinner, Insurance Discounts & Helping to Create Economic Growth in Our Area.

Along with membership with our Chamber, the Luce County EDC has many services that can help with your business expansion.   Location is key to success and assistance is available for researching an investment in industrial, commercial, retail properties.  Our Industrial Park has sites available and offers 298 acres of property, close to the airport and rail way.  For more information on how to begin moving forward with your business, please their website:  www.edclucecountymi.webs.com

 

 


Upcoming Events

Community Pancake Breakfast

Every Third Saturday from 21 Jan. 2017 to 18 Mar. 2017.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is hosting a community pancake breakfast once a month. Good food and good people, a great way to start the weekend.
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Song Writers Group

Every Last Monday from 30 Jan. 2017 to 29 May. 2017.

There will be a "Songwriter's Group" held the last Monday of every month through May 2017. Songwriters, musicians and music lovers alike will meet for an informal gathering at the ECA. All are welcome! Join in as guests of the group share song ideas, play guitar and other instruments, sing and just enjoy the company of other music enthusiasts. Free of charge. Meeting will be held in the lower level of the ECA building. There will be no meeting in December, next meeting is scheduled for January 30th. Contact Ruthette Mills for more information 906.586.6384.
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Erickson Center 3rd Annual Student Art Show

On Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 6 Feb. 2017 to 31 Mar. 2017.

This showcase contains a large variety of artwork provided by students of all ages from Tahquamenon Area Schools, Three Lakes Academy, Engadine Consolidated Schools, and local home-schooling programs. Patrons will be given a chance to vote for the "People's Choice Award" presented to one student from each of the schools at the end of the exhibit. Free to the public.
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Fish Decoy Competition

25 Feb. 2017

10:00am registration at Hiawatha Sportsman Recreation Building.
3 Classes: Realistic, folk-art, kids.
Cash & prizes.
For more information please contact Monte Simmons (906) 477-3033 or (906)420-4485
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Free Fishing Weekend Demonstration

25 Feb. 2017

Want to learn a little more about the fish in our lakes and how to enjoy our resources during all seasons? Come on out to learn about ice fishing and even try your hand at it.
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Millecoquins Lake Winter Carnival

25 Feb. 2017

Activities will be at the south end of the lake and in the Hiawatha Sportsmans Recreation Building. Enjoy an ice fishing tournament, the Big Mac & Cheese cook off, a decoy competition, photo contest, the Polar Eagle Plung and much more!
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Colorful Clay Plate Art Class

4 Mar. 2017

Make not one, but TWO of your own functional clay plates to decorate and take home. Artist Tina Doorn will show participants the “slump mold’ and “slip decorating” techniques while they create and paint two pieces of beautiful, usable art.
Tina is also offering the participants of her class to come into her studio and observe the final glazing and kiln loading procedure with their plates! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into her studio.
$60/person all supplies included
**This class is limited to 8 students. Adults only please. Class will be held in the lower level of the Erickson Center. However, if no more than 4 people sign up, the class will be held in Tina’s studio. **
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Winter Break for Knowledge

11 Mar. 2017

A lot of fun workshops to enjoy!
Sponsored by the MSU Extension Office. Held at the Tahquamenon Area Schools.
Deadline to register is March 3rd. Cost is $15 for a full day and includes lunch. $10 for half a day. 12 and under are free.
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35th Woodhhoppers Ball

11 Mar. 2017

The 35th Woodchoppers Ball will be held at the American Legion Hall in Newberry. From 5pm-7pm (Dance following at 7:00pm) there will be a Roast Beef & Pork Dinner with hot veggies, salad, dessert & beverage. Dinner and dance tickets are $12.00 and must be purchased by March 10th. For the dance only: $5 and pay at the door. Tickets available from: Pete & Rose Anderson 293-5777, Linda Grant 293-8788, Diane Lutz 293-8869 or Mike & Irma McElhaney (906)322-6023.
There will be Live Music by "Key Change" a local musicians 3 piece variety band.
There will be raffle tickets available for a number of great items.
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