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Lion Around is Back for Season Two

September 20, 2019

New Host Julia Nordstrom suggests places to explore in the Keweenaw

With a start of the 2019-2020 school year, Finlandia University is starting a new season of Lion Around, a student-run podcast.

This semester Lion Around will be hosted by junior Julia Nordstrom. Nordstrom is a majoring in marketing. On this week’s episode we are joined by Anastazia Hartman. Hartman is the new social and digital media specialist in the Communications Department at FinnU.

How many people ask “What is there to do in the Upper Peninsula?” The first episode discusses places to explore in the Keweenaw. There are many places to see that are not far from campus. Nordstrom starts the conversation by mentioning the Brockway Mountain Fall Color Tour. This year the chairlifts are running September 28th-October 13th on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a fun way to get out and see the gorgeous fall colors.

Down the road from Mount Bohemia is Bare Bluff. This is a short-easy hike that leads you to an amazing view of Lake Superior. Once you finish the hike, you can go further down the road to Bete De Gris, a white-sand beach along Lake Superior, to swim and refresh yourself.Lion Around logo

One of Nordstrom’s favorite things do is a cruise to Copper Harbor. There are two scenic ways to get to Copper Harbor. Covered Road is one way and it’s a “must see” on your fall drive. The way back would be along the shore, with many places to stop along the way. Brockway Mountain in Copper Harbor, has breathtaking views at the top. Devil’s washtub, wasn’t mentioned but it’s a place, on the way back, where you can jump off rocks and swim in a cave.

Some other places that Nordstrom touches on are Covered Drive, Redridge, and Freda. Covered Drive is a scenic dirt road that is covered with trees and is especially beautiful in the fall. This road will lead you to the historic Redridge dam that you can hike around and check out. And Freda is a beach along Lake Superior where you can watch the sunset to end the day.

Nordstrom, being a local, informs Hartman about more places to see around the Keweenaw before wrapping up the podcast. Listen to the entire episode below to hear more suggestions on what to do on Saturday afternoon.


Thanks for checking out the Lion Around podcast, one of four podcasts in the Finlandia University Podcast Network. Lion Around is a student-run podcast with the hosts and guests being FinnU students as they record from around campus. You can check out an archive at finlandia.edu/lionaround. We also invite you to subscribe to the Finlandia Podcast Network wherever you get podcasts.


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