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Nara Nature Park

The Nara Nature Park is a 100 acre reserve dedicated to people who enjoy the outdoors. Bob and Ruth Nara funded and donated this great park that includes a sledding hill, chalet, boardwalk, and 50 miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and skiing. Visit the City of Houghton’s website for more details on the […]
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JW Nara People Exhibit

JW Nara has helped hundreds of people view his life through pictures. He experienced Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the copper mining era and kept a record of his journey through photos. Nara also grew several businesses from the ground up, and was well-known in the area. Visit the Michigan Tech archives for more details on […]

JW Nara Traveling Exhibit

The Nara traveling exhibit portrays the copper miner’s strike of 1913 in great photography detail. It consists of 10 retractable standalone banners that can be temporarily donated to museums, libraries, and other historic departments. Visit the Michigan Tech Archives website for more details on the traveling exhibit.

Nara Trestle: Lake Linden

Bob and Ruth Nara donated timber to help make the Lake Linden trestle a success. The trestle is built next to beautiful Torch Lake, and provides a scenic view for all who board the train. Visitors can ride the train every weekend from June – September 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Fees vary by age. Visit the […]