Plenty of people are still venturing onto inland lakes, as well as Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, for some wintertime fun.
But that’s about to become a much more dangerous proposition.
Ice shanties are still dotting the Negaunee side of Teal Lake.
And there are still some snowmobile tracks criss–crossing it, too.
But the next few days won’t be a good time to use either of those.
Temperatures for much of the U.P. are expected to remain in the 40s until Friday.
And that makes the ice surface much more unstable.
Coast Guard Station Marquette says if you want to use the ice, there isn’t one benchmark amount of ice you should look for.
They say if you want to know more about ice conditions, getting in touch with the nearest DNR office would be a good idea.