This is the most comprehensive guide to vacationing resources located in Michigan's beautiful AuSable River Valley. It includes information on on places to stay, places to eat, places to have fun, places to shop, a places to shop and places to obtain services in the larger cities as well as the small villages. It contains 417 pages of information relating to these topics.
An ice shanty (also called an ice shack, ice house, fishing shanty, fish house, fish coop, bobhouse, ice hut, or darkhouse) is a portable shed placed on a frozen lake to provide shelter during ice fishing. They can be as small and cheap as a plastic tarp draped over a frame of two-by-fours, or as expensive as a small cabin with heat, bunks, electricity and cooking facilities. More durable ice houses are generally left on a lake for the duration of the ice fishing season, although this can cause problems, such as thaws and re-freezing causing houses to be frozen onto the lake. Lighter, cheaper versions can collapse into a package to be moved from lake to lake during the season. Many northern communities have developed bodies of laws about the operation of ice shanties - frequently including dates by which they must be removed, even if the ice can still hold them.