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Attractions

World Class Attractions

Ironwood Michigan has an attraction for all seasons. Ironwood boasts many world class attractions from the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, many major Ski Resorts, rushing waterfalls, secluded all season trails, Lake Superior Shoreline.  Located in the Western Upper Peninusla, prepare for a secluded adventure in the “Wild Peninsula”.

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Copper Peak

Welcome to Copper Peak, the only ski flying hill outside of Europe. Located near Ironwood in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Copper Peak is the world’s smallest ski flying hill homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

While Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride continues to draw in thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the views from the top of this unique attraction, plans are in the works to renovate and improve Copper Peak in order to host year-round ski flying events and training. (more…)

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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. Originating in Wisconsin, the Black River flows through forested areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. The River has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops in elevation to meet Lake Superior. Tannin (tanic acids)from hemlock trees is what gives it its unique color. (more…)

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Historic Ironwood Theatre

Ironwood’s Cultural Centerpiece

The Historic Ironwood Theatre– Built in 1928, the recent restored theatre has a rich history of providing outstanding entertainment. The Mission of the Ironwood Theatre is to provide cultural entertainment of the highest possible quality to the greatest number of citizens in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. (more…)

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Stormy Kromer – Factory Tour & Outlet

George “Stormy” Kromer was a real guy – a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer. Not the kind of guy you’d expect to start a clothing company, in other words, but one who happened to create a cap that became known for long-comfort and the ability to stay snug, even in the fiercest winds.

This final feature, in fact, is the reason he made his famous headgear in the first place, but we’ll get to that in a bit. (more…)

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Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the “Porkies” a trip to remember. (more…)

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Lake Superior

The Fresh Coast the Great Lakes

Everyone should experience Lake Superior!  The Western Upper Peninsula is graced by the presence of such an amazing body of water.  Take a swim in crystal clear fresh water along beautiful and diverse beaches and coastline. Kayak from place to place along this fresh inland sea.  Get on your boat do some deep sea fishing for massive Lake Trout!

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Little Girls Point

Take a break and unplug on this simple, but well maintained County Park and Beach. Little Girls Point extends over a half mile along Lake Superior. The beach is a magnet for rock pickers and agate hunters with crystal clear water to swim, paddle and float the day away. If you look Northwest you can see the Apostle Islands and Northeast, the Porcupine Mountains. There is a picnic area with 2 pavillions, picnic tables, grills and stone buildings with restrooms. Also camping sites lake side or wooded all close to the beach. The extension camp is available to rent for reunions, weddings and get togethers. Reservations for camping call 906-663-4428 or 906-932-1913

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Presque Isle State Park & River

This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which measures 25 feet high. (more…)

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Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail

Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail

Jump on the longest designated state trail in the nation as you hike or bike your way between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. Explore pristine forests, pass cool rivers and visit charming towns, and find out why Michigan is known as “The Trails State.” The 1,273-mile hiking route (69% complete) incorporates a large portion of the existing North Country National Scenic Trail. It traverses the west side of the Lower Peninsula and borders Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. The 791-mile bicycle route (64% complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula. Our local portion of the trail runs from the Depot park, into Hurley WI, and continuing to Bessemer with expansion to Wakefield MI in the near future.

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Find Your North Waterfall Guide

Comprehensive Waterfall Map and Directions

Explore the Wild Peninsula and find countless paths that lead to epic waterfalls in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.  See the “Find Your North Waterfall Guide” to unleash your nature. (more…)

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Miners Memorial Heritage Park-MMHP

Miners Memorial Heritage Park– MMPH encompasses the former iron ore mining locations within the City of Ironwood. The discovery of these mines resulted in the establishment of the City of Ironwood in the latter part of the 19th century. The last iron ore mine in the City of Ironwood closed in 1966.

Non-motorized trails can be used for activities including hiking, biking (a brand new state of the art trail system coming soon), running, walking, snowshoeing, and cross county skiing, while providing safe corridors between many locations within the City of Ironwood and the opportunity for regional trail connections. Miners Memorial Heritage Park provides a unique attraction for residents and tourists alike! (more…)

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Ironwood Memorial Building

The Memorial Building is a two-story Neoclassical structure built of concrete in a pentagonal shape. The first floor is raised, providing light to the basement level. The two front facades are faced in grey terra cotta and coursed stone, while the remaining elevations are faced with brick. The heavy bronze door entrances are approached with wide granite steps and are flanked by Ionic columns. Above each entrance, clocks are inset into the terra cotta. A balustrade runs around the roof edge. Multipaned windows separated by pilasters and topped with arches run around the first floor, and rectangular windows with architrave trim are used on the second. (more…)

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Ironwood Depot Museum & Park

Old Depot Museum and Ironwood Chamber

Built in 1892, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot was designed in the Richardson Romanesque style. It was the hub of an elaborate railroad yard operation in the center of Ironwood. As the mines closed, so too did the fortunes of the railroads, with the last iron ore trains ending in 1967 and passenger trains ending their service at the Depot in 1970. Purchased by the City of Ironwood, the Depot was refurbished by a dedicated group of volunteers, and it is now home to the Ironwood Area Historical Society and the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce. (more…)

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Sylvania Wilderness

The Sylvania Wilderness and Sylvania Recreation Area, is located near Watersmeet, Michigan and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Combined with the adjacent Recreation Area, this 18,327 acre wilderness offers an outstanding experience for those who want to camp, fish, hike, canoe, ski, or enjoy the solitude of a wilderness experience. Few Wilderness compare to Sylvania. Here you will find 34 named lakes – some with sandy beaches, others surrounded by record-sized red and white pines. This large natural area with its old growth forest and pristine lakes provides habitat for a wide range of living things.  Find out more -> (more…)

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Lake Gogebic

Lake Gogebic, Michigan’s largest inland lake, lies at the far western end of the Upper Peninsula. With abundant opportunities for fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, and winter sports, Lake Gogebic is a four-season vacation gem that – for all its attractions – retains the peaceful atmosphere of a small Northwoods community, untroubled by traffic and crowds.

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Gile Flowage

Gile Flowage is a 3138 acre lake located in Iron County/Hurley, Wisconsin. It has a maximum depth of 25 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Also A great place to kayak, canoe or SUP with many islands to explore. The lake’s water is moderately clear.

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Iron County Historical Museum

One of the best spots for history enthusiasts is the Iron County Historical Society Museum. Built in 1893 as the town hall for the now-vanished Town of Vaughn, the museum building was sold the following April to serve as the courthouse of Iron County. Mixed styles of architecture were used when erecting this building to include Richardsonian Romanesque. In 1976, the Iron County Historical Society acquired the building and spent a decade performing extension restoration.

The Iron County Museum offers you three full floors housing every kind of display from history of iron mining to railroads, timber to veterans, home life to faith based articles. The museum is filled with many

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Big Powderhorn Mountain

Real Memories are Create UP North!

Big Powderhorn Mountain is tucked away in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Your escape to the Northwoods begins with 17 feet of average natural snowfall, renowned grooming, family friendly specials, and a down-home staff who treats you like family. Throw in a charming Bavarian style village with complimentary shuttle service and you have the makings for an unforgettable winter getaway! (more…)

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Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain – Big Snow Resort

2 Legendary Mountains. 1 Lift Ticket. 0 Worries.

Which mountain is right for you? Why not both? At Big Snow Resort BOTH mountains are included with your lift ticket. One on the morning, one in the evening. One on your first day and the other on your second. It’s up to you. We even have a shuttle to take you back and forth as you like. Both are guaranteed to show you a great time! BUY YOUR LIFT TICKETS NOW! (more…)

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Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort

Discover three mountains with forty-three trails for every ability, spread over a vast 400 acres within the ancient Penokee Mountains. Experience an abundance of lake effect snow, meticulously groomed trails, along with incredibly helpful staff that will make your trip here unforgettable. Whether you’re searching for the perfect corporate retreat location, a mountaintop wedding or bringing the extended family together for a reunion, Whitecap Mountains Resort is your answer, offering year-round family recreation, lodging, and down-home hospitality in Northern Wisconsin.

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Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion is Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College. Open to the public, the Mt. Zion complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program. Mt. Zion is well-known for its numerous “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs” for children, and its very own, snow-tubing park. Enjoy beautiful vistas, mountain biking, Frisbee golf, Ski & Snowboard. Newly erected overlook has been installed for breathtaking views and Northern Lights displays. (more…)

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Wolverine Nordic Ski, Bike and Hiking Trails

Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails in Ironwood offers 24K of ski trails including several loops for classic striding and skate skiing. There are 14K of marked snowshoe trails and 7K of snow bike trails. Lake Effect snow provides the area with snow that tends to arrive earlier, pile deeper, and last longer than anywhere else in the midwest. The rolling terrain offers trails for all levels of skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking hiking, and trail running.

Download Mountain Bike Trail Map. Download Nordic Ski Trail Map. Download Snowshoe Trail Map.

Ski and snowshoe trails can be accessed at the chalet trailhead at 5851 Sunset Road. There is also a trailhead behind Apsirus Ironwood Hospital. The Summit Road trailhead provides access to snow bike trails as well as ski and snowshoe trails. (more…)

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Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR)

ABR Ski Trails – Voted 4th Best Nordic Ski Resort in the United States by USA Today!

A full service ski touring center located on over 1100 scenic acres and 78 km (cross-country) and 10 km (snowshoe) of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood Michigan. We offer skate/classic combination trails along with singletrack classic and even snowshoeing and multi-use/skijoring trails. This full service resort offers a heated warming cabin with light concessions, a full service ski shop, rentals, changing rooms, indoor restrooms, a large heated wax area with many wax benches. Lessons available, waxing services, Saunas for rent, and lodging options within the resort area. (more…)

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Hiawatha Park

Hiawatha Statue

Hiawatha Statue was built in 1964 and is made mainly of fiberglass.  Hiawatha is 52 feet tall and looks north to Lake Superior. Hiawatha was the leader and founder of the Iroquois Confederacy and the statue was designed to symbolize unity and peace within each nation that had joined the confederacy. (more…)

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