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Mecca Trails Winterfest

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Three ski races and one snowshoe tour all virtual at the Mecca Trails!

Copper Cup Highway US-2

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Copper Cup webcam located on Highway US2 in Ironwood.

Iron Nugget Snowmobile & ATV Trail Cam

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Keep up to date with the snow fall and use of the snowmobile trail in Hurley, Wisconsin.

Saxon Harbor Webcam

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Get a view of Lake Superior and Saxon Harbor Wisconsin.

Click her to see the Saxon Harbor webcam!

Depot Park Web Cams

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Get a good view of Depot Park in Downtown Ironwood.  View the weather and activity on Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail, Depot Museum, or the Pavilion and check out the snowmobile trail conditions on Trail #2.

Click here to see Depot Park Web Cams!

Big Snow Resort Web Cams

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Get a view of the snow conditions and activity at Big Snow Resort (Indianhead & Blackjack Mountains).

Click here to see Big Snow Resort Web Cams!

Big Powderhorn Mountain Web Cams

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Get a view of snow conditions and activity at Big Powderhorn Mountain.

Click here to see Big Powderhorn Mountain Web Cams!

Mt. Zion Webcam

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Sitting on top of the Mt. Zion Ski Hill, get the view from the top of Mt. Zion looking North toward Lake Superior and Copper Peak!

Click here to see the Mt. Zion Webcam!

Top 10 Ironwood, MI Winter Destinations

Monday, December 21st, 2020

The Upper Peninsula’s Finest!

Welcome to Ironwood Michigan’s Top 10 Winter Destinations. Ironwood has the best Winter adventure in the entire Midwest!  Getting National and International recognition for cross-country skiing Ironwood is a top Winter destination, with: 6 different ski areas, hundreds of miles of cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and snowmobile trails, 200+ annual inches of snow each year, and the pristine seclusion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

10. Downtown Ironwood & Miners Park

What!? Downtown made the list?  It sure did!  Downtown Ironwood is the place to come when all of your outdoor adventure is complete!  Stop in at one of the local hangouts, enjoy shopping, dining, art and history, or take in a show at the Historic Ironwood Theatre on the weekend.  There are also many events throughout the Winter.  The Jack Frost Festival (Dec-Jan), Northern Elves Festival (Dec.), SISU Ski Fest (Jan.), and more!  It’s literally like a Hallmark movie!

Miners Park Memorial Heritage Park (MMHP) is also part of the Downtown area with the new installation of the Downtown City Square as a trail head for the MMHP.  The MMHP is a 167 acre park complete with two plus miles of classic and skate ski trails and a few miles of snowshoe trails weaving in and out of the historical mine sites of Ironwood. The park is also home to the new Emberlight Festival Art in the Park, and bike trails that will  be built all happening the  summer of 2021! This park is enjoyed by all ages, locals and tourists alike!



9. Porcupine Mountains

Ski the Porcupine Mountains!  That’s right, the Porcupine Mountains has a ski hill!  Run by Gogebic Community College Ski Area Management Program along with Mt. Zion in Ironwood, the Porcupine Mountains is one of the most picturesque and secluded resorts in the region.

Get off-piste with glades cut between every run to provide wide open spaces.  Find numerous areas to make your own tracks on untouched powder.  Best backcountry skiing in the area!

Find out more about Gogebic Community College Ski Area Management Program today!

8. Lake Gogebic

From great ice fishing to snowmobiling!  As the largest inland lake in Michigan, Lake Gogebic is well known for it’s abundance of fish.

If you are more in the mood for adventure, then snowmobiling on and around Lake Gogebic is a must.  Lake Gogebic acts as a natural hub for Snowmobiles and has many trails in and around the lake.

7. Black River Scenic By-Way

Black River Scenic By-Way is the best place to for a Winter hike.  Follow the river through ancient forests along the North Country Trail and witness the most breathtaking Winter waterfall experience in the Upper Peninsula!  Enjoy on snow shoes, but be carful, the stairs aren’t very forgiving.  Follow your way all the way down to Lake Superior and enjoy a hike along the beach.  Be careful by the stairs, watch your kids, and don’t go on the Lake Superior ice.

Don’t miss out on Copper Peak the only ski flying hill outside of Europe, which is also on the Black River Scenic By-Way!  The lift is closed in the Winter but renovations are happening to hopefully soon bring back ski flying to the Western U.P.  Even though you can’t make it to the top, it’s worth seeing!

6. Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails

Fat Tire Bike Ironwood Michigan

Mostly run by volunteers, 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.

Wolverine Ski Trails also connects into the Big Powderhorn Ski area.

5. Whitecap Mountains

And another ski hill!!!  Whitecap Mountains is one of those places that you just have to experience.  A secluded resort rising up from Lake Webber makes you feel like you are truly some place special!  Whitecap boasts two mountain tops and is rated as the most scenic ski experience of them all.

4. Ironwood & Hurley Area Snowmobiling

Ironwood and Hurley are located directly in the middle of two giant snowmobiling trail systems. Iron County and the Western U.P. Trail Systems are connected by trail #2 that runs right through Ironwood Michigan and Hurley Wisconsin.  Where else can you get so many trails in two separate states in one outing.  We also have to mention the many snowmobiling races throughout the Winter!

3. Big Powderhorn Mountain

Another Ski Hill!!  Big Powderhorn is great for the entire family.  Try runs from beginner to advanced, Big Powderhorn Mountain has it all. Big Powderhorn Mountain is tucked away in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula along the Black River Scenic By-way. 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.


2. Big Snow Resort (Indianhead & Blackjack)

2 Legendary Mountains, 1 Lift Ticket, No 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.  Big Snow Resort even has 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!

Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains are famous for the quantity and quality of their snow and downhill terrain, offering a great ski and snowboard experience. The full-service resort offers lodging at both Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains, dining, a health & racquet club, indoor pool, spa and sauna.  Big snow also has many events throughout the ski season.

1. Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR Ski Trails)

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

How could any other Ironwood Winter Destination be #1?  ABR Ski Trails is 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.  ABR Ski Trails offers skate/classic combination trails along with single-track 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.


Cross-Country skiing in the Ironwood area

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Ironwood is a premier cross-country skiing destination. It was ranked in the top nine cross-country ski destinations in the world by Trips to Discover, along with destinations like Lake Tahoe and Big Sky, Montana. Ski here and you’ll see why. There are hundreds of miles of cross-country ski trails in and around Ironwood and the area receives ample amounts of snow every winter, thanks to its location in the Lake Superior snow belt. The ski trails offer something for every type of skier, from people who have never strapped on skis before to professionals training for the big race. Here’s a quick guide to exploring the area’s trail systems.


You’ll find plenty of places to base your ski adventure. Ironwood’s nine hotels are clean, comfortable and convenient—they are surrounded by six cross-country ski trail systems. See the hotel locations on this map and learn more about Ironwood lodging here.

Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR) Ski Trails

Distance from Ironwood: 3 miles

When you ski the ABR trails, you’ll see why USA Today called ABR the #4 cross-country ski resort in the country. This expansive trail system has varied terrain that offers something for everyone, from beginners to ski racers. The trail system is located in a 1,100-acre area along the scenic Montreal River, just south of Ironwood. There are more than 78km of cross-country ski trails and 10km of snowshoe trails, with including numerous hills and elevation gains of 100-130 feet, offering skiers some rolling challenges.

This full-service resort offers more than just top-notch trails. An on-site ski shop offers high quality rentals and ski services, and cross-country ski lessons can be arranged. Adult trail passes are $14; there are reduced rates for kids and seniors. See rate details here. Skiers can warm up at the heated warming cabin with light concessions, indoor restrooms and a large, heated wax area. The resort also rents saunas and has lodging options, including rental homes and rustic cabins.

ABR trails typically open for the season by mid-November, depending on snow conditions. The trails open each day at 9am and close at dark. Download a trail map here.

Wolverine Nordic Trails

Distance from Ironwood: 2 miles

Just north of Ironwood, you’ll find a beautiful system of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking and trail running. The Wolverine Nordic Trails have 24km of cross-country ski trails, including several loops for skate and classic skiing. There are also 14km of marked snowshoe trails and 7km of fat biking trails.

Wolverine’s warming chalet offers a view of a historic wooden ski jump that was part of the club’s original activities. Cookies and hot chocolate are available in the chalet, which is open from 8am to 6pm during the ski season.

You can access the trails via two trailheads. One is located at 5851 Sunset Road; the other is behind Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, N10561 Grandview Lane. See a Wolverine ski and snowshoe map here.

Miners Memorial Heritage Park-MMHP

Distance from Ironwood: 0 miles

You can ski through Ironwood’s mining history right in the heart of Ironwood: Miners Memorial Heritage Park has trails for running, walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The park is developing a new system of mountain bike trails, scheduled to open in 2021. The 167-acre park is dedicated to the people who worked and died in the mines of the region and the park has various mining remnants and historical displays, including details of the Pabst Mine disaster of 1926, a mine collapse that killed three miners and trapped 40 others.

See a Miners Trail Map here.

Mecca Ski Trails

Distance from Ironwood: 25 miles    

South of Ironwood, you can ski through terrain sculpted by glaciers on the Mecca Trails. Located in the Iron County Forest near Mercer, WI, the Mecca Trails include 21km of groomed cross-country ski trails that are tracked for classic skiers, alongside a groomed skate skiing path. Various loops accommodate skiers of all levels. The trails are located in a hemlock and pine forest and offer scenic views of the Little Turtle Wildlife Area. The trailhead has a heated log cabin with changing room and toilet.

See a Mecca Ski Map here.

Montreal Ski Trails

Distance from Ironwood: 4 miles

A rolling system of cross-country ski trails can be found just south of Ironwood in the Iron County Forest. The Montreal Ski Trail system includes nearly 9km of trails that loop through Montreal’s historic mining district. Access trailheads at Rose Wreath on Hwy 77 and Spring Camp Rd. on the west side of Montreal. See a map of the Montreal Ski Trails here.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Distance from Ironwood: 26 miles                         

A pristine 60,000-wilderness area is located a short drive from Ironwood. The Porcupine Mountains rise dramatically near the shore of Lake Superior, offering some memorable cross-country skiing views. Groomed trails can be found at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, an area for downhill skiing that’s located within the park. The area has over 30km of maintained trails and the state park has an additional 90 miles of trails that are not groomed but are open to backcountry explorers.

See a Porcupine Mountains cross-country ski trail map here.

Uller Trails

Distance from Ironwood: 6 miles

A rewarding backcountry skiing experience can be found a short drive from Ironwood in the Iron County Forest. The Uller Trails are challenging—the system is not recommended for beginners. It includes 11 miles of cross-country trails that take skiers through remote, rolling and hilly terrain. Hikers and snowshoers are welcome on the trails but are asked to please stay off the groomed trail.

A parking lot is available in Iron Belt on North Road and at Weber Lake. Road parking is located at the system’s Hoyt and Lagoon trailheads. The parking locations are detailed on an Uller Ski Trail map here.


Virtual SISU Ski Fest

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Presenting the 2021 Virtual SISU Ski Fest!

A virtual cross country ski event designed to be fun, safe and competitive. Our goal is to give you something to plan for, train for and look forward to without worry that the event will be cancelled or you will put yourself at undue risk to participate. Size up the situation and make the most of it! Plan for, train for, and look forward to YOUR race. Have fun with our A-G-E (Age Group Equalizers) time adjustments. Try to win! Challenge your friends! Plan to meet up and race in small groups. Or, take it easy and ski with family. Come to Ironwood and ski at ABR or stay close to home at your local ski area. Make it what YOU want this year. Post your results and photos to share with our ski community. Maybe win a prize to boot!

Ironwood snowmobile guide

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Welcome to some of the best snowmobiling in the upper Midwest. Ironwood is your gateway to rides that will take you through million-acre forests, across ancient mountain ranges and along the shore of the largest of the Great Lakes. Snowmobile trails in the U.P. and Wisconsin offer endless possibilities for day trips and longer adventures. Fuel up your machine: here’s a quick guide to snowmobiling in Ironwood.

Why is snowmobiling in Ironwood so good?

We’re a little biased, but we think riding doesn’t get much better than this. We do have a few facts on our side. For starters, we are in the heart of the Lake Superior snowbelt. As you drive from the south, you’ll know when you hit the snowbelt—the snowpack is typically much deeper than it is in destinations to the south in Wisconsin. At any moment in winter months, there’s a chance you’ll see a few flakes in the air. The phenomenon is caused by Lake Superior to the north of Ironwood, and we’re so glad it’s here.

But we don’t just have snow—from Ironwood you can ride into two expansive national forests. Ironwood is a gateway to the million-acre Ottawa National Forest in the U.P. and rides to the south will take you into the 1.5 million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin. Popular places that you can reach by sled include the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds, Lake Superior and Lake Gogebic. See some more specific riding ideas below.

Area snowmobile clubs do an outstanding job maintaining these trails to keep them in excellent riding condition.

How do I navigate the trails?

See an online Ironwood snowmobile map that offers an overview of trails here. There are various apps that will help you find your way and you also might want to pick up a printed map—they are available for sale at local gas stations, chamber offices and stores.

What are some popular rides?

Your options for snowmobiling around Ironwood are nearly limitless.

Ride south into Wisconsin and you can loop around the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, returning via Iron Belt and Montreal.

For some U.P. riding not far from Ironwood, snowmobile east to Lake Gogebic. You will pass Bessemer and Wakefield on the way there and you can visit Merriweather and Bergland on the north side of the lake.

Head north of Ironwood for another spectacular ride—ride up to White Pine and Silver City and make sure to plan a stop at the breathtaking Lake of the Clouds. Take the snowmobile trails through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area State Park on your way home.

Ironwood is also a great launching point for folks who want to “saddlebag” and go for a long trip. From Ironwood, head northeast to Houghton. Overnight there, spend a day riding the trails around Copper Harbor, overnight again in Houghton and return to Ironwood.

What else should I keep in mind?

While there are plenty of services available to snowmobilers, riding in this part of the country can be remote. A good practice is to fuel up your sled whenever you pass a gas station—if may be some time before you see another one. Also, be sure to follow state laws. Michigan’s snowmobile laws and rules can be found here. Wisconsin’s snowmobile regulations can be found here.


Friday, November 13th, 2020


For a look at all of the Wisconsin and Michigan ATV and ORV trails, please click on the Ironwood Area Summer Recreation Guide link. Ironwood Area Summer Recreation Guide

Click on the links below to download the Big Snow Resort ATV maps at both Indianhead Mountain Resort and Blackjack Ski Resort.

Blackjack – Big Snow Resort ATV Map


Indianhead – Big Snow Resort ATV Map


A guide to downhill skiing in the U.P.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Ironwood is a winter playground, surrounded by some of the best downhill skiing in the upper Midwest. There are six ski hills in and around Ironwood, each offering a different downhill experience—and all the hills are just minutes apart. Unsure where to start? Here’s a guide to downhill skiing in the U.P., including directions to the ski resorts, opening dates and lift ticket information.


Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Located east of Ironwood and north of Bessemer, the 253-acre Big Powderhorn resort offers a complete downhill ski experience near Ironwood. The resort features a charming Bavarian-style village and some outstanding skiing. You’ll find 45 trails, 9 double chairlifts, 622 feet of vertical and three unique terrain parks. Big Powderhorn is open for alpine skiing and snowboarding and there are runs for easy, intermediate, and difficult trail ratings. The park’s summit is an impressive 1,622 feet and is part of the Gogebic Range. The resort also connects to the Wolverine Nordic Trail, a cross-country ski trail.

How to get to Big Powderhorn: Take U.S. Highway 2 east from Ironwood to Powderhorn Road. Follow Powderhorn Road north to the resort. The address: 11375 Powderhorn Rd, Bessemer, MI 49911.

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Mt. Zion Recreational Complex

Find fantastic downhill skiing in the heart of Ironwood! Mt. Zion is part of Gogebic Community College but it’s open to the public for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and free cross-country skiing. The hill has a 300-foot vertical drop and beautiful panoramic views of Ironwood and the surrounding countryside. Mt. Zion is very well-managed—it’s a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program. The hill also offers various ski/snowboard programs and rental gear is available. Senior citizens (62+) ski or snowboard for free!

How to get to Mt. Zion: The hill is located in the heart of Ironwood. Here is the address: E4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938.

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Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort

Take a short drive southwest of Ironwood to experience this expansive winter sports destination. Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort is a 400-acre ski area, tucked between the ancient Penokee Range and Weber Lake. The hill includes five chair lifts, 43 ski and snowboard runs and a variety of scenic snowshoe and cross-country skiing trails.  The complex is also connected to the area’s snowmobile trail network and there’s access to ice fishing and skating on Weber Lake.

How to get to Whitecap Mountain: The resort is about 12 miles southwest of Ironwood. Take Wisconsin Highway 77 southwest to County Highway E in Iron Belt. Follow the signs for the resort. The address of Whitecap Mountains is 9106 W Co. Rd E, Upson, WI 54565.

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Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain – Big Snow Resort

You can have twice the fun at Big Snow Resort! Find Big Snow a short drive east of Ironwood—it’s actually two ski hills that operate together as Big Snow Resort. Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain both offer a premier downhill skiing experience, and your Big Snow lift ticket works on both hills. Indianhead stands at 1,770 feet of elevation and boasts 520 feet of vertical—the longest run is 1 mile. Skiers at Indian are served by five chair lifts. Blackjack offers skiers 490 feet of vertical, 22 runs and four double chair lifts. Three terrain parks challenge experienced skiers.

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How to get to Big Snow Resort: The two resorts are just four miles apart and a shuttle runs between the two hills. Indianhead Mountain is located at 500 Indianhead Road, Wakefield, MI 49968. Blackjack Mountain is located at N11251 Blackjack Road, Bessemer, MI 49911. To get to the hills from Ironwood, take U.S. Highway 2 east from town. Turn north (left) onto Baker Blackjack Road to get to the Blackjack hill. To get to Indianhead, continue a bit further on Highway 2 and turn north (left) onto Indianhead Road.

Porcupine Mountains Ski Area

The Porcupine Mountains draw people throughout the year to visit the U.P. and experience a real wilderness and stunning outdoor beauty. There’s perhaps no better way to experience this special place than on skis. The hill is located within the Porcupine Mountains State Park, an expansive park that holds a large tract of old growth forest. Snowboarders, alpine and telemark skiers are treated to sweeping views of Lake Superior, 670 feet of vertical and 250 skiable acres. The longest run is a mile long. There’s also a natural terrain park and some of the area’s best backcountry skiing.

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How to get to the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area: The hill is located at Michigan Highway 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953. It’s about a 50-minute drive from Ironwood; take U.S. Highway 2 east to M-64. Take a left and head to 107th Engineers Memorial Highway. Take a left and head to the ski area.

Plums and Honey Creamery

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Freshly crafted small batch premium ice cream right in downtown Ironwood!

Copper Peak Trails Fest

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

COPPER PEAK TRAILS FEST HAS GONE VIRTUAL!!! The course navigates down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump. The downhill is fast and flowy with intermittent jumps and bridges. Racers have the option of a 2 LAP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE (8 miles) or a 1 LAP TRAIL RUN (4 miles) on the Copper Peak Trails. We hope you can support the trails and join us for this fun event!

Bridges and Bluffs

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Bridges & Bluffs is Going Virtual in 2020! You can complete the race, in social-distanced fashion, on the Iron Belle Trail or anywhere you’d like during the month of September. We’d love for you to tag us on Facebook and share photos, Strava, and your stories from your race. More information will be coming soon! FROM IRONWOOD TO BESSEMER AND BACK! The 2020 Bridges and Bluffs 1/2 marathon is a virtual event that can be run anywhere but you are welcome to run the official route while social distancing which starts at the Historic Depot Park in downtown Ironwood, Michigan and runs along the Iron Belle Trail to Bessemer, Michigan and back along the trail finishing again at Ironwood’s Depot Park. Enjoy the beautiful trail connecting the local community during the peak of Fall color while taking in the amazing sights of bluffs, rivers, and railroad bridges. A 2-person relay and 2-mile run walk will also take place to enjoy at shorter distances. The race will take place between September 7 and October 18. To ensure you know the latest, be sure to subscribe to email updates below.

First Friday Plaidurday 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Physically distant Plaidurday 2020! Take a selfie at one of downtown Ironwood’s Plaid Selfie Stations wearing plaid and tag @STORMYKROMEROFFICIAL & @IRONWOODMICHIGAN on Instagram using #plaidurday to be entered into a Stormy Kromer PRIZE GIVEAWAY! TBD Depot Park Farmers & Artisans Market and vendor market on Aurora St. sidewalks and Downtown Art Park (weather dependent otherwise will be held at Depot Park). Businesses open late until 6:30 p.m. or beyond.

Bessemer Bluff/Bluff Valley Park

Friday, September 18th, 2020

The Bessemer Bluffs are magnificent hills that overlook the City of Bessemer and surrounding area. This hike is a difficult one, which is one reason why it didn’t rank higher in our list. If you are able to do the hike, the reward is great!

Big Powderhorn Mountain/Wolverine Ski Trails

Friday, September 18th, 2020

The Wolverine Ski Trails, which is a multi mile non motorized trail system for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing, connects to Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Though the Wolverine Ski Trail system doesn’t necessarily have many outlook experiences, the hike through the forest is some of the best in the region.  By taking the Powderhorn loop, you will arrive at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, take advantage of the view from the top.

Whitecap Mountain/Corrigan’s Lookout

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort located in Wisconsin, is beautiful any season and is a true hidden gem.  About 12 miles outside of Ironwood, the Whitecap Mountains are an extremely picturesque scene.  Located at the foot of Weber Lake, and deep in the forest, the ski hill is gorgeous.  Right outside of the Whitecap Mountain, Corrigan’s Lookout is a great fall color destination on it’s own.

Top 10 Ironwood Fall Color Destinations

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

10. Whitecap Mountain/Corrigan’s Lookout

Corrigan’s Lookout

Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort located in Wisconsin, is beautiful any season and is a true hidden gem.  About 12 miles outside of Ironwood, the Whitecap Mountains are an extremely picturesque scene.  Located at the foot of Weber Lake, and deep in the forest, this ski hill is gorgeous.  Right outside of the Whitecap Mountain, Corrigan’s Lookout is a great fall color destination on it’s own.

9. Bessemer Bluff/Bluff Valley Park

The Bessemer Bluffs are magnificent hills that overlook the City of Bessemer and surrounding area.  This hike is a difficult one, which is one reason why it didn’t rank higher in our list. If you are able to do the hike, the reward is great!



8. Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Miners Park Aurora Open Pit Mine Pond

Miners Memorial Heritage Park– MMHP 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! You will feel like you are in the middle of the forest, but you are right downtown!

7. Big Powderhorn Mountain/Wolverine Ski Trails

The Wolverine Ski Trails, which is a multi mile non motorized trail system for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing, connects to Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Though the Wolverine Ski Trail system doesn’t necessarily have many outlook experiences, the hike through the forest is some of the best in the region.  By taking the Powderhorn loop, you will arrive at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort, take advantage of the view from the top.


6. Powers Road/Bald Mountain Scenic Drive

The Powers Road Trail, which is a multiple-use trail, is on e of the most scenic trails in the region.  The trail winds back and forth through vast areas of County Forest Land and over peaks of some of the highest points in the area.  Because portions of the trail may be more difficult for some users, connection loops bring users around these areas.

This trail system is open to multiple user groups, from hikers or bikers to four wheel or four legged modes of transportation. Or if you just want a scenic drive, this is perfect! Take Powers road to the end and head east to Little Girls Point, a must see beach on Lake Superior! Or head west to explore Superior Falls and Saxon Falls. Truly magnificent!

The Bald Mountain interpretive trail brings users, by way of an old two track, to the top of Bald Mountain with views to the south to take in the colors!

Click here to download the Powers Road Recreation Area Map.

5. Black River Scenic By-Way

Black River National Scenic By-way is surrounded by limitless adventure, wilderness, and peaceful scenic experiences in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula.  As part of the North Country Trail, enjoy the rush of Black River waterfalls, which are some of the best in the world for sight seeing and whitewater kayaking, or head downstream to Black River Harbor to take a boating expedition or relax on the sandy beach on the shores of Lake Superior. Anywhere on the scenic by-way is worth it!

4. Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion is located on the campus of Gogebic Community College and is easily accessible.  A scenic destination in Spring, Summer, and Fall, and a Ski/Tubing hill in the Winter. Just outside of the City of Ironwood, hike or drive to the top, and enjoy the view!

3. Wolf Mountain

Just outside of Wakefield, Michigan (12 Miles from Ironwood), this is a beautiful gradual hike through lush northern hardwood foliage. It’s rather steep as you near the end but worth the climb.

If you are looking for a unique experience with few visitors, Wolf Mountain is an under rated Fall color destination that made our top 3, A breathtaking view awaits you at the top!

2. Porcupine Mountains – Lake of the Clouds

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains


The 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.

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 by Michigan’s Legislature. Since then, many changes have taken place in the way we live; however, the Porcupine Mountains are almost unchanged. The remote interior with its towering pine and hemlock seems to defy time. The solitude of the park is mysterious and exciting.

For information on waterfalls in the area, download the “Find Your North Waterfall Guide“.


1. Copper Peak

Copper Peak is the most visited Fall Color attraction in the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Where else can you get a full 360 unimpeded view of vast wilderness and the largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior.

Take the adventure ride to the top and get a 360 view of the beautiful North. Down below, take a hike along the Black River or enjoy the awesome, new Copper Peak Mountain Bike Trails.

Copper Peak is located on the Black River National Scenic By-way (which also made the list of fall color destinations) and is surrounded by limitless adventure, wilderness, and peaceful scenic experiences in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula.  As part of the North Country Trail, enjoy the rush of Black River waterfalls, which are some of the best in the World for sight seeing and whitewater kayaking, or head downstream to Black River Harbor to take a boating expedition or relax on the sandy beach on the shores of Lake Superior.

The Copper Peak experience is definitely bucket-list worthy!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Your bike is tuned, the weather is good, the fresh air, canopy covered roads are calling. It’s time to head out on the road to BIG SNOW RESORT! August 5th- 8th! Motorrad Wo Che! Plenty of social distancing in the beautiful outdoors! Book your Lodging: $68 hotel rooms- Stay 3 nights pay for 2! Please call: 1-800-346-3426 for lodging!

True North Berry Farm

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The Hendrickson’s planted their first berry plants fifty years ago on rugged property on Lake Superior in the western end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Truth be told, the farm was mostly an attempt by my parents to keep the seven siblings– ages seven to 17– out of mischief.

Strawberries were first, followed by raspberries, and finally the blueberries. Long hours were spent in the field planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting, but the reward at the end of the day was a refreshing cold dunk in Lake Superior.

And it turns out, the blueberry plants loved the acidic, mineral rich soil. Thanks to the temperature buffering known as lake effect, the land around the Great Lakes benefit from a moderated climate, making it ideal for orchards and fruit. These natural forces together provide the crucial tartness and flavor necessary for a mouth-watering blueberry.

In 2016, we celebrated 50 continuous years of growing blueberries! Our first product, True Blue, is a celebration of that milestone and the culmination of a lot of hard work on the berry farm — heirloom berries now — as well as a tribute to my brother, Buck, who looked after them for all those years.

Iron County Farmers Market

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Every Wednesday and Saturday in Hurley, Wisconsin.

Ironwood Township Farmers Market

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

A weekly summer/fall local farmer’s market to bring produce whose purpose is to support the local chain of food/ handmade goods production and consumption.

Depot Park Farmers & Artisans Market

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Featuring fresh and local food, artisan goods, and crafts every Friday starting the first Friday in June until the first Friday on October in Downtown Ironwood. Vendors from the Western U.P. and Northern Wisconsin.

Taiga Farm & Vineyard

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Producing Icelandic Sheep and Fiber, Heritage Hogs, and Wine Grapes Near Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Whitney Creek Farm

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020


We aim to provide ethically raised foods to promote good health in our family and friends. We don’t need fertilizers or routine antibiotics because our animals are raised outside on grass, in the sunshine, free to do what they are designed to do. In turn, their behaviors nurture the soil. Healthy soil leads to healthy plant life, which leads to healthy animals and healthy people.

First Friday Flashback Film: Eddie The Eagle

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Friday, Apr. 03, 2020 at 7:30 pm Cost: Free! Entry by donation at the door

April’s First Friday Flashback Film Feature is Eddie the Eagle To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Copper Peak ski flying hill, our April First Friday film will be Eddie the Eagle. Inspired by true events, the movie is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. Admission is by donation. The movie screens at 7:30p, but come early to check out the Copper Peak “pop-up” shop in our concourse to learn about plans for the future of this wonderful local amenity.

Hadar Maoz from Israel

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2020 at 7:00pm Cost: TBD

World Fest – Hadar Maoz, a multi-talented and inspiring young performer, singer and musician, electrifies the audience with a musical journey into the world of ancient traditions and an oriental soul groove. She brings a new musical row to the world by taking the music of Persian and Bukharian Jewish roots (central Asia) and combines them with a electronic elements, new soul groove and blues. Currently living in Israel, Hadar’s cultural roots began in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

HIT Talent Show

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Theatre Location 113 E. Aurora Street Ironwood, MI 49938 Theatre Office Wed, Thur, & Fri: Noon – 4:30pm Tel: 906-932-0618 109 E. Aurora Street Ironwood, MI 49938 (Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)

Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

HIT Talent Show Times: Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020 at 7:00pm Cost: TBD

On Saturday March 21 at 7pm HIT will present our all-age talent show HIT Talent. Singers, dancers, novelty acts – all are welcome! Note: this show is open to all ages. adults, teens, and little ones. Mark these dates on your calendar now. Auditions and sign-up: Sunday January 26 from 2pm-4pm and Monday, January 27 from 6:30pm-8:30pm Show: Saturday March 21 at 7pm

First Friday Flashback Film: The Big Labowski

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

1st Friday Flashback Film: The Big Labowski Show Times: Friday, Mar. 06, 2020 at 7:30 pm Cost: Free! Entry by donation at the door

March’s First Friday Flashback Film Feature is The Big Labowski (Rated “R”) The Big Lebowski is a 1998 crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity, after which The Dude learns that a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim. The millionaire Lebowski’s trophy wife is kidnapped, and he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release. John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro and Philip Seymour Hoffman also appear, in supporting roles.

Note: This movie is rated “R” and is not suitable for children.

Brad Emanuel- Live Music at Blackjack

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

3, 2, 1….. with the always amazing Brad Emanuel in Dudley’s Saloon, starting at 4pm!

Jared Kay Live Music at Cold Iron Brewing

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Coming to you all the way from Manitowish Waters, Jared Kay will take you on a musical journey with original music inspired by some of the great songwriters of all-time. Including Neil Young, Paul Simon, Sam Beam, and many more. Using an acoustic guitar and effects pedals, a single melody is transformed into what JK calls a “wall of sound.” You have to hear to believe it. Jared Kay performs on Saturday, March 7th from 7-10 PM in the Cold Iron Taproom. Admission is free.

Andy Makey

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Andy Makey is an Iowa native now residing in the UP. His show contains both original songs and cover tunes gathered on the journey of his 20 year music career. A mix of acoustic and electric guitars lend to a broad spectrum of tones and energies in this must see performance. He plays at Cold Iron Brewing on Saturday, February 22nd at 7 PM.

Team Triva at Cold Iron Brewing

Friday, February 14th, 2020

It’s Team Trivia night! Bring your team of up to 6 people and see how many questions you can get right! This is a free event and you can show up during any of the rounds. The winning team will get a $25 Cold Iron gift card. Categories span a broad range of topics and genres and as always, $3 Happy Hour beers from 3-8 PM. Doors open at 3 PM, Trivia at 6:30 PM.

Mountain Top Music Fest at Blackjack

Friday, February 14th, 2020

MOUNTAIN TOP FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2020….join us in Wakefield, MI, March 20-21!!!

— RSVP to this official event page and follow Mountain Top Festival for all the updates! —

Enjoy the best slopes and the best snow in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the best roots music from the Midwest and beyond, the famous Bikini Races, and the best gathering of music-lovers around!

TWO premier ski resorts, one ticket, one destination…and music, music, music!

Skiable Acres: 410 Trails: 56 Vertical Drop: 638 ft Lifts: 15 lifts and tows Terrain Parks: 3 Average Snowfall: 17 feet! Food & Dining Outlets: 6 Lodging: Hotel & Condos


Phyl Wickham Live Music at Whitecap Ski Resort

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Live music by Phyl Wickham at 3 p.m. in the Whitecap Bar!!

World Telemark Day at Whitecap Ski Resort

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Celebrate World Telemark Day at Whitecap!! Telemark skiing is a skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing. There will be a demo fleet and lessons provided!

Live music by Son of Mel & Sloppy Joe!

Tuesday Night Skinny Ski

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Skiers, both classic and skate, are invited to join in on the Tuesday Night Ski which rotates between Wolverine Nordic Trails, MECCA Trails in Mercer, and Winman Trails in Manitowish Waters. Skiers meet at the chalet at 6:00 and ski for about an hour. A headlamp is needed. The group usually goes out to eat after the ski. We break into groups: classic/freestyle & fast pace, relaxed pace. We usually go out to eat after the ski.

Music in the Mezzanine

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 3 pm rounds out the month with the Music in the Mezzanine series at the Theatre. This classical music series makes use of the intimate setting of the balcony level mezzanine and 1920’s golden age piano. The Theatre is best known for its splendid main stage, but the Garland City Chamber Players are excited to introduce the equally fantastic mezzanine performance space to theatre patrons. This series is held on the last Sunday of every month. Refreshments follow the concert.

Copper Box Trio at Dudley’s Saloon

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Mardi Gras weekend & Copper Box! Copper Box is an accordion-fueled, roots rock band playing everything from blues to 70’s rock to polka rock, celebrate with the Copper Box Trio on Friday and the full band on MARDI GRAS SATURDAY!

Hygee Hike at the Historic Montreal Ski Trails

Friday, February 14th, 2020

NICER-Northern Iron County Engaged Residents, Extension Iron County, Hurley Area Chamber and community volunteers are organizing the 2nd annual Hygge [Hoo-ga] Hike! This is a FREE community snowshoe hike with a goal of bringing awareness to the great snowshoe and ski trails that the City of Montreal has to offer! Donations will be accepted to benefit the Penokee Rangers, Inc., who care for the trails on a volunteer basis. The afternoon will include a 1.5 mile casual snowshoe hike through a portion of the Historic Montreal Ski Trails! Participants are asked to park at the Montreal City Hall where they will be shuttled to the trail head behind Rose Wreath. The Hurley Chamber is planning a fun trail activity and Extension Iron County’s community snowshoes will be available to use for FREE! Hot beverages will be available at the trail head during the hike and at the Montreal City Hall. The hike will be taking place between 1:00-3:00 pm.

David Walters Sky Bar Live Music at Indianhead Ski Resort

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Après-ski warm up with David Walters, 3:30pm, SKY BAR, Indianhead Mountain!

Presidents Day Bash at Big Powderhorn Ski Resort

Friday, February 14th, 2020

One of our busiest, jam-packed weekends of the season is getting filled with even more fun with our first ever snow sculpture contest! We want YOU to be our sculptors AND our judges! (Send us a message for more details on how to participate) This fun for all ages weekend will boast food drink specials, daily Après Ski Party with live music, massages by Earth & Sky Day Spa, yoga and MORE! We hope to see you for this can’t miss weekend of fun!

Copper Peak Red Bull 400

Friday, February 14th, 2020


For the past two years, the Red Bull 400 has invigorated Copper Peak, the iconic Ski Flying hill and Recreation Center in Ironwood, Michigan.

In light of the current guidance from national, state, and local government authorities on local event cancellations, Red Bull is postponing Red Bull 400 Copper Peak, originally scheduled for May 16, to September 26, 2020. For those who have already registered for the event, your registration will automatically give rights to participate in the event in September. If you cannot make the rescheduled date or no longer want to participate in Red Bull 400 Copper Peak, please email The principle is simple: participants start at the bottom of the ski jump and race 400 meters uphill 40 stories to the top of the largest artificial ski jump tower in the world. The nearly vertical race challenges participants’ speed and endurance, and is guaranteed to put the participants’ calves, quads and fitness, to the ultimate test.

Downtown Ironwood First Friday

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Sweet, Sweet North – All things sweet in Downtown Ironwood.

Businesses Open Late until 7:00 p.m. or later.

The Music of John Denver

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

The Music of John Denver – Ironwood, MI Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm The Historic Ironwood Theater “The music of John Denver is timeless and well known. Layne Yost’s “Tribute to the Music of John Denver” is a faithful performance that pays homage to the music and the man. Yost, McDowall, and Shimoda capture the simple soul of Denver’s music through guitar, fiddle, and upright bass arrangements. Woven within the music are stories that give insight into Denver’s life and legacy. A wonderful show that will take you back and remind you of simple things that remain true.” ~We’re delighted to be brining our show to the Historic Ironwood Theater, in Ironwood, MI. This will be our first time performing at what appears to be a most delightful venue. Looking forward to it already!


Friday, January 31st, 2020

Registration is now open for Wolverine Nordic Trails 8th Annual Aspirus Yooperbeiner Snowshoe Race/Walk on Sat., Feb. 1, 2020. Pre-register as a wellness team of 5 or more members and get $5 off each registration and a chance to take home the group traveling trophy based on the number of team members and size of organization. An award will also be given to the fastest team. Awards are given to overall winners and winners in age groups. All participants are welcome for post-race food and door prizes donated by local businesses. Both the 5k & 10k courses consist of groomed ski trails and packed single track on rolling terrain through wooded areas featuring a few hills. The Yooperbeiner is a USSSA Sanctioned National Championship Qualifier. A $5 discount is given to USSSA members. Entry Fees (Both 10K & 5K Race/Walk) $30 by 1/30 $35 1/31 and after

Winter Adventure Sweepstakes

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Enter for you chance to win one of three Winter Adventure packages!  Ski at one of our amazing ski hills, trek along the Midwest’s premier cross country skiing facilities, or snowmobile along hundreds of miles of trails.  Find Your North and enter to win a trip to Ironwood Michigan.

Superior Snowshoe Walks

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Superior Snowshoe Walks 2020 9th Season!!! Walks start at 6:30 pm. Headlights or flashlights recommended. Visit the sponsoring business after the snowshoe walk for some food (donations accepted)! For more info call: Sam or Anne Davey – 932-2020 or cell 906-285-3142 Hobby Wheel – 906-932-3332 January 8th. Mark Fitting Annual Memorial Walk, starting at Michigan Welcome Center 801 W. Cloverland Dr. in Ironwood, MI.Sponsored by Don & GG’s on US-2 Ironwood. January 15th. Bessemer Bluff Valley Park walk, meet at Bluff Valley Park, North Moore St. Turn north at the stoplight. Sponsored by Bessemer VFW 3673 West Lead Street Bessemer. January 22nd. Cottonwood tree walk sponsored by Manny’s Restaurant 316 E. Houk St. in Ironwood, MI. Park at Manny’s Restaurant. January 29th. Gogebic Country Club 200 Country Club Rd. Ironwood. Sponsored by Elk & Hound 200 Country Club Rd., Ironwood, MI. February 5th. Miners Park Trail Head 776 E. Ayer St. in Ironwood, MI. Red Devil Loop walk sponsored by Rigoni’s Bar 925 E. Ayer St in Ironwood, MI. February 12th Schaumburg Park 9701 N Hwy 51 in Hurley, WI. sponsored by Spyders Bar 219 Silver St. Hurley, Wis. February 19th. Michigan Info Center Walk on West Hwy US-2 in Ironwood, MI. Sponsored by Cold Iron Brewery 104 S. Lowell St. Ironwood, Mi.. February 26th. No walk Ash Wednesday March 4th Miners Park Walk Pabst Blue Ribbon Loop. Sponsored by the Aurora Club on 101 Penokee Rd. in Ironwood, MI. Park at City Garage on Penokee Rd. March 11th. ABR Ski Trails E5299 West Pioneer Road in Ironwood, MI. walk sponsored by Brewster’s Bar 112 S. Lowell St. in Ironwood, MI. March 18th. Wolverine Ski Trails 5851 Sunset Rd, in Ironwood, MI. sponsored by Wolverine ski club & Hobby Wheel, includes potluck cook out with bonfire. Bring, a dish to pass, drinks and chairs if you wish to sit outside!

February First Friday Flashback Film- Coneheads

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Show Times: Friday, Feb. 07, 2020 at 7:30 pm Cost: Free! Entry by donation at the door

February’s First Friday Flashback Film Feature is Coneheads Coneheads is a classic Saturday Night Live spin-off movie. An alien couple known as Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet called Remulak is mistakenly left on earth during a scouting mission for planet conquest. While here, they dodge the INS, have a child and discover that life on Earth is quite good. But unfortunately they are being chased by the government who knows something is not quite right with the Conehead family. After they are rescued and taken back to their planet, Beldar vows to return to earth and conquer it.

ABBA Mania Tour

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Doors and bar open at 6pm, curtain at 7pm. Tickets: VIP $70 (includes reserved seat with an afterglow & gift drawings after the show), Reserved $45, General $35, Balcony $25

ABBA MANIA grips the world with countless tributes on television, radio and of course with the hugely popular stage hit Mamma Mia and there are no signs that this popularity is slowing down! ABBA MANIA The Tribute takes you back in time by recreating one of the world’s finest pop groups in a live stage performance. This highly polished and professional production was created in 1999. In 2003 the show was presented with a prestigious Radio Regenbogen award for the best musical of 2002. The same year, ABBA MANIA toured extensively throughout Europe selling out theatres wherever they performed, including 24 consecutive shows in the Schiller Theatre in Berlin, and Cologne Arena selling 10,000 tickets in one night. ABBA MANIA has continued to tour the globe, enjoying great success, with ticket sales for most venues selling out long before the show hit town. The show has toured internationally in regions as far as Venezuela, North America, Tahiti, Mexico, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg, and many more, making this the world’s most successful touring ABBA show.

Ice Fishing Tournament

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Get your ice shack and tip-ups ready for the annual Ice Fishing Jamboree on the Gile Flowage. Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree on the Gile Flowage The 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree on the Gile Flowage will be held on Saturday January 18, 2020. Fishing from 7:00 am – 4:30 pm; Sign up at Bank Club; $20 entry fee. 10% of the payout supports Friends of the Gile Flowage Payout based on the number of entrants MUST BE REGISTERED BY Midnight Friday, January 17, 2020 First 20 entries are entered for a $25 Cash Prize, donated by R.E.D. Construction Northern ** Walleye*** Crappie** Perch Register fish at Gile Boat Landing Door Prizes & Payout start at 6:00 pm. Food & Beverages at Bank Club following Tournament Mark your calendars and watch for event updates

Big LebowSKI Weekend

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Another can’t miss weekend coming to Big Powderhorn, as we welcome The Away Team and a Big LebowSKI themed Saturday! The Away Team is a collective of talented musicians from across the country, coming to the U.P. to serenade you and bring you joy all weekend long!

Saturday, Dress up as your favorite Big Lebowski Dude or Duderino on or off the slopes, prizes for best dressed & White Russian Specials!

Snowmobile Olympus

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Exciting snowmobile racing action on the fast and historic track located at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds in Ironwood, MI.

The Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus race weekend begins with testing on Friday and great racing action both Saturday and Sunday. Racing occurs on the historic and very fast 1/2 mile oval located in Ironwood, Michigan. Don’t miss it.

NoEL Holiday Market

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Northern Elves Festival featuring the NoEl Holiday Market!

We’re a holiday inspired retail experience for those who want it all. Experience an unforgettable holiday at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. One of a kind gifts that come with a story, seasonal food and beverage, food trucks and festive background tunes. We’re lovers of all things northwoods: Yooper canvas totes to driftwood cutting boards, fanny packs to IPAs, jewelry to jam. We curate the artists and the products. A holidazzled sales and marketing platform for emerging brands and local artisans. We celebrate the local artisans, historic miners and new-age makers movement. We are Northern Elves Holiday Market.

Check us out during Downtown Ironwood First Friday (Fri. 5-7) and before the Jack Frost Festival Parade of Lights (Sat. 10-4) for your unique Christmas experience in the 5th best Christmas town in Michigan.

Vendor sign-up at

Downtown Ironwood Frost Friday

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Christmas Card Charm in Downtown Ironwood with downtown streets-cape and Jack Frost Festival window decorations. The opening day of the Northern Elves Festival NoEl Holiday Market at the Historic Ironwood Theatre from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. complete with Jack Frost Festival holiday Street Carolers throughout downtown, Musicians on Stage at the Theatre, and downtown streetscape and window decorations. Visit downtown Shops as they are Open Late with many offering something special for your holiday experience. Finish out the evening at the Historic Ironwood Theatre with a holiday classic, planes, trains, and automobiles starting at 7:30 p.m. or the Chamber Singers Concert at Our Lady of Peace.



Snowsociable Season Pass Holder Party 2019 with Brad Emanuel

Friday, November 8th, 2019

The SNOWSOCIABLE SEASON PASS HOLDER PARTY IS BACK!! LOCATION: Logger’s Lounge, Blackjack Mountain DATE: Saturday, December 14th, 2019 Everyone is invited to Big Snow Resort for a Heikki Lunta Party, 7pm – 12am, SEASON PASS HOLDERS are invited at 5pm! ***Season Pass Holders and Big Snow Resort Lodging Owners are invited to an early bonus hours of free hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and season pass holder bonus door prizes! 5pm-7pm *** Brad Emanuel will be performing on stage, 7pm with door prizes every hour from 8pm-11pm. Hourly drawings starting at 8pm… one 19/20 SEASON PASS drawing for a non-season pass holder, and the FIRST 20/21 Season Pass give-a-way of the year to a current pass holder! Let the SNOW DANCING begin! Don’t miss all the FUN- Get Snowsociable!

Jack Frost Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

6-7pm at the Historic Depot Park

Gather at Depot Park in Ironwood on 11/14/19 at 6:00 for the Jack Frost Festival 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony. Celebrate the start of the Jack Frost Festival with music, treats, good fellowship, and hopefully, snow!

Kid Friendly

Live Music at Ladder 715

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

6-9pm Join the FUN! Bring your friends and enjoy LIVE Music by Don Dugan

First Friday-Furry Friday

Friday, October 25th, 2019


H.O.P.E Animal Shelter presents Furry Friday with Businesses Open Late!

Downtown Scavenger Hunt with over $150 worth of prizes & H.O.P.E. Animal Showcase!

Prizes: $100 gift certificate from Olde Suffolk Ale House, $50 gift certificate from 906 Creamery, & H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter merchandise. (Pick up Downtown Scavenger hunt directions at participating businesses.)

Historic Ironwood Theatre presents: First Friday Flashback Film: Young Frankenstein at 7:30 p.m.

Cold Iron Brewing: Halloween Costume Party from 7:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Businesses Participating in Drawing ———————————————– Ben’s Place Northwind Natural Foods Co-op Bake Superior Bread Nevoso Lil Shoppe Gogebic 3C Holistic Health for Superior Living Zak’s Realty 906 Creamery Chelsi’s Corner Hitt’s Fine Furniture – Ironwood About the Hair Downtown Art Place Al’s Furniture-Ironwood European Treats Contrast Coffee Olde Suffolk Ale House Brewster’s Northwoods Bar 420 Up North St. Vincent de Paul

Travel Blogger Shalee Wanders

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Read all about Shalee’s stay in Ironwood and how she found her north. If you’re ready for adventure, this article is for you!

This Small Midwest Community Hides Some Of The Country’s Best Hidden Adventures

2019 Jack Frost Parade

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Parade starts at 6-8

Floats, bands, animals, snow-shovel drill team, and of course, a special appearance by Mr. Jack Frost!

A Hometowm Holiday Makers Market

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Get a start on your Christmas and seasonal shopping at Great Northern Gatherings (previously Steep Creek) in Ironwood Michigan on November 2nd, 2019.

A lovely selection of local artists and makers will be selling their beautiful handmade items.

This will be a great opportunity to purchase unique gifts for friends and family and support local makers.

The doors open at 10 A.M. and the event will go until 2 P.M.

Monday, October 21st, 2019

October 25th, 26th, and 31st at 5pm

Join us for the Second Annual haunted house at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort! In partnership with the Historic Ironwood Theatre, we will take you 3 stories down, into the underbelly of the ski hill for a fright you won’t forget!

Portion of proceeds will benefit the Historic Ironwood Theatre sound system upgrade.

Not recommended for children under 8. Youth 12 and under (and those who scare easily) are encouraged to attend from 5-6pm for a less frightening experience.

The Hideout and Caribou Bars will both be open. Appetizers will be available for purchase in the Hideout, the Caribou will offer live music and pizza for purchase.

MUSIC LINE UP! Friday- Mike LaBo | Saturday- Liz Mathias | Thursday- Andy Makey

Ticket sales end at 8pm, bar and music end at 10pm.

Historic Ironwood Theatre Community Christmas Show

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Dec 14th at 7pm Dec 15th at 2pm

Celebrate the holiday season at H.I.T. with local singers, dancers, musicians, The Claudettes & Santa dancers

General admission- $10 Students- $5

The Skin of our Teeth

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Theatre North is excited to announce its second play of the 2019-2020 season! The Skin of our Teeth is a Thorton Wilder Pulitzer Prize epic comedy and is directed by Helen Fashbaugh.

The Skin of Our Teeth is an energetic “cosmic allegory” – a sometimes cartoonish, sometimes dark, and genuinely “quirky” comedy. It is a testimony to human endurance and tenaciousness. In three acts it follows the Antrobus family through an ice age, a flood, a devastating war, hanging in there by “the skin of its teeth.” It’s a play-within-a-play. The play struggles to survive as well, as it parallels the human adventure it relates. It’s fun, evocative, and endearing, yet prophetic, and as relevant today as it was when Wilder wrote it!


Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Show Times: Friday, Nov. 01, 2019 at 7:30 pm Cost: Free! Entry by donation at the door

November’s First Friday Flashback Film Feature is Young Frankenstein! This 1974 classic, comedy/horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein who learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants Igor, Inga and the fearsome Frau Blücher. After he creates his own monster, new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor’s fiancée, Elizabeth. Also starring Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Kahn.

The Phantom Carriage: 1921 silent movie at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Starts at 7pm

General $17 | Student $5

The Phantom Carriage is a 1921 Swedish film generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema. Released on New Year’s Day 1921, it was directed by and starred Victor Sjöström, with Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg and Astrid Holm. It is based on the novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, by Nobel prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf.

Warren Miller’s Timeless: Historic Ironwood Theatre

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Doors and Kelly’s Bar open at 6:00 pm (CST). Timeless screens at 7:00 (CST), but come early, hang out with your ski crowd and dig into the latest gear on display by our local sponsors.

Blue Canvas Orchestra Christmas Show at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at 4:00

The name may be blue, but Blue Canvas Christmas is anything but! Bring on the holiday season with a musical performance by the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Blue Canvas Christmas features songs old and new, holiday classics, instrumentals, and an audience sing-a-long. It’s a seasonal musical performance that’s bound to fill your hearts with holiday cheer.

Historic Ironwood Theatre Presents- How To Make An American Quilt

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Free! Entry by donation at the door

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Whitney Otto and stars Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Nelligan and Alfre Woodard.

Cross-Country Ski Weekend

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Day 1

We woke up bright and early and went straight to Uptown Café in Ironwood. We heard so much about their amazing pancakes and a very affordable prices. Wow, what a gem this place is. After we let our food settle, we decided to check out the trails.

ABR Ski Trails

We went to ABR (Active Backwoods Retreat) ski trails. This place is huge, with 75 km of skate, classic, snowshoe, and skijoring trails, plus top-notch grooming. The owners, Eric and Angela, were so helpful and nice. We ended up spending a couple hours skiing in the woods, warming up in the ski chalet, and checking out the awesome shop. We loved River Trail, and all the trails that shoot off from there. There are so many to explore! These trails are absolutely amazing and some of the best I have ever seen.

After skiing we were hungry again, so we went into town (it’s only a couple miles out of downtown) and went to Ben’s Place Diner. This diner is so cool and retro, a very unique experience. After eating, we decided to stay downtown and look at the many shops, art galleries, and historical sites. The Depot Park where the Ironwood Chamber is located was full of information and the historical museum was fascinating.

We then went back to our hotel, and relaxed. At the end of the evening, we decided to get some dinner. We went into Hurley at a place that was recommended to us, The Iron Nugget. There was a bit of a wait, but that means that the food is really good, and it was! Very unique setting with all of the historical pictures and old timey feel. The food was delicious and it was the best steak that I have ever had.

Day 2

We woke up early again as we were so excited to get more skiing in with another fresh snowfall from last night.  We went to get some breakfast and this time we went to the Pines Café in downtown Ironwood.  This place was a nicely remodeled diner setting with normal American breakfast options.  We were recommended the eggs benedict and pancakes and it was excellent.

Wolverine Ski Trails

After Breakfast, we were faced with a few options for skiing.  We could go back to ABR (which we will most definitely be returning to), check out the Wolverine Ski Trails, or the smaller Miners Memorial Heritage Park Trails.  We decided to do Wolverine Ski Trails.  These trails are beautiful with lots of hills and a bit more of a challenge, but the views are worth it! My wife and I took the kids on the novice loop. After that I took my older two on the Powderhorn Loop and Cliff Hanger. Cliff Hanger is aptly named for the cliffs with beautiful icicles and the old ski jump at the top. The others warmed up in the chalet with hot chocolate and cookies. I switched off with my wife so she could explore the trails too. What a workout, and so beautiful! Ironwood is very picturesque and it almost feels like your in the middle of no-where.

Miners Memorial Heritage Park

We were hungry in the late afternoon, so we were looking for a lighter option.  We heard about a new bakery in town called Bake Superior Bread.  We went to try it out, and they had a menu of sandwiches. I had The Laker and it was delicious! I will definitely be back to try them all. Everyone loved their sandwiches and baked goods. After that we decided to stick around town and check out the Miners Trails.

The Miners trails are in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. This area was once a big mining operation and the historical names for the trails are very unique. We did the Pabst Loop and the Aurora Loop, after that we switched to snowshoes and checked out the trails. A beautiful spot that again makes you feel like your out in the woods, but it’s right downtown!

Relax time!

After the skiing and snowshoeing, we went back to our hotel room to change.  After we were rested up, we went Cold Iron Brewing for a drink.  This place is another great location, with amazing craft beer. The couches and games were great for the kids.  We stayed for a couple hours and ordered food from Brewster’s next door and ate it at the brewery. Their food was great! This definitely is a community place and we found the locals to be very welcoming and friendly.  We found out that the Historic Ironwood Theatre had a show that night, so we checked it out.  I had no idea that Ironwood had such a great theatre, it was beautiful and the show was great too. What a great way to end our weekend trip to Ironwood. It’s amazing that over 100 kilometers of skiing are right there and so close to the cool downtown area. We will be coming back!


Iron King Dog Park

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The Ironwood Dog Park is a project of H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter and the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, and located within the Miners Memorial Heritage Park within walking distance of H.O.P.E. The Ironwood Dog Park is funded by activity donations and suggested donations for dog park use.

First Friday Plaidurday 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019

A Celebration of Plaid in Downtown Ironwood! and we have a surprise for you!

The Largest GIANT GROUP PHOTO on Aurora Street in Downtown Ironwood at 6:00 p.m. — Wear Your Plaid!

Businesses Open Late from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. or later!

**PLAIDURDAY Stormy Kromer GIVEAWAY – Visit businesses staying open late to enter into a drawing to win these prizes:**

(Winner can choose size/color for all prizes) #1 Men’s Package: SK Outfitter Vest | SK Original Cap | Tough Mitts| Retail Value: $225 #2 Women’s Package: Ida Outfitter Vest | Petal Pusher Cap | Ida’s Mittens | Retail Value: $207 #3 Pet Package: Critter Kromer | Fleece Dog Jacket | Retail Value $80

Ore Dock Brewing Company 6 Pointer Beer Release Party Olde Suffolk Ale House.

Red’s Rental Cars

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Rent by day, week, or month.

Air Choice One – IWD

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Gogebic-Iron County Airport provides affordable, convenient, and comfortable air service to Ironwood through Air Choice One.

Daily flights to and from Chicago O’hare (ORD) and flights to and from Minneapolis (MSP) every day except Sunday.

Tim Harmston Comedy

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Show Times: Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019 at 7:00pm Cost: $20 General | $5 students Tim Harmston started doing comedy in 2002 at the Mall of America, easily one of the most impressive malls in the Upper Midwest. In 2003, Tim won Acme Comedy Company’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities competition, something he will be sure to tell people when he’s an old man in a bar. Tim has worked in some of the best clubs and theaters from Los Angeles to New York City. He has made TV appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Tim’s comedy has been described as “absurd,” “sharp,” “hilarious,” and “other.”

Do It For Daniel

Monday, September 9th, 2019


Do It For Daniel Show Times: Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 at 6:00pm Cost: Admission Free but donations encouraged

“Do It For Daniel” is a film that documents the story of Daniel Olson. It was created to educate people about the impact that depression, anxiety, and mental illness have on individuals and families. The goal is to get this documentary into every high school in the United States. Together we can end the stigma of mental illness. Please come to this community event and help us support the goal of Do It For Daniel! Screening of the documentary is a co-presentation of the Range Suicide Prevention Council and the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

Admisssion is free. A free-will offering will help to off-set expenses.

Arts Midwest World Fest: Paulo Padilha from Brazil

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Show Times: Saturday, Sep. 28, 2019 at 7:00pm Cost: $17 General | $5 Student

Catch the samba swing of Brazil with Paulo Padilha e Bando. Born in São Paulo, Padilha travels between the sounds of traditional samba and other Brazilian popular musical styles. A music teacher of more than 25 years of experience, Padilha is a master musician and educator that specializes in rhythm and song workshops for children, teenagers, and adults. His clever lyrics have a special focus on the telling about the urban lifestyle in Brazil in a very sharp and good-humored way. With a band of master samba musicians and dancers, Paulo Padilha e Bando will make you want to dance all the way home!

Miles: Crossroads

Monday, September 9th, 2019

After a sold-out run in June 2018, Miles Mykkanen returns to the Historic Ironwood Theatre for two performances of CROSSROADS, a one-man show directed by Colton James Pometta featuring Dan Mykkanen.

Performances September 12 and 14 (7:00 PM) at the Historic Ironwood Theatre in Ironwood, Michigan.

Tickets available August 22 at The Leather and Gift Shop, Chelsi’s Corner, on-lne (see above), and at the Historic Ironwood Theatre box office.]

Show Times: Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm Cost: Reserved Seating $25; Adult General Admission $20; Student $10

Lighted Bike Parade

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Lighted Bike Parade Friday, September 6th starting at Cold Iron Brewery. Parade starts at 8:00 pm sharp.

If you have questions call 906-285-3142

Lighted Bike Parade

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Starting at Cold Iron Brewery. Parade starts at 8:00 pm.

Questions call 906-285-3142

Longyear Park

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Playground and Band Shell Longyear is a beautiful and well-maintained park, complete with playground, basketball hoops, and walking trail. The Mathias Holemo Band Shell hosts summer concerts by the Gogebic Range Band. Longyear is easily accessible from Ironwood’s downtown and the regional trail.

Norrie Park

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Built as one of the areas Civilian Conservation Corps camps, during the Great Depression, Norrie Park is today a treasured activity destination with hiking and biking trails, Ironwood community gardens, a Montreal river walk, playground, pavilion, and picnic tables and grills.

Downtown Art Park

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Art and Culture on Main Street! Developed in 2015 as part of a local crowdfunding effort, Ironwood’s Art Park was established to allow for the public display of outdoor art in the heart of the downtown art district! The park is directly across the street from the Historic Ironwood Theatre, the Downtown Art Place, and Art Studios on Aurora. Also hosting musical performances, the Art Park is an important addition to the downtown cultural center.

Downtown Pocket Park

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Flower Garden in the Heart of Downtown! Ironwood’s Pocket Park, directly in the center of downtown Ironwood, is a beautiful place to sit, relax and enjoy the historic and vibrant downtown setting.

Hiawatha Park

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Hiawatha is one of Ironwood’s most iconic landmarks. Built in 1964 as a tourist attraction, this fiberglass statue has looked out over the range for decades.

Gile Park

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Picnic Area, Tables, Fire pits, Drinking Water Pavilion(rental fee) Rest Rooms, Changing Rooms, Slide & Swings Boat Launching Ramps, Fishing Camping only on Islands. Park Closes at 10 pm.

Cary Park

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Concession Stand, Restroom Softball Field, Volleyball Courts Bocce Ball, Horseshoe Pits Playground and Walking Trail.

Bluff Valley Park

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Bluff Valley Park is located on North Moore Street in Bessemer situated at the base of one of the bluffs that overlook the city. Park amenities include a pavilion with restroom and kitchen facilites available for rental, basketball and tennis courts, exercise equipment, children’s playground equipment, and plenty of open and wooded space to explore. Large trees line the park with a pond surrounded by a walking path which is connected to wooded trails which lead to the bluff that overlooks the park.

Sunday Lake Park and Playground

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Beautiful Sunday Lake is situated in the center of the city of Wakefield and is home to Sunday Lake Park (Eddy Park) and Campground. The park offers a comfortable sandy beach and swimming area, pavilions available or rent, a boat launch, and a large playground.

Davey’s Extended Stay

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Rent a room starting from 2 days up to monthly. Call for rates or more info. Rooms are great for workers, visitors Nordic skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling , Hunting, Fishing etc. All rooms have cable TV along with wireless internet. Rooms are nonsmoking and no pets allowed. They have one small fridge and one small microwave. Rooms are very clean. There is a common kitchen area with stove, sinks, coffee pot, toaster, refrigerator, freezer along with plates, cups, knifes, forks, pots, pans etc. What a great way to save money by cooking your own meals. For more info or rates or to make a reservation call 906-932-2020

Gogebic County Fair

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

At many fairs, you pay at the gate, pay at the Carnival Midway, pay for the Grandstand Concerts, pay for watching the Harness Racing or Grandstand shows …. it can get very expensive!

At the Gogebic County Fair, we have an “All Inclusive Price Program”. When entering the fair, and you pay your gate admission, (per person ages 4 and up) a wristband is placed on your wrist and you can enjoy the fair all day. Free Carnival Rides, Free Grandstand Shows and Free Events on the grounds! If you need to leave the fair and you want to return the same day, you can re-enter the fair with your wristband FREE!, and enjoy the events, concerts and the K&M Carnival Rides!

The only other money you will spend at the fair is for to purchase merchandise on the grounds from one of our many vendors. Enjoy Harness Racing, Grandstand Concerts & Shows, On Ground Entertainment and the Carnival rides for FREE!

Saturday Adventure

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Saturday Morning

Waking up early, I head to an exercise class at NRG Fitness. Class is a fun welcoming environment with a variety of ability levels and something for everyone. After a great workout I walked downtown and hit up my favorite spots. Bake Superior is first for their fruit danishes and a loaf of the Berry White bread for French toast tomorrow. After grabbing something to eat I head down to Contrast coffee and get an iced Honey Lavender latte. There is a nice art park with chairs so I sat, chatted, and drank my coffee while I planned the rest of the day’s adventures.

From there I decided to go for a bike ride. The Iron Belle trail is so convenient and beautiful. I hopped on the trail in downtown Ironwood and took the Mt. Zion loop from there. There is a nice mountain bike trail that takes you all the way to the top where there is a beautiful scenic overlook. After biking back down the trail and home I decided it was time to head to the water. I loaded up the paddle boards and the puppies and headed to Little Girl’s point. On a calm day you can paddle the shore for miles and look for agates when you get back. Such a relaxing afternoon, sitting on the beach after paddling

Saturday Evening

I felt like quick trip to Superior Falls would be the perfect end to the day’s adventures. Hiking above the falls first then heading down to check them out from below is always one of my favorites. Perfect place to set up a hammock and watch the sunset. On the way back to town, I made a short detour to the Black River Valley Pub for some delicious homemade food and dessert. They have something for all tastes. After dinner it’s time to head back towards home. I dropped my car off, hop on my bike and head to the Cold Iron Brewery to end another awesome summer day in the U.P!


Higher Level Yoga Studios

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Yoga, Massage Therapy, Energy Work, Essential Oils, Raindrop technique, personal and professional coaching.

NRG Fitness

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

At NRG Fitness we aim to provide a welcoming environment where people of all ages and ability levels can come and improve their own personal wellness.

Snap Fitness

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

We offer a wide variety of equipment to help you look good, feel great and get results. We also offer tanning (for an additional charge for our active, full time members) Ask our manager for “The Basic 8” and equip yourself with all the tools to complete a full body circuit workout. A tracking sheet will also be provided for you to watch yourself progress each workout. We look forward to seeing you!

U.P. Fitness

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

U.P. Fitness is active with its members, regardless of physical ability and offers modified works outs for any individual’s limitations. We encourage everyone young or old, big or small to come and experience a better way to get fit, slim down, tone up, gain strength, power and confidence. Most of all, U.P. Fitness is a friendly and positive atmosphere for all who are looking to better their lives through fitness.

o The warm up and WOD (workout of the day) is posted on the white board daily.

o You can choose to do the WOD on your own or have the coach or trainer run you through it during one of our many conveniently scheduled times.

o If you prefer not to do the WOD, you can do a workout of your own.

o Members are offered daily instruction on all of the exercises in the WOD free of charge, during the scheduled class times.

o New to cross training? Come in for a free one on one training session to see if its right for you.

Mainstreet Fitness (Lahti’s)

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Full service gym, including showers, saunas,circuit training, free weights, classes, training ,punching bags, etc. no contracts.

Bale Clock Shop

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Family owned clock and watch repair. At Bale Clock & Watch, we sell, service and repair new and old watches and clocks.

“Opened and run by our Dad, three of us five brothers, and two of our four sisters have worked here over the years.” -Sam Bale

We are authorized dealers with the following firms; -Seiko Corporation of America, (clocks & watches) -Pulsar Watch Co., -Speidel Watch Co. and watch bands, -E-one Watch Co., -Infinity Clock Co., -Hermle North America, (clocks)

Also a Howard Miller Authorized Service Center.

Iron Ink

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Lake Superior’s Finest Hand-drawn Traditional Flash. Tattoos and Piercings by appointment only. Message to start appointment request.

First Friday featuring Mark Lavengood

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Featuring Mark Lavengood live in the Downtown Art Park from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids’ native son Mark Lavengood has toured the Regional, National, and International music circuits for over 10 years. Best known for his dynamic slide guitar playing, Mark prefers recording and performing music that cuts right through to the human condition.

Ironwood Area Community Calendar

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Fe Live Life Gogebic – Iron County Community Calendar, all of your events in one area.

North Country/Lake Superior Motorcycle Adventure Fest

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Epic terrain, Great Roads, Endless Trails, Stunning Scenery

Weber Lake

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Weber Lake is an excellent panfish and trout fishing lake. At 61 acres, it also makes a relaxing paddle in your kayak or canoe. Weber Lake is a slow-no wake lake. Whitecap Mountain Resort and Skye Golf is adjacent to the County Park property.

Weber Lake has 11 campsites which include 9 electrical sites and 2 non-electrical. Water is available. Pit toilets with changing area. Boat launch, playground and swimming area. ATV trail access to Trail 6.

Spirit Lake (Lost Lake)

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Located north of Ironwood Spirit Lake or as locals call it, Lost Lake is a small inland lake with a dock and beach area. A nice place to paddle and fish also.

Sunday Lake

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Beautiful Sunday Lake is situated in the center of the city of Wakefield and is home to Eddy Park and Campground. The park offers a comfortable sandy beach and swimming area, pavilions available or rent, a boat launch, and a large playground.

Family Weekend

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Day 1

We headed over to Mikes Family Restaurant on US2 to grab breakfast. Many all-American breakfast options available and everything was wonderful, and you definitely won’t leave hungry. The portions are big; good for teenage boys! After breakfast we needed coffee.  A quarter mile down US2 was Copper Cup, a hip new drive through cafe.  Every one got something different and loved it, such a cool name too!

We decided to plan our lunch and we went a mile or so down the highway to Super One Foods. We bought all the fixings for sandwiches and wraps, fruit, drinks, chips for a picnic lunch. With bikes loaded up, we were off to our first destination; Copper Peak!

Mountain Biking

Along the Black River Scenic Byway, we easily found the sign and drove to the base of the jump. Our family debated if we should do the adventure ride first or bike the trails. We decided to do the adventure ride up to the very top of the jump! It was an amazing experience with spectacular views as far as the eye can see.

Once we all made it back down, we quickly changed and started off on our bikes doing the beginners loop trail, and then the more challenging Cooper Peak loop which takes you all the way to the base of the jump! These trails are nice and flowy, a few spots my youngest walked.

Black River Scenic By-Way

After loading up, we ventured north on the by-way to hike the famous Black River Waterfalls. We hiked the 3/4 mile to Great Conglomerate, the first of the 5. The trail is gorgeous and the waterfall is absolutely spectacular! We hiked back, jumped into the car and drove to view Potawatomi and Gorge. These can be accessed from the same parking lot and it’s a very short walk to both. Well worth the stop! The kids were getting hungry, but we decided to view Rainbow falls and it was well worth it! A short hike, but quite a few stairs.

Beach time!

We kept our northern path. Not even a mile more and we were at Black River Harbor. We got our much-awaited food and drinks and found a nice picnic table under a tree in the shade. We relaxed and ate. Grabbing our beach stuff, we changed and headed over the suspension bridge to the beach. A beautiful walk that opens up to a gorgeous beach. We all couldn’t wait to jump in the cold, refreshing lake! The rest of the day we swam, played frisbee, and the kids built a fire to roast marsh mallows.

At the end of it all, we decided to head back to town for a meal at Angelo’s for their famous pizza.


Find Your North Waterfall Guide

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Explore the Wild Peninsula and find countless paths that lead to epic escapes.  Download the “Find Your North Waterfall Guide” to unleash your nature.

Paid for in part by Western U.P. Planning Development Region (WUPPDR)

Downtown Ironwood

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Home to the Historic Ironwood Theatre, Depot Park, Ironwood Area Historical Society Museum, Ironwood Memorial Building, Ironwood Carnegie Library, Michigan’s Iron Belle Trailhead, and award winning parks.  Enjoy your day in downtown with many shops, food establishments, and events. (more…)

Copper Falls State Park

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls make this one of the state’s most scenic parks. Log buildings from the 1930s CCC era add a special charm. The call of the loon, the forest primeval, the timeless character of cascading waterfalls; these and more await the visitor to Copper Falls State Park. There are also three terrific mountain bike trails to ride. Take-on some hills or enjoy an easy roll. The Takesin is a single-track trail with glimpses of the Bad River through the tall pines. Be sure to check out the view of the 80 foot-deep gorge at the scenic overlook. The Vahtera Trail rolls through a beautiful forest of birch and maple. The North Country National Scenic Trail skirts Loon Lake and crosses the marshland and woods to Mellen. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times.

Brownstone Falls

Copper Falls

McDonald Lake

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Located on McDonald Dam Road in Ironwood, Michigan and unique from the other two campgrounds operated by the Forestry and Parks Commission, as it is a rustic campground. There is no fee at this campground and the campsites are designed for tenting only on a first come first serve basis. There is a total of six designated sites. The three sites on the lake shore have tenting pads and fire rings, the island sites do not.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Monday, July 15th, 2019

See over 90 majestic waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park!

Manabezho Falls Manido Falls Explorers Falls Greenstone Falls Little Union Gorge Falls Nonesuch Falls Shining Cloud Falls Traders Falls Trap Falls

To view more information on the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park click here!

Yooper Delights

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Gourmet Fudge, made from Scratch Bakery, & Sweet Treats hand-crafted (with the finest ingredients) in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan…nestled inside the coziest coffee shop downtown.

Black River National Scenic By-Way Waterfalls

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Black River National Forest Scenic Byway

Known for its wilderness of old growth pine, hemlock, & hardwood trees, the Ottawa National Forest is home to one of the most breathtaking rivers in North America. The Black River rushes along part of the North Country Trail, the longest hiking path in America’s National Trails System, and features five majestic waterfalls that cascade into Lake Superior’s Black River Harbor recreation area.

Guides & Maps Find Your North Waterfall Guide


Integrity Salon

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Full Service Salon, located in beautiful Downtown Ironwood. Live Inspired, be renewed, refreshed and energized in our warm and friendly salon.

Integrity Salon rises above with continued education and specialization in Kuene and Surface products.  Owned by Ironwood’s The Cosmetology Academy educator Laura Erickson and managed by Kuene Professional Educator Anna Schroeter-Pitts.

About The Hair

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

About The Hair is a full-service hair salon located at 121 South Suffolk Street in Downtown Ironwood. We offer cut/trim, coloring, multi-color and hi-lites, perms, updo’s, and special occasion hair. Stop down and see us! We can help you look your best!

Crosshairs Salon

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Full Service Salon

Cost Cutters

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Visit your local Cost Cutters Hair Salon for quality haircuts, styling and color services. Our talented stylists are trained to listen and give you the look you’ve been searching for. And at our prices, you can change your look as often as your mood. Call ahead to book an appointment or consultation today!

Reflections Hair Salon

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

We are a locally owned family hair salon. We offer cuts, color, wax and permanents.. as well as conditioning treatments.We also have a nail tech on staff for manicures , gel polish or full set of nails. Give us a call today.

The Hairport

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Hair Salon

The Last Tangle

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Earth & Sky Day Spa

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Escape to the freedom of the Northwoods…Full service day spa with massage, facials, infrared sauna, & more.

Multi-service day spa including massage therapy (hot stones, CBD, cupping), foot and hand massage and thermotherapy (paraffin dip), facials, dry wraps, spray tanning, infrared sauna.

Breakwater Resturant

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

American Restaurant · Family Style Restaurant · Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant

Golden Dragon

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant offers delicious dining and takeout to Ironwood, MI. Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Ironwood community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

Maplewood Steakhouse

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Hand-cut steaks, homemade soups, gourmet Mac~N~Cheese, from scratch seasonal pies & cheesecake…..our Executive Pastry Chef hit’s the spot every time.

Mike’s Resturant

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Mike’s offers fresh homemade meals and in generous portions. From hot sandwiches to Mike’s famous breakfast, you are sure to leave happy and satisfied.

Don and GGs

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

About We are a casual, cozy, & rustic restaurant nestled in the Upper Peninsula. Come have a bite…our food choices are endless and delicious! Vegan/GF friendly!

Olde Suffolk Ale House

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Enjoy food and drinks in a unique historical building located in Ironwood, Michigan. We offer a wide selection of wine, mixed drinks, and beer. Including, Guinness, Harp, Bass, and Blue Moon on tap. We serve a menu including appetizers, sandwiches, pizza, and salads along with our special Saturday and Wednesday night features. — Listed on THRILLIST’s The 24 best Restaurants in the UP “The Olde Suffolk Ale House is like one of those olde-timey pubs of yore where people went for their daily dinner and drink and were greeted like friends and neighbors. They serve homemade meatballs, pizza, and three different sizes of prime rib topping out at $25 for the 20oz “king” cut. Great food, great drinks, cheap prices, friendly service, comfy-cozy atmosphere — what more can you really ask for?”


Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Family owned and operated Authentic Italian food with full bar and outdoor activities!

Theater North

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Theatre North is among the three oldest continuously operating community theatres in the United States. There have been over 130 productions on the Theatre North stage and continue to showcase many different acts throughout the year. (more…)

Copper Peak Trails Fest

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The course navigates down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump. The downhill is fast and flowy with intermittent jumps and bridges. There will be a Sport race (7 miles), an Expert race (16 miles) as well as a kid’s race (1 mile) and trail run (7 miles). We hope you can join us for this fun event!

Festival Ironwood

Monday, July 8th, 2019

July 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. Every year in July, Ironwood is the host to Festival Ironwood located on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum in beautiful Downtown Ironwood. Billed as a mid-summer celebration, Festival Ironwood features a variety of fun activities and entertainment

Bridges and Bluffs Half Marathon and 2 Mile Run/Walk

Monday, July 8th, 2019

FROM IRONWOOD TO BESSEMER AND BACK! The 2019 Bridges and Bluffs 1/2 marathon starts at the Historic Depot Park in downtown Ironwood, Michigan and runs along the Iron Belle Trail to Bessemer, Michigan and back along the trail finishing again at Ironwood’s Depot Park. Enjoy the beautiful trail connecting the local community during the peak of Fall color while taking in the amazing sights of bluffs, rivers, and railroad bridges.

SISU Ski Fest

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Earliest ski marathon in the Upper Midwest!

The SISU Ski Fest (SSF) was chartered in 2010 as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting silent sports with emphasis on cross-country ski racing and generating economic activity in the Ironwood area. The SISU Ski Fest manifests these goals. Our volunteers keep SSF moving forward as an organization by volunteering at race events, serving on the Board Of Directors or Race Committee. It takes volunteers to make this community festival happen.

The SISU Ski Fest is comprised of 4 ski events, the 31K SISU Ski Race, 15K Heikki Lunta Ski Race, Hauska Hiihto 5K Ski and Depot Dash.

Pumpkin Fest

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The Bessemer Pumpkinfest is an annual event held to celebrate the beginning of Fall. You can enjoy the beautiful Northwood Colors, visit craft fairs, take in a classic car show, witness an Antique Tractor Pull, enjoy some great entertainment, and partake in many events boasting great food. There is something for everyone! Most events are free! Enjoy the start of Fall with Family and Friends at Pumpkinfest!

Festival Italiano

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Enjoy the day with food, fun, music, kids games 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament All held in Hurley on infamous Silver Street

Paavo Nurmi Marathon

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Paavo Nurmi Marathon, The Next 50 Years….Since 1969 the Paavo Nurmi Marathon has challenged runners from all over. 26.2 miles of hills, humidity, and heat make the course one of a kind. After celebrating the historic marking of 50 years, the race committee is excited to announce a new course route and bike event to the Paavo weekend!

The brand new course starting and ending on Silver Street in downtown Hurley will now create a new unique out and back course with a twist. The course will offer a safe, northern rustic experience through the historic communities along the way. Planning the new route has been a challenging experience for the committee, working to keep the traditional feel of the Paavo while finding a safer way for participants to explore Northern Iron County.

The Full Marathon and relays will begin on Silver Street while the Half Marathon begins at mile marker 13.1 (located on Hwy. Cty E) all at 7:30am Saturday August 10th, 2019. *New this year will also be the Inaugural Paavo Pursuit bike race on Sunday August 11th, 2019 featuring a 24, 50, or 100 mile bike route option throughout Northern Iron County.*

Copper Peak

Monday, July 8th, 2019

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…)

Ironwood Area Snowmobiling

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Snowmobile in the Western UP! Ironwood serves as Michigan’s trail-head, from which extends with over 2,000 thousand miles of trails. Being on the boarder of Wisconsin, there is easy access to hundreds of miles of more trails. A literal winter wonderland with no shortage of snow, we are a top destination for your next snowmobiling adventure!

The Western U.P. is masterfully groomed by the Gogebic Range Trail Authority. Click more to read more about them.

Map of Ironwood Area Snowmobiling (Gogebic County, MI, Ontonagon County, MI & Iron County, WI

Many remote locations don’t have access to the internet. Before heading out on your trail, download this map to your smartphone to access it anywhere on your adventure.

Download Ironwood Area Winter Trail Map.

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Hunting is a major recreational activity on the Ottawa National Forest, and the Ironwood area. Hunting is allowed on National Forest lands with appropriate state hunting licenses.

For more information on hunting the Western U.P. including licensing, rules, maps, etc. visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Michigan DNR: Visit Website.
Ottawa National Forest: Visit Website.
Further North Outfitters Guide Services: Visit Website.
Superior Range Shooters Club (Ironwood): Visit Website.
Ruffed Grouse Society Ironwood Chapter: Visit Website.

Fishing Around Ironwood

Monday, July 8th, 2019

With countless lakes, rivers, and streams fishing in the Ironwood area is prime. The above website is mainly creeks and streams. Fishing is also available in most of the surrounding lakes and rivers. Fishing license required and can be obtained at Holiday gas stations, Dunhams, and Walmart.

• Black River • Presque Isle River • Montreal River • Lake Gogebic • McDonalds Dam • Sylvania Wilderness • Bobcat Lake • Beaton Lake • Gile Flowage • Weber Lake • Lake Superior • Lost Lake • Sunday Lake • Powdermill Creek • Spring Creek • Mud Creek • Upson Lake • Black River Lake • Cheyney Lake

Gogebic Country Club

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The 18-hole “Gogebic” course at the Gogebic Country Club facility in Ironwood, Michigan features 6,030 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 67.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. The beautifully constructed stone clubhouse with three stone fireplaces, built in 1922, has a scenic view of golf course and surrounding area with a bar and lounge.

The Gogebic Country Club golf course opened in 1922.

The tree-lined fairways are bordered by a standard cut of rough. Water hazards come into play on three holes. The average-sized greens are slightly sloped and have medium speed.

Eagle Bluff

Monday, July 8th, 2019

From the moment you arrive at Eagle Bluff, you’ll know you’ve arrived at some place special. The beautiful Penokee Mountains in Northern Wisconsin are the setting for the 18 hole Eagle Bluff Golf Course. The three sets of tees, beautiful fairways, manicured greens, and breathtaking vistas overlooking Lake Superior, Hurley and Ironwood has something for everyone, and every skill level. Eagle Bluff provides covered carts, a fully stocked pro shop, and putting green. Memberships and Special Green Fee packages are available.

Curry Park

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Curry Park provides camping sites and full RV hookups in a convenient location just of U.S. Highway 2 in Ironwood. It is located next to the Gogebic County Fairgrounds, providing access to U.S. 2 businesses, waterfalls, and trails.

Black River Harbor Recreation Area

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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…)

Little Girls Point

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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

Lake Gogebic County Park

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Lake Gogebic County Park is located at N8598 Hwy-M64 in Marenisco, Michigan with direct access to Lake Gogebic. There are 53 electric (30-50 amp) camp sites total, and 27 sites that include water. This campground offers seasonal sites which can be occupied from mid-May to the end of September. There are a number of sites also available for nightly or monthly camping reservations. Lake Gogebic County Park offers a pavilion with picnic tables, playground equipment, on-site boating access for a fee of $2/day or $10/annual pass, an on-site dump station and provides camper sewage waste service for a minimal fee.

Amenities available for day use include a swimming area, access to the pier, playground equipment, picnic area, and restroom facilities. The pavilion can also be reserved for a fee of $25/day.

The dock at the Lake Gogebic County Park provides a convenient way for campers to fish. There are several restaurants located along the lake shore for visitors to enjoy as well.

Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR)

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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…)

Mecca Trails

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Mecca Trails offer more than 15 km of groomed skiing on rolling terrain along with 1.1 km loop for snowshoeing or hiking. The trailhead, south of Mercer, has a heated log cabin with changing room and toilet. Dogs are allowed, Donation is appreciated. Classical and Skating and Snowshoe trails available.

Montreal Ski Trails

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Montreal Ski Trails have 8.6 km of ski trails through Montreal’s historic mining district. Groomed for classic skiing.

Uller Trails

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Uller Trails offer 11 miles of groomed back country skiing through remote rolling and hilly terrain. Because of its remoteness, skiing with a buddy is encouraged!

Presque Isle River

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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.

Your hike will include sections of boardwalk, forested trail, and a suspension bridge. Soon after leaving the parking lot, you will cross over the suspension bridge to follow East River Trail. After passing Nawadaha Falls, the third waterfall, you will reach another bridge that links you to West River Trail. Follow West River Trail back to the parking lot.

Whitewater- For updates and levels running check:

Black River

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Whitewater- For updates and levels running check:

Starting up near Blackjack Class 1, just below Copper Peak 2- 3 with 4-5 as you get closer to Lake Superior at specific runnable levels

Montreal River Canyon

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Whitewater- For updates and levels running check:

Montreal Canyon is Class 2-3. West Branch class 3-4 when running. Put in is at the bottom of Saxon Falls. There is a steep flight of stairs to the bottom of the canyon. You will see a bridge crossing over the river.

Sunday Lake

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Walking and bicycling trails. Lake for all types of watersports. Camping. Beach area and two pavilions for rent.

Gile Flowage

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Gile Flowage is a 3138 acre lake located in Iron County. 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.

Lake Gogebic

Monday, July 1st, 2019

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.

Sylvania Wilderness Outfitters

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Sylvania Outfitters’ expertise is supplying you with provisions and supplies for all of your outdoor camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing and trekking adventures. We also carry fishing licenses, lures and maps, as well as freeze-dried foods. Your customized outfitting will ensure that your outdoor adventure experience goes off without a hitch, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Sylvania Wilderness.

Sylvania Wilderness

Monday, July 1st, 2019

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…)

Webber Lake

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Part of the Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort, Webber lake is an inland lake with a beach area with kayak rentals available.

Weber Lake is an excellent panfish and trout fishing lake. At 61 acres, it also makes a relaxing paddle in your kayak or canoe. Weber Lake is a slow-no wake lake. Whitecap Mountain Resort and Skye Golf is adjacent to the County Park property.

Weber Lake has 11 campsites which include 9 electrical sites and 2 non-electrical. Water is available. Pit toilets with changing area. Boat launch, playground and swimming area. ATV trail access to Trail 6.

Whitecap Mountain bike trails

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Conquer our 2 mountain bike trails that lead you through the Penokee Mountain Range. More trails will be added Spring/Summer 2019. Intermediate to advanced.

Wakefield Split Rock Bike Trails

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Mountain Bike, Hiking and Snowshoe trails in Wakefield, Michigan. Follow Putnam Street on to Castile Road. Winter parking across from the mine buildings

Miners Memorial Heritage Park Bike Trails

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Coming soon!

For 2019 the MNRTF has awarded the City of Ironwood and the SISU Dirt Crew a $280,000 grant for development of a mountain bike trail system at Miner’s Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood, MI. The 167-acre park, located in the center of the city, was once the location of numerous historical mining operations. The new network of mountain biking trails will provide opportunities for cyclists of all levels – from beginner to advanced. The project will include development of several trailheads around the park as well as a link and trailhead on the Iron Belle Trail north of the site. The park also features a network of walking, cross-country and snowshoe trails and hosts community activities such as the Candle Light Snowshoe Hike and the SISU Ski Fest, a popular cross-country ski race in Ironwood.


Big Powderhorn Moutain Bike Trails

Monday, July 1st, 2019

See amazing views from the top as you climb Powderhorn ski hill. the trails then take you into the Wolverine bike trails, and then a fun and flowy decent. start at the main lodge or within the wolverine trails.

Copper Peak Bike Trails

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The trails navigate down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump, the biggest ski jump in North America! The downhill is fast and flowy with intermittent jumps and bridges.

Download the TRAIL MAP here.

Miners Mermorial Heritage Park

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Miners Park, a 167 acre park in Ironwood, MI. A center & promoter of local history, nature & silent sports.

Porcupine Mountains State Park

Friday, June 28th, 2019

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…)

Wolverine Nordic Ski, Bike and Hiking Trails

Friday, June 28th, 2019

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…)

Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail

Friday, June 28th, 2019

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.


North Country Trail

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches for about 4,600 miles linking communities, forests, and prairies across seven northern states from New York to North Dakota. Already, more than 1,700 miles have been certified off-road. Additional miles follow shared paths, and some road walks yet remain . When completed it will be the longest off-road hiking trail in the United States. This Trailhead starts near the famous Copper Peak ski flying jump, follows along the scenic Black River and waterfalls down to Black River Harbor and continuing to the Porcupine Mountains.

Cemetery Riverside Trails

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Starting at either the Pure Michigan Welcome Center or Riverside Cemetery, this trail offers a short one mile hike through the Riverside Cemetery and along the Montreal River. Or 3 loops of biking trails.

Mt Zion Scienic Overlook Trails

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Skiing, Mountain Biking, Scenic Overlook, Frisbee Golf Mt. Zion is Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College and owned and operated by the 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 very reasonable ski rates, numerous “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs” for children, and our very own, snow-tubing park. Enjoy beautiful vistas, mountain biking, and Frisbee golf in the summer.

Norrie Park

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Built as one of the areas Civilian Conservation Corps camps, during the Great Depression, Norrie Park is today a treasured activity destination with hiking and biking trails, disc golf, Ironwood community gardens, a Montreal river walk, playground, pavilion, and picnic tables and grills.

Powers Road/Bald Mountain Scenic Drive

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The Powers Road Trail, which is a multiple-use trail, is on e of the most scenic trails in the region.  The trail winds back and forth through vast areas of County Forest Land and over peaks of some of the highest points in the area.  Because portions of the trail may be more difficult for some users, connection loops bring users around these areas.


Wolf Mountain

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Wolf Mountain is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wakefield, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and stunning views views. This trail is uphill in, and downhill out. Rated moderate to difficult.

Bluff Valley Park

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Bluffs overlooking Bessemer and the Western U.P.  See Copper Peak or take in the breathtaking Northern Lights on a clear day.  There are no marked trails, but there are trails for hiking and climbing the bluff.

Big Snow Outfitters (BSO)

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Ski and snowboard rentals

Mission Skate Shop

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Mission is back open in a new location! Located at 102 E. Lead Street Bessemer, MI. We have goods for summer fun and winter fun also! So come on in and search for some amazing products!

Hobby Wheel

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Rentals for downhill skiing, cross county skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking in the Winter and  mountain bikes and road bikes during the summer and fall season.

Whitecap Kayak

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Book a day trip or an overnight camping trip in the Western U.P. Michigan or Apostle Islands Wisconsin.

Our unique approach to guiding kayaking trips sets us apart from other touring services: You tell us when and where you want to go! Plus, we don’t overbook our guides. That means your tour is as leisurely, or as quick, as you like it to be. We provide all the gear, all the food, and instruction! Camp in the Apostle Islands- A playground for historians, paddling-enthusiasts, and beach-lovers alike! The Apostles boast of old brownstone lighthouses, remote sandy beaches, and plenty of islands to explore! For a day trip and accessible only by water, explore Lake Superior’s Sea Caves. These famous caverns along the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore are a playground and geographic wonder! Kayak along Lake Superiors Canyons and Cliffs for a memorable and relaxing day trip. We’ll paddle between Saxon Harbor and Little Girls Point. (more…)

Cloverland Motor Sports

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Rent brand new ATVs, side x sides, and snowmobiles for your riding adventure.

Stormy Kromer – Factory Tour & Outlet

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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…)

Depot Antiques

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

My little shop is filled with lovingly curated treasures old and new. The selection includes cookie cutters (I’ve lost count of how many varieties!), vintage costume jewelry, fine serving dishes, gourmet tea, chocolate and even truffles. You will also find soaps, lotions and wonderful stocking stuffers – there are even things for the fellas.

Iron Range Custom Frames and Gifts

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

High quality custom framing and a beautiful selection of gifts.

Dan’s Antique Mall

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019


Northwind natural food Co-op

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We are a member-owned cooperative health food store located in Downtown Ironwood, Michigan. The Northwind Natural Foods Co-op was formed in 1979 to provide the Gogebic Range and surrounding areas with access to whole, natural and organic food. Since that time we have striven to be more than a grocery store. Every day we work to enhance our community and improve the quality of life in our neck of the woods.

Uncommon Goods

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

A Resale & Consignment Boutique in the Northwoods. NO ONLINE SALES. ~ Art, Home Accessories, Gifts, Apparel, Jewelry, Vintage & More.

European Treats

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

European Treats is located in downtown Ironwood Michigan. We specialize in imported foods from Europe.


Hobby Wheel

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Enhancing your outdoor experience with great service and quality products.

Hobby Wheel is a family owned Ski and Bike shop in Ironwood, Michigan. Our three stores are conveniently located at Powderhorn Mountain, Indianhead Mountain, and on Highway US2/Cloverland Drive. Our knowledgeable and passionate staff will treat you like family as they equip you with the gear that best suits you and your ability. We carry the top Ski, Snowboard, X-country, Snowshoe, and Biking brands as well as all the essential accessories to go with them. We also carry a wide variety of Indoor/Outdoor apparel to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We offer daily/multi-day Ski, Snowboard, X-Country, and Snowshoe rental packages, all at competitive prices. Shopping at Hobby Wheel will save you time, money, and set you up for an exhilarating outdoor experience.

Little Finland

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

The gift shop has a large selection of glassware, linens, books, and clothing. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April through December.

Leather and Gift Shop

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We carry gifts for you or any other special person in your life. Those include candles, jewelry, purses, scarves, wearables, baby gifts, all leather belts, men’s and women’s wallets, hats, home decor, seasonal decor, and much more.


Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

The Abelman Clothing Company is just about as old as the city of Bessemer, Michigan where it was founded by Abe Abelman.

Abe Abelman faced the New World with a $20 gold piece in his pocket when he arrived in New York from Kovno, Lithuania at the age of 21. Working as a tailor’s apprentice in New York City he saved $25 and set off for Chicago. After arriving in the Windy City, and working for awhile, he became a traveling peddler and worked his way to Northern Wisconsin on foot.


Nanette’s Knits

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Nanette’s Knits and Gifts is a shop filled with quality yarns. However, it isn’t just for the knitter, crocheters…there are many unique and wonderful gifts such as hummingbird feeders for the bird lovers, carvings, beeswax candles, hand made jewelry and much more!

Northwoods General Store

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Northwoods General Store & Coffeehouse opened January 1, 2004. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers. We are family owned and operated!

Fabric Patch

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We are located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Fabric Patch is a full service quilt shop established in 1981. We are a premier dealer for Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines and Software. Our business offers unlimited owners classes, included with all machine and software purchases. We have a Goldstar certified machine technician that has over 30 years of Husqvarna Viking experience. The Fabric Patch has over 4,000 bolts of quilting fabrics, books and patterns and two floors of shopping. We offer a wide variety of fun and exciting classes that include quilting, sewing, wool applique, hand and machine embroidery, as well as software. In addition to our brick and mortar store we have an online store.

Ben Franklin

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Arts, crafts, gifts, and souvenirs.

Chelsi’s Corner

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We’re located in Beautiful Downtown Ironwood.


Open 7 days a week. Mon-Fri 10-6 and Sun 10-4.

AmericInn by Wyndham

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

The AmericInn by Wyndham of Ironwood, MI is conveniently located right on US 2. We offer updated rooms including two room family suites, king executive suites and spacious rooms with two queen beds. With three beaches on Lake Superior and hundreds of waterfalls in the area we are ideal for the adventurous traveler. Copper Peak Ski Jump is a must see attraction just minutes from the hotel. Enjoy easy access to the main snowmobile trail located directly behind the hotel and three ski hills just minutes away. Stay connected on our free WIFI and enjoy our free hot breakfast, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna. We are happy to be your home away from home while you’re visiting the Ironwood area.

Quality Inn

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Our Quality Inn® hotel in Ironwood, MI has the value you’re looking for when you travel. Enjoy a variety of amenities and friendly service when you stay at our affordable hotel in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. Amenities include: Free WiFi Free hot breakfast Meeting space Indoor heated pool and hot tub Business center

Roadway Inn

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Looking for a place to stay that won’t break the bank? Our pet-friendly hotel in Ironwood, MI offers a solid deal on a simple stay and amenities to keep you going while you’re on the road.

Indianhead Motel

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Clean comfortable rooms and friendly service await you at this four season motel located in the beautiful Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We are centrally located within walking distance of restaurants, a movie theater, pharmacy, gas station and antique shops. Within 15 miles of us are four of the Midwest’s premier downhill ski resorts. We are only minutes from some of the best cross country skiing you’ll find anywhere. Dozens of beautiful waterfalls surround the area, and hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails start literally from your door with ample parking for your trailer.

Budget Host Inn

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Free high-speed wireless internet access! Guest Restaurant Discounts! Queen size beds in every room! Coffee, micro, frig in every room! Helpful, friendly staff!

Royal Motel

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Welcome to The Royal Motel! Durning your stay we provide free wifi and break fast to go. We also have mini refrigerate, microwaves, flat screen tv, and brand new mattresses!

Cedars Motel

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Cedars Motel is a hidden gem where you and your family can come and enjoy the sights, hiking trails, and overall beauty of Ironwood’s surrounding nature.

Classic Motor Inn

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Warm and comfortable stay with the friendliness that you expect with a locally owned motel.

Joe’s Pasty Shop

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Multi-Cuisine Serves lunch and coffee Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Good For Kids Take Out Waiter Service

Elk and Hound

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Multi-Cuisine Serves lunch, dinner and drinks Takes Reservations Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Good For Kids Take Out Delivery Catering Waiter Service Outdoor Seating

Brewster’s Northwoods Bar

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

American, Bar, Pub Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff Families with children

Rigoni’s Inn Bar and Grill

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

We are celebrating our 85th anniversary this year!  Rigoni’s was established in 1934 by current owner Kerry’s great grandparents Johanna and Antonio Rigoni. Rigoni’s boasts a famous fish fry every Friday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Daily, lunch specials Wednesday lunch buffet 11-2 of pizza and Caesar salad. Dinner buffet 4-8 pizza, pasta, meatballs, Italian sausage, soup and salad. Saturday pizza and Caesar buffet 4-8. Available for parties, meetings, funerals, graduations, and reunions

Ben’s Place

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The place in downtown Ironwood for good old fashioned comfort food, home made pies and cookies and daily specials! Plus hand dipped real ice cream! Open 7 days a week.

Uptown Cafe

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Breakfast and Brunch

The Pine’s Cafe

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Pines Cafe in Ironwood offers the best down home cooking in the area. We are mostly known for our warm and cozy dining, and friendly service.

Tacconelli’s To Go

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Tacconelli’s To Go menu has expanded greatly over the years, and includes, but is not limited to, hand tossed fresh dough pizza from a 7 inch personal pie to the 24 inch behemoth which will feed 8 hungry adults. They offer a wide variety of hot & cold sub sandwiches with home-made rolls and really fantastic wraps. Home-made soups and chili are prepared daily. Salads, calzones, pasta with home-made sauces and chicken were added to the menu as well as Tacconelli’s famous BBQ pork ribs. And the burgers are out of this world. And who can resist the Friday Fish Fry! Take out or dine in.

Bread of Life Bakery and Cafe

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Freshly baked bread, pastries, and pizza with gluten free options

Jagger’s Ore House Pub and Pizza

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Newly remodeled bar and restaurant specializing in signature pizzas and pub food. Awesome drink specials.

906 Cafe

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee.

Services Good For Kids Takes Reservations Take Out Walk-Ins Welcome

Club 28

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Serves dinner, coffee and drinks.

Randall Bakery and Coffee Shop

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Randall Bakery offers a wide variety of baked goods. From a basic Hamburger and Hot Dog bun to a Poppy Seed bun for Chicago Style Hot Dogs and just about everything in between. We also specialize in pasties and  many different breads including our trademark Italian Bread. Every Friday we have an Old World Artisan French (this one usually sells out so place your order in advance). And let’s not forget our sweet treats, danishes, fried doughnuts, puff pastry turnovers and made from scratch cookies.

Pub and Grub

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Multi-Cuisine Parking Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Take Out

Iron Nugget

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

American (new), italian and pizza.

Liberty Bell Chalet

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Italian restaurant; specializing in homemade pizza and pasta.

We are a family run restaurant specializing in homemade Italian food, pizza, and our own Caesar salad. We have been in business since 1923. Whether this is one of your favorite places to eat, or your first time here, you are sure to experience great food, good drinks, and a friendly atmosphere.

El Dorado

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Authentic Mexican cuisine in Northern Wisconsin

Kimball Inn

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Takes Reservations Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Take Out Catering Waiter Service

Scotti Pecotti’s

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Scotti Pecotti specializes in hand made, old world Italian specialties! Take out only.

Burger’s Bar and Grill

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Welcome to your neighborhood Burger Joint where we build the best burger you’ve ever had. We start with only the freshest ingredients, fresh baked buns and build it just the way you like.

We also have a full New American Menu for you to choose from. The menu includes such classics as BBG’s Rueben, The Double Decker Club, BLT or our favorite The Patty Melt. All burgers and sandwiches are paired with our famous Handcut Fresh French Fries.

The Smoking Gun Saloon & Family Resturant

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Texas style smoked meats, steaks, and comfort food at it’s best. Great atmosphere with a full service bar and a separate dinning room for family gatherings. The space includes a private upstairs party room boasting a bar and seating area for 30 guests.

Copper Cup

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Copper Cup is located on US2 in Ironwood. The Copper Cup mission is to provide quality coffee on the go for all types of coffee fanatic. Whether sipping the fine quality batch brewed coffee from Duluth Coffee Company, or adding some personal flair to your drink, it’s our goal to please our patrons!

Holm’s Hobby

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Downtown Ironwood’s board game and hobby activity center; 1 block north of the Carnegie Library and 1 block east of the post office. Stop in and play!

Sharon’s Coffee Company

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Sharon’s Coffee Company is a great place to meet friends and family for a cup of coffee,great breakfast, lunch,bakery. We are open Mon-sat 7-5 sun 7-3

Rigonis Bakery

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

A nostalgic local hangout with some of the best bakery and pasties around.

Bake Superior Bread

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Bake Superior Bread, co-founded by husband and wife team Andrew & Rachel Brand, opened Dec. 2017. Our main objective is to provide the community with fresh daily, artisan hand-crafted bread that is free of the widely used harmful ingredients found in bread. Aside for our artisan loaves, we offer a wide variety of European style bread based products like, Pretzels, Bagels, Pastries and even Pizza.

Contrast Coffee

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Located in downtown Ironwood, Contrast Coffee goes above and beyond to provide ethically produced, quality coffee while providing a unique meeting place to experience community while enjoying delicious custom drinks.

Cold Iron Brewing

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Our beer is craft brewed on-site in the small batches for those who want to experience true north woods culture. Located in the western border of the Upper Peninsula in Ironwood, Michigan Cold Iron is surrounded by world class recreation. If you find yourself in the area for biking, skiing, hiking, or site-seeing, be sure to stop in for a refreshing glass if Cold Iron to satisfy your thirst.

Little Finland

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

The National Finnish American Festival (NFAF) Cultural Center, known as Little Finland, is located on US Highway 2, just west of US Highway 51 South. The center keeps alive the proud heritage of the many Finnish immigrants who settled in the Hurley Area. Its’ purpose is to foster a cultural center and preserve the Finns rich heritage with song, dance, and ethnic foods. (more…)

Iron County Historical Museum

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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

Hiawatha Statue

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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…)

Z Place Gallery

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Z Place Gallery is an eclectic mix of art. From paintings, photos, & carvings to pottery, glass, jewelry, books & vinegar; we have something for everyone!

Ironwood Carnegie Library

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Built in 1901 with the support of Andrew Carnegie, we are proud to be the oldest continually operating Carnegie Library in the state of Michigan and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the historic downtown, our library is a beautiful historic building that has served the residents of our community for over 100 years. What makes our library unique is that it combines a rich past with the technology of the future. The library is a vital community resource that connects residents to each other and the world.  Visit the old library and take a step back in time. (more…)

Miners Mural

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

The Miners Mural located on the corner of McLeod Ave. and Suffolk St. in Downtown Ironwood.  The men in the mural represent the thousands of men who worked in the Gogebic Range Mines of Michigan and Wisconsin. May we honor them for their tremendous contribution to the development of this great nation. There are two murals within walking distance of each other in Downtown Ironwood. (more…)

906 Boom

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

906 Boom We are a Creative MakerSpace located at 320 East Aurora. 906BOOM is a business incubator with multiple businesses, and is conveniently located in downtown Ironwood in the historic former Elk’s Building.

Miners Memorial Heritage Park-MMHP

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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…)

Ironwood Memorial Building

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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…)

Old Depot Museum and Ironwood Chamber

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

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…)

Downtown Art Park

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Developed in 2015 as part of a local crowdfunding effort, Ironwood’s Art Park was established to allow for the public display of outdoor art in the heart of the downtown art district! The park is directly across the street from the Historic Ironwood Theatre, the Downtown Art Place, and Art Studios on Aurora. Also hosting musical performances, the Art Park is an important addition to the downtown cultural center.


Downtown Art Place

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The mission of the DAP is to promote and sustain the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in the greater Ironwood area, (encompassing Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties in Michigan and Iron and Vilas Counties in Wisconsin). The DAP is also dedicated to promoting local and regional artists in its galleries, gift shop, and arts education and is committed to partnering with its neighbor, the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Visit the Downtown Art Place gallery and studios or take in one of the classes or events throughout the year.


Historic Ironwood Theatre

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

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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