Porcupine Mountains

Fall Colors

Unforgettable Aura

Take it All in.

With destinations scattered throughout the Ottawa National Forest and bordered by Lake Superior, the Western Upper Peninsula is unmatched in scenic beauty and unforgettable Fall Color Destinations!  Hike through deep gorges, and climb dramatic bluffs to immerse yourself in Upper Peninsula Fall Forests.  Take the ride to the top of Copper Peak for an unimpeded 360 degree fall color vista.

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Copper Peak

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

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

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Mt Zion Mountain Biking Ironwood Michigan

Mt Zion Scienic Overlook Trails

Skiing, Mountain Biking, Scenic Overlook, Disc 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.


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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

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

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Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

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

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Gile Flowage

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


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Miners Memorial Heritage Park-MMHP

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

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

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Webber Lake

Weber Lake

Weber Lake located in Upson, Wisconsin 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.

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Powers Road

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.


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Wolf Mountain

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.

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Corrigan’s Lookout/Whitecap Mountains

Whitecap Mountain/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, the ski hill is gorgeous.  Right outside of the Whitecap Mountain, Corrigan’s Lookout is a great fall color destination on it’s own.

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Wolverine Ski Trails

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.

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Bessemer Bluff

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!

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Lake Superior

The Fresh Coast the Great Lakes

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


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