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Outdoor Recreation Ironwood MI

Black River Harbor
Nestled on the Edge of the Porcupine Mountains and the Ottawa National Forest, Beautiful Black River Harbor hosts a variety of outdoor activities and many waterfalls. ACTIVITIES Camping Black River Campsite is located just south of black river harbor and is right in the middle of many waterfalls and hiking trails. Kayaking The Black River’s many waterfalls makes it a national destination for white-water kayaking. Take a trip with a kayak guide from Ironwood’s local kayak shop at Whitecap Kayak HikingBlack River Harbor has many trails along the Black River with stunning views of the many waterfalls. This area is an adventurers dream! Boating & FishingBlack Riv...
Blackjack Mountain
Ski Area Information- Base Elevation: 385 ft- Top Elevation: 850 ft- Vertical Drop: 465 ft- Skiable Area: 126 acres- Annual Snowfall: 210 inches- Trails: 22- Lifts: 6- Uphill Lift Capacity: Lift details: 4 double chairs, 1 rope tow, 1 handle tow- Parks and Pipes: 3 terrain parks Trail Ratings20% Beginner (green circle)40% Intermediate (blue square)40% Expert (black diamond) Trailside LodgingSki–in & Ski–out Lodging Woodridge, Bunkhouse and The Ridge are also available for summer reservations!
Cemetery Trails
The Cemetery Trails are located in the middle of Ironwood at the beautiful Riverside Cemetery, along the east branch of the Montreal River. These trails are open for hiking, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing.
Copper Peak
Take the Copper Peak Adventure Ride! Ride the chair lift up 810 feet to the top of Copper Peak--the world's largest ski jump! From the top, a view of unsurpassed beauty awaits. Climb to the observation deck, and look out over Lake Superior and the hills and valleys of land that surround it. Visit our guide office, where historic photographs and artifacts display the long history of ski jumping in the U.P. A trip to Ironwood is never complete without taking the lift to the top of Copper Peak.
Gile Park
Located in Gile Wisconsin on the Gile Flowage, the Gile Park is a local favorite fishing, canoeing, and kayaking destination. Many species of fish and in abundant numbers makes the Gile Flowage an excellent place to fish. The Gile Flowage is littered with many islands which makes it perfect for a camping adveture!
Lake Gogebic
Lake Gogebic is Michigan's largest inland lake. Within its waters can be found walleye, small mouth bass, northern pike, perch, and whitefish. The shoreline is home to several individual cabin resorts, as well as restaurants and true "U.P." bars. You can rent a pontoon or fishing boad, canoe or kayak from both the resort lodges as well as outdoor outfitter businesses. Want to learn more? Go to www.lakegogebicarea.com or, if you are a first-time visitor to the area, stop in at the Ottawa Visitor Center. Located on the corner of U.S. 2 and Highway 45 at Watersmeet, MI, this Visitor Center offers a variety of informational programs and weekly outdoor programs. Complete...
Little Girls Point
Little Girls Point County Park is a local gem, located in Ironwood Township. Little Girls Point has much potential and beauty which makes Little Girls Point a favorite destination for many. Little Girls Point has a beautiful and very unique beach covered in perfectly rounded rocks formed by lake Superiors destructive waves. This beach is great for rock and agate collectors.
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
The Miners Memorial Heritage Park (MMHP) encompasses the former iron ore mining locations within the City of Ironwood (locally known as the caves area). 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. Great for nordic skiing!
Mt. Zion
Ski Area Information- 10 Slopes & Trails- Snow Tubing Park- Free Cross-country Ski Trail- Quality Ski & Snowboard Rentals- Snack Bar- 300’ Vertical- Power Tilled Slope- Downhill & Snowboard Racing Programs for Kids- Group Rates- GCC Students Ski/Snowboard Free!- Senior Citizens Ski/Snowboard Free!
Norrie Park
Norrie Park is a 105 acre park located on Norrie Park Road. This park is along the Montreal River, and is equipped with picnic tables, grills, restrooms, two horseshoe pits, plaground equipment, community gardens, pavilion, and an ADA compliant fishing platform. Norrie Park also has a paved bike trail that runs alongside the river and additional walking trails at the south end of the park.
Porcupine Mountains
Located in the northern section of the Ottawa National Forest, the Porcupine Mountains are a must-see adventure location. Many miles of hiking and biking trails can be found, as well as waterfalls, lakes, Lake Superior shoreline camping, and (in winter) great skiiing! The Presque Isle campground is located 17 miles north of Wakefield, MI at the west end of the Porcupine Mt. State Park, and features over 44 campsites on Lake Superior with drinking water, restrooms, and Lake Superior swimming. Information on any Porcupine Mountain State Park features is available at 1-800-453-2937.
Saxon Harbor
Saxon Harbor is located just across the the Michigan/Wisconsin boarder 5 miles west of Little Girls Point. Saxon Harbor is home to its famous sand beach with a newly remodeled boat harbor.
Whitecap Mountains
Lodging- Whitecap Mountain Chalets- Whitecap Mountain Lodge
Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails
Wolverine Nordic is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and lifelong physical fitness on the Gogebic Range of the Western Upper Peninsula. Wolverine Nordic Ski Club volunteers maintain and groom an 8-trail system that offers 25 kilometers of both skate skiing and track -set skiing, as well as four marked snowshoe trails. The rolling terrain offers traisl for all levels of skiing and snowshoeing abilites, from expert to novice. The suggested trail donation is $10 per day, with donation boxes located at all trail heads and in the chalet. To become a season pass holder, please visit our website!...

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Custom Home Outfitters
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Forslund Building Supply
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Gogebic Community College
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HOPE Animal Shelter
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping and promoting the adoption of lost, stray and abandoned cats and dogs into great forever homes. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law. Thank you for your support.
Mattson Family Chiropractic
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Mattson Family Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.For some, Mattson Family Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.People are recognizing th...
New Beginnings
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RJ Hoeft Construction
We, at Hoeft Construction take pride in helping our clients every step of the way with there building project. We work one on one to give our clients what they want with in their budget. From a simple remodeling project to custom built homes we are here to create a home that will fit your needs. Any Builder can tell their clients what services they offer, but here at Hoeft Construction we can show you! Come see for yourself the wonderful custom work that can become your home. Throughout the model, view different attributes of home construction, such as tiered, tray and vaulted ceilings, a loft area, log porch, samples of exotic and local wood species, and tiled and c...
Wesley United Methodist Church
Grounded in heritage; reaching out with the love of Jesus. Regular Sunday Worship Service is at 11:00 A.M. For special service times, and for information regarding Bible study classes and Christian Kid's Club, please view our website. Pastor Rosemary is in her Wesley Ironwood office on Wednesday and Thursday. The present stone church building was constructed in 1912, and is home to an unaltered 3/23 M.P. Moller pipe organ, #8259, installed in 1951.
Woodtech Builders
As a premier builder, Wausau Homes Ironwood is focused on providing homebuyers with the best experience possible. Everything about our approach has been purposely created to take the uncertainty out of the process to ensure you have confidence every step of the way. Our homebuyers love the assurance of knowing they can build their custom dream home without the stress and anxiety that typically accompanies such a project. The process starts with ensuring we deliver on our brand promise – Your Way, Firm Price, On-time. We start with a simple conversation. Our goal is to understand the vision for your home. From there we can determine what plan is right for your famil...


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