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Outdoor Recreation Ironwood MI

Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus
Since 1968, when the Ironwood community roared to life with the first-ever oval snowmobile race at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds, snowmobile racing has become an established sport in the Western U.P. In 2015, Ironwood hosted the TLR Cup series, where the world's best ice oval racers met at the fast and historic 1/2 mile track in Ironwood. To gain the full history of the Snowmobile Olympus, as well as to access a mine of information regarding lodging, sponsors, racing classes, and lots of photos & videos, go to our website: www.ironwoodsnowmobileolympus.com Like us on Facebook!
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...
Whitecap Mountains
Lodging- Whitecap Mountain Chalets- Whitecap Mountain Lodge
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!
Tracy Lee Charters
TRACY LEE CHARTERS 15326 N. Berbs Rd., Saxon, WI 54559 (715) 893-2285 or (715) 562-0218 Website- tracyleecharters.com E-Mail-charters@tracyleecharters.com For a true northwoods adventure, spend some time aboard the Tracy Lee! Tracy Lee Charters is one of the premeire fishing charter and cruise companies in our area. Licensed in both Michigan and Wisconsin, and open 7 days a week, Tracy Lee Charters will make your lake experience the best it can be. In business for over 30 years, Captain Kelly Thurow will give you the fishing or cruising experience of a lifetime.Call and reserve your adventure today!
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Wolverine Ski Trails
Wolverine Nordic is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with the mission to preserve and promote nordic skiing and lifelong physical fitness on the Gogebic Range of the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin.
Indianhead Mountain Resort
Ski Area Information- 638 Vertical feet- Annual snowfall of over 17 feet- 29 wide open runs on over 220 acres- 9 lifts and tows including a Magic Carpet conveyor lift- 2 terrain parks Big Chief and Timber Wolf beginner Park- 13 Expert Black Runs(46%)- 10 Intermediate Blue Runs(36%)- 5 Beginner Green Runs (18%)- Lifts run 9am to 4pm daily DiningLodge restaraunt, Sky Bar and Grille, Smiley's Cafe, Summit cafeteria BarsSky Bar and Grille, Red Dog Saloon, Dudley's Saloon LodgingCall (800) 3INDIAN or Make your reservation online! Dining- On Mountain Food & Drink- The Lodge Restaurant- Dudley's Restaurant


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