Can you believe it’s almost August?! We are getting closer and closer to snow! Looking for a nice weekend getaway? The weather has been great and we have yet to see any snow in the forecast. Come and enjoy 314 lakes and over 900 miles of river, take a day trip on the river or spend the day out on the lake, there’s plenty to do. Come out to Ski Brule for some clay shooting, or enjoy some time with
Hiking In Iron County
Hiking & Biking
Unofficially, the first sign of spring may not be the robin but rather the first hiker or biker on the Apple Blossom Trail, which runs from Iron River through Caspian. It’s time you were hiking in Iron County.
Located in Iron County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Iron County Heritage Trail is composed of a 36 mile loop connecting 14 premier sites that provide visitors the opportunity to discover the historic and recreation resources of Iron County.
The Iron Mountain Iron Mine is a must do on your next visit.
In 1956 three Iron Mountain businessmen, Eugene Carollo, Albert Carollo, and James Goulette had an idea for an attraction that would give people a view of iron mining as it once existed. On the site of the East Vulcan mine Eugene Carollo re-discovered an exploratory tunnel, which had not been used since the late 1800’s.
Following a great deal of research and planning, the mine workings were renovated and
Iron County Day Trip Ideas are endless!
Iron County is the best location for your next vacation. Iron County is the “Gateway to Da’ UP”. Centrally located, Iron County is perfect base camp for trips through the UP. A favorite of mine is a trip west to the Watersmeet Trout Hatchery, then Bond Falls And Paulding Light.
Watersmeet Trout Hatchery & Fish Farm
The Watersmeet Trout Hatchery was built by the State of Michigan in the early 1930’s. It was operated by the
This summer seems to be going by so quickly! Hard to believe that we are already coming up on the 4th of July Holiday weekend. Iron County is one of the most beautiful places to live and visit. We are all so lucky to be able to spend some of our time in the UP! But, it seems like Holiday weekends in the UP are even better than any where else! The chance to have some time off work, visit
Total Women In The Outdoors Event
Join the DNR and our partners at Aspirus Iron River Hospital in this growing event as we experience many different ways for women to enjoy the outdoors. Activities, prizes, and food will be provided. Activities have ranged from kayaking, outdoor cooking, fishing, photography, GPS, outdoor survival and much more! Ladies, you do not want to miss this event. There are activities for all ages. Bring your friends, mom, daughter, sister, grandmother or neighbor – it
Escanaba based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Iron County Museum.
Dressed in uniform, Jamerson will tell stories, read excerpts from his book, show a short video from his PBS film and perform original songs with his guitar. Jamerson has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of CCC built national and state parks.
“The presentations are always as entertaining as
Memorial Day In Iron County Michigan. Those who gave their all for their country will be remembered and honored next Monday, May 30, when Iron County and the rest of the nation observes Memorial Day.
Ceremonies will take place Memorial Day morning at cemeteries around the county, led by the West Side and East Side Veterans councils.
In addition, a special ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. in Crystal Falls, where plaques honoring two area men who were killed during the
The kids are getting excited for summer vacation from school and Iron County has so many programs to offer the area youth! Summer camps, biking, parks, fishing, swimming and lots of really amazing hiking adventures.
Two summer camps stand out when talking about Iron County. You have Camp Batawagama that starts out the year with a week long band camp and moves in to week long youth camps for your kids to learn new skills, enjoy nature and disconnect from the
Bewabic State Park Youth Fishing Derby on June 11. Help us celebrate Free Fishing Weekend by joining DNR staff at Bewabic State Park for our annual Bewabic State Park Youth Fishing Derby! Fishing, food and fun for the whole family!
No Pole? Never fished before? No problem! The Bewabic State Park Youth Fishing Derby has poles to use and instructors on hand, including staff from the DNR Fisheries Division and Conservation Officers. You can fish from shore or in a boat. Each participant