Written by ironcountylodging on July 7, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on June 30, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on June 28, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on June 20, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on June 1, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on May 26, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on May 23, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on May 20, 2016
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
Written by ironcountylodging on May 10, 2016
Bond Falls Waterfall Tour is a must on your visit to Iron County Michigan. Absolutely amazing!
Bond Falls Scenic Site is home to one of the most picturesque falls in the Midwest. You’ll be in awe of the area’s astounding natural beauty as you explore the cascading falls along 600 feet of fully accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations and three viewing platforms. Bond Falls is a popular destination, attracting visitors year-round for hiking, photography, picnicking or simply relaxing while taking
Written by ironcountylodging on April 27, 2016
When you arrive in Alpha Michigan and make your way to the Alpha Circle Historic District, you can travel back in time and experience life in an Upper Peninsula village during the era of iron ore exploration and mining. During the late 1800’s, exploration for iron ore began here, and eventually three ore mines operated in the area. These mines allowed a village to grow; Alpha Michigan was incorporated in 1914. The village flourished until the mining activity diminished and