The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

Come and experience all three of our exciting courses.

Michigan Fall Color Tours

Michigan Fall Color Tours

It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees.

Iron County Fishing

Iron County Fishing

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County that have numerous species of fish.

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing is one of the top family fun activities in Iron County, and its lakes and streams provide excellent sport fishing.

Iron County Snowmobiling

Iron County Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the greatest and most exciting sport there is in the the Great Lakes Region!

Iron County Michigan Lakes

Iron County Michigan Lakes

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County.

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Campfire, long walks, reading under the shade of a giant maple, paddling on a quiet lake ... it's time to unwind.

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Welcome to a corner of the world that’s like nothing else in this world. You’ll find a wonderland of unspoiled natural beauty in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

A variety of locations provide summer activities. With 314 lakes and 900 miles of rivers, there is something for everyone. The UP of Michigan is relaxing as well as offers an opportunity for groups to gather.

Iron County Events

Apr
30
Sat
Trout and Salmon Fishing Season @ Iron County
Apr 30 – Sep 30 all-day

Anglers can fish for and possess trout and salmon on (inland) Type 1 and Type 2 streams and Type A and Type D lakes.

For more information please see http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

May
15
Sun
Fishing for Muskellunge / Northern Pike / Walleye @ Iron County
May 15 2016 – Mar 30 2017 all-day

The fishing and possession seasons for muskellunge, northern pike and walleye on the Upper Peninsula’s Great Lakes and inland waters, plus the St. Marys River, is open. Additional rules and regulations apply, include minimum size limits and possession limits.

For more information, see pages 12-14 of the 2016-2017 Michigan Fishing Guide.

Jul
24
Sun
Camp Batawagama Youth Camp @ Camp Batawagama
Jul 24 – Jul 30 all-day

Iron county Youth Camp

Camp Batawagama is a place where friendships are made, traditions are shared and valuable, life long lessons are learned. Everyday begins with reveille and ends with taps. Every meal begins and ends with a song. The days are filled with swimming, boating, hiking, wilderness camping, crafts and so much more. It is a place to discover the strength in oneself, the importance of working together and an appreciation for the nature within us and around us. The ideas and the vision that shaped the Batawagama experience over 70 years ago are still alive and relevant today. Batawagama has been a summer place, a home away from home for over four generations of young people.  

Youth Camp 2016 Schedule

Batawagama Youth Camp is scheduled to begin June 26th and continue on a weekly schedule for five consecutive weeks. During these weeks campers will enjoy the many outdoor activities and traditional programs that have been so popular for 70 years.

Week 1: June 26th
Week 2: July 3rd
Week 3: July 10th
Week 4: July 17th
Week 5: July 24th

How to Register for Youth Camp

Get your Registration Forms for 2016 by writing:
Iron County Youth Camp
909 Pentoga Trail
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
or Phone: 906-265-4476
or Email: icyc@iron.orgForms may be requested at any time after January 1st for the 2016 Youth Camp. Forms will be mailed to all those who have requested them prior to March 1st on March 1st. All forms requested after March 1st will be mailed immediately after the request has been received at the Camp office.All application forms or additional information can be obtained by contacting: 906-265-4476 or by emailing: icyc@iron.org. 

Youth Camp Cost

The total weekly charge for a camper who has been a PERMANENT RESIDENT of Iron County for at least one year prior to their week at camp is $90 per week.

The total weekly charge for a camper who is a NON – RESIDENT of Iron County is $240 per week. 

A $40 REGISTRATION FEE (FOR EACH WEEK REGISTERED) MUST ACCOMPANY THE REGISTRATION FORM. 
(The balance is due when enrollment takes place at camp.)

If cancellation notice arrives 30 days before camp session, all payments made, (less $10 of the registration fee paid for each week) will be refunded.

If cancellation notice arrives in less than 30 days before camp session no refunds of the pre-registration fee will be given.

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Jul
28
Thu
Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Tournament @ Iron River, Michigan
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day
Jul
30
Sat
Porter School Farmers Market
Jul 30 all-day
WIndsor Center Open Mic Night
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
31
Sun
Frank Sinatra & Company @ Crystal Theatre
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm
Aug
2
Tue
Story Time – Ages 5 and Under @ West Iron District Library
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am

Story Time – Ages 5 and Under

When:
July 8, 2014 @ 10:30 am

Where:
West Iron District Library
116 West Genesee Street
Iron River,MI 49935
USA

Contact:

Stephanie Swenski at 906-265-2831

Aug
3
Wed
Iron River Farmers Market and Bazaar
Aug 3 all-day
Knit & Crochet Circle – West Iron District Library @ West Iron District Library
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knit & Crochet Circle
11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Aug
4
Thu
West Iron District library – Book Babies @ West Iron District Library
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am

You and your precious bundle of joy are invited to a play date! We love our young little readers, and interacting with other babies and toddlers is a great way for them to learn and explore!

West Iron District Library has set aside a special time for social interactions for babies 24 months and under. Thursdays at 9:00 beginning September 11th.

Aug
6
Sat
Porter School Farmers Market
Aug 6 all-day
UP Strongman Contest @ Crystal Falls, Michigan
Aug 6 all-day
MAX Adventure Challenge @ Fortune Lake Camp
Aug 6 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am

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Event Description

The ninth Mid-America Xtreme Adventure Race will be held on the 6th of August, 2016 and will once again, prove to be the premiere event of its type in the Midwest. Racers will be tested by river tubing, trekking, orienteering, ropes, and mountain biking in pristine forests of upper Michigan and Wisconsin. And as always, do not make plans for after the race, because you will be treated to a catered feast fit for king, and our legendary post race party!

 

Race Calendar

August 5th Pre-Race Briefing and Registration
August 6th Race Day!

 

Location

Fortune Lake Camp
138 Fortune Lake Camp Rd.
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

 

Approximate Distances From Major Cities

Marquette, MI
Green Bay, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL
77 Miles
129 Miles
246 Miles
316 Miles
335 Miles

 

Race Length and Duration

•The approximate course mileage will be approximately 50 miles. Individual teams may spend more or less time on the course depending on experience level.
•12 hours

 

Team Information (40-team limit)

•Teams will consist of two, three, or four competitors
•Mixed or single gender
•The cost for this year’s race is $110 per competitor, teams registering on or after June 1st, 2016 the entry fee is $125 per competitor.

 

Mandatory Gear (Gear lists are subject to change)

Mountain Bike (I)
Biking/Climbing Helmet (I)
Hydration -Water Bottles, CamelBak (I)
Gloves – Biking OK (I)
Compass (T)
First Aid Kit (T)
Cellular Phone (T)
Waterproof Map Case/Bag (T)
Water Purification Tablets or Portable Water Filter (T)
Emergency Blanket (I)
Emergency Whistle (I)
Bike Computer (T)

Required Climbing Gear

1 Seat Type Climbing Harness (I)
2 Locking Carabineers (I)
1 ATC or Figure 8 (I)

Required Water Gear

Life Vest – Class III – IV (I)
Dry Bag (T)

 

Recommended Gear

Extra bike parts and repair kit
Tire Irons
Bike Pump
Spare Inner Tube
Sunscreen
Insect Repellent

 

WILDLIFE

You will share the less trodden path with the local inhabitants of the forest including white tail deer, lynx, black bear, coyote, wolf, and turkey. But have no fear! They are more afraid of you than you should be of them. If you leave them alone, they will leave you alone.

 

Additional Information

Team Captains will be notified as soon as possible of any changes or additions the course. If you require additional information or have questions about the race please Contact Us.

Note: Race objectives are subject to modification, deletion or addition up through race day.

Aug
8
Mon
Makerfest 2016 @ West Iron District Library
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
LeBlanc Audubon Meeting @ Iron County Museum Historical Society
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
9
Tue
Story Time – Ages 5 and Under @ West Iron District Library
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am

Story Time – Ages 5 and Under

When:
July 8, 2014 @ 10:30 am

Where:
West Iron District Library
116 West Genesee Street
Iron River,MI 49935
USA

Contact:

Stephanie Swenski at 906-265-2831

Aug
10
Wed
Iron County Fair @ Iron County Fair Grounds
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
Iron River Farmers Market and Bazaar
Aug 10 all-day
Knit & Crochet Circle – West Iron District Library @ West Iron District Library
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knit & Crochet Circle
11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunset Serenade Concert @ Crystal Theatre
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
11
Thu
Iron County Fair 2016 @ Iron County Fairgrounds
Aug 11 – Aug 14 all-day

This is the 125th anniversary of the Iron County Fair! Events will be taking place from August 11th-14th

West Iron District library – Book Babies @ West Iron District Library
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am

You and your precious bundle of joy are invited to a play date! We love our young little readers, and interacting with other babies and toddlers is a great way for them to learn and explore!

West Iron District Library has set aside a special time for social interactions for babies 24 months and under. Thursdays at 9:00 beginning September 11th.

Ethnic Settlers Presentation @ Iron County Museum
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
12
Fri
Phil Lynch Quartet @ Crystal Theatre
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm