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 River’s Nick Baumgartner not content with Silver or Bronze in snowboard cross

Written by ironcountylodging on February 13, 2014

The Iron River area is getting world-wide recognition thanks to one of our own residents, Nick Baumgartner. The 32-year old Iron River Native has one thing on his mind, Nick says “I didn’t come here to take second or take third, I came to win”

Of course, that’s pretty much the way Baumgartner approaches every event, be it the World Cup, the X Games or the Olympics. He’s never seen a caution sign that couldn’t be torn down.

Which is why snowboard cross is the ideal sport for him.

“If it’s dangerous and scary, and I can overcome it and do well – I’m looking for that rush, that adrenaline,” he said. “It’s the reason I do it. It’s what brought me to the sport.”

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, however, his all-or-nothing approach cost him dearly. He was riding along in perfect position for advancement to the next round. But, again, conservative just isn’t his style.

“If there’s an opening, I’m not going to wait,” he said. “At Vancouver I fell making a pass for the lead. I could have sat second but that’s not me.”

His approach is obviously OK with the U.S. coaches, Peter Foley and Mike Jankowski. They used their discretionary pick to give Baumgartner the fourth and final spot on the Olympic team, over two-time defending Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott.