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.

IronLine Sled Dog Race

Written by ironcountylodging on January 26, 2014

Hello visitors!

As we keep moving through the month of January, as crazy as it seems were in the last week of January an annual event that is a big part of Iron County! The annual event takes place January 31-Feb. 1, 2014, this year there are a few updates that haven’t occurred in past race years!

The IronLine Race now includes a 4-dog Recreational Race for up-and-comers, young mushers, and those just wanting to have fun running dogs. There will be awards, NO vet checks, but vet records are needed. Jackie Winkowski will be helping us out on this one.

Those looking to take part in the event there is still room in all race categories, including the ten, six, and four-dog. We have the most ten–dog teams right now.

There will be a competitive purse for the ten-dog race, but it is a little early to tell. Our target RACE PURSE was $6,500-8,500.

We are STILL looking for sponsors of all shapes and sizes and there is still time to get behind IronLine 2014!

Lyle Ross is again acting as Mentor and Race Marshall/Judge. We are happy to have Lyle overseeing this great race!

The main race course for the ten and six-dog class has been GPSed at an actual 37-38 miles as of this last week. So, we are very close to the target 40-mile mark!

Iron River and the surrounding area has been getting fairly consistent snow since the third week of November and the trails are looking good. Groomers for snowmobile sections are already out, a great sign! And our trail crew is already dragging and marking back country sections, and they are excited at what they are seeing!

We are still looking for VOLUNTEERS this year. We could still use help in dog handling and traffic control, and a couple road crossings. Email us if you want to get involved!

The Musher’s Village is still looking for food and craft vendors as well as outdoor, winter enthusiasts that may have something interesting to bring to the village atmosphere.

We still need a musher to offer up their services for kid’s sled rides on Saturday morning. Know anyone?

Oh, and part of our merchandise lineup this year includes travel coffee mugs!

The overall schedule for mushers will start Friday morning around 9:00 am, with vet checks directly after. Musher luncheon/meeting in the early afternoon, and then a 6:30 start for Stage 1. Saturday will start a little later this year, for Stage 2, and will take off out of the Musher’s Village in the early afternoon, hopefully wrapping up before 5:00pm. Banquet at 7:00.

For more information you can check out the IronLine Sled Dog Race website