Iron County Lodging Association

Summer Activities

Summertime in Iron County is warm, exciting and fun. You can expect the weather to be ideal for summer activities with temperatures usually in the high 60’s to low 80’s and the sun is likely to be shining bright.


Let’s rev up our off road vehicle engines and venture out on more than 3,100 miles of the best ORV trails in Michigan. Michigan ORV trails host two-track, twisty single-track, rocky hill climbs and soggy mud bogs and welcome dune buggies, dirt bikes, quads and four-wheelers inviting us to enjoy the muddy side of Pure Michigan. 

Antique Auto Shows

Each summer, Detroit’s finest Iron from their vintage and classic years can be seen touring the countryside. Oftentimes, they are heading to antique and classic auto shows, including shows in Iron River on Father’s Day and another show at Runkle Lake Park.

Berry Picking

Iron County has an abundance of wild berries ranging from early strawberries in June to thumb-size blackberries in August. The fruits of the harvest are used for pies and jams, but many don’t make it out beyond the berry patch as they get popped into the mouth for immediate gratification! In addition, there are blueberries...

Fun in the Sun

Iron County enjoys a reputation of having great parks and campgrounds. Among the ones that should be on your list to visit is Pentoga Park. The historic burial grounds of Ojibwe bands at the park dates back to the 1800s. Small wooded structures known as “spirit houses” protect the burial grounds, once part of a...


Iron County offers the best in Upper Michigan golf courses and clubs. Come and experience all three of our exciting courses, which offer challenging courses, fantastic scenery, warm hospitality and fun for all ages. All three are open to the public and each also has a clubhouse. George Young Golf Course situated along Chicaugon Lake...

Rummage / Antique Sales

With loads of free time on your hands, it’s time to search out the “treasures” to be found at rummage and antique sales that dot the landscape, especially on the weekends. Diligent shoppers are generally rewarded with a “special find.” Father’s Day weekend enjoy “Sale-Trail,” a citywide garage sale and a flea market at the...

Water Fun

A variety of locations provide summer activities. With 314 lakes and 900 miles of rivers, there is something for everyone. Some like relaxing at the beach. Pentoga Park, Runkle Lake Park, Ice Lake Park and Sunset Lake Park are just some of the sites that draw visitors in the summer. Being at the beach or...


Iron County Michigan Visitors Guide

Iron County is one of the Upper Peninsula’s best kept secrets. From camping to fishing, hunting to canoeing, mountain biking to forest bathing – no matter your interests, the great outdoors and clear crisp air await you here.