In the Southern Upper Peninsula
Iron Mountain Michigan is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. It is 2 hours from Green Bay, 3 1/2 hours from Milwaukee, and 5 hours from Chicago (map).
Iron Mountain is one of the largest cities in the Upper Peninsula and offers everything from lush forests, miles of rivers and streams, four seasons of outdoor recreation, and abundant wildlife, art, and music festivals, museums, Pine Mountain Ski Jump, famous sport competitions, along with unique shopping and dining opportunities.
Don't miss the Badwater Ski-Ters Water Ski Show, Vagabond Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from Iron Mountain, Michigan. 2011 Shows from Sunday, June 12th to Sunday, August 28th with special shows at 2 pm on July 4th and the Labor Day Show, Sunday, September 4th at 2 pm. Always Fun! Always Free!
Visit the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial atop Pine Mountain, dedicated to the members of the Armed Services.
With the arrival of snow, this northern area becomes a haven for sports enthusiasts. Whether you are a beginner, expert skier or a snow boarder, try your abilities at our ski hills. For fast fun in the snow, take a snowmobile trip some of the expertly groomed trails which connect to the 2,500 miles of trails going throughout the Upper Peninsula.
Golf vacations in our area are fabulous. Occupying fantastic natural sites, some along the shores of lakes or rivers, others on mountainsides with panoramic vistas, the Iron Mountain area has nine golf courses within a forty mile radius. Most are carved out of mature pine or hardwood forests where wildlife sightings are par for the course. All offer friendly hospitality.
A hiking trail goes around the deer area for good wildlife viewing. City Park has 3.5k (four loops) groomed cross-country ski trails and a lighted sledding hill open during the winter. Turn west on "A" Street from US-2 and go several blocks to the end of the street where you will see the road to City Park.
This entire area reflects the mining and logging heritage. The town of Iron Mountain began in 1879 with the discovery of the Chapin Mine, now considered one of the greatest iron mines in the world. Between 1880 and 1932, the mine produced 27,506,868 tons of iron ore. The mine was closed on August 1, 1932.
Mining brought many Italian, Swedish and Cornish immigrants to the area and their ethnic food and traditions remain. Smokestacks, pumps, underground mines and mine shafts are daily reminders of the mining heritage.
Norway, Quinnesec, Loretto, Channing, Sagola, Felch, and Ralph
with Florence, Spread Eagle, and Niagara. WI just across the Wisconsin-Michigan Border.
Photo: Albino deer by Sheldon Minsky
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Vacation and Travel Information for Iron Mountain & Kingsford, MI in Dickinson County , Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Lodging, restaurants, accommodations, motels, resorts, cabins, attractions, and recreatiional opportunities.