About Gogebic County

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Gorge Falls

Chart your course through the crystal-clear waters that surround you, from pristine Lake Superior to inland lakes, rivers and an abundance of waterfalls. (We have 100 of them!) In summer, swim or launch your canoe or kayak. Reel in walleye, smallmouth bass, jumbo perch and pike in the Cisco Chain of Lakes or Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in the U.P. at 13,000 acres. You can also explore the Sylvania Wilderness Area. It features spring-fed lakes and one of the few old-growth, north-woods forests and a riot of colorful wildflowers in the spring.

In winter, downhill skiers and snowboarders experience why we’re called “Big Snow Country” at renowned resorts: Indianhead Mountain Resort in Wakefield and Blackjack Ski Resort and Big Powderhorn Mountain in Bessemer. Crosscountry skiers glide down serene trails that weave throughout the county. And snowmobilers can zoom down 175 miles of groomed trails.

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Backpacking

To see even more, brave the Copper Peak & Adventure Ride from mid June through Labor Day. This 810-foot chair lift and 18-story elevator to the top of the only International Ski Flying facility in the Western Hemisphere will show you 2,500 square miles of the Lake Superior Basin.

And when you want to share the fun with others, come to Ironwood for a performance at the restored Historic Ironwood Theatre or during Bessemer’s 4th of July festivities or Pumpkinfest – two of the finest celebrations in the Midwest.

Learn more: www.explorewesternup.com or 906/932-4850 or 800/522-5657 (winter recreation).