With half of all property in Iron County available for hunting and recreation, you are never far from your perfect outdoor spot. In fact, you can start in town and be far away from everything in just a minute. Find fishing so plentiful that you couldn’t fish all of our locations in an entire lifetime … golfing at Young’s Golf Recreation & Dining … skiing at Ski Brule … plus this is a mecca for ORV and ATV riders. Iron County is big on hosting events, too, from bucking broncos to massive fungi that will bring you back for more memories.
AQUATIC ACTION AND MORE
Anglers flow into Iron County for a Canadian fishing experience that you don’t have to fly to reach. With more than 900 miles of streams and rivers, the Michigamme Reservoir and hundreds of lakes, there’s an inexhaustible list of great fishing spots all year-round. Our abundance of rivers and lakes also means great canoeing, kayaking, boating and swimming.
When you’re ready to dive into the picture-perfect up north lake, head for the pristine waters of Chicagon Lake. Majestic native trees ring this 1,000 acre lake, along shores that are largely unspoiled by development. Spend a peaceful day swimming, sailing or water skiing. Fishing steals the show here in both winter and summer. Spend some time at the south end of the lake exploring Pentoga Park where you can view the remains of Ojibwa burial structures, still standing in timeless reverence. Winter brings snowmobiling along the lake. Speed along a series of interconnected trails throughout the Upper Peninsula that mingle with railroad beds left over from mining days long ago.
Located on over 3,000 acres, Young’s Golf & Recreation Restaurant, stays true to its founders vision to provide a place to enjoy the outdoors to all. Young’s offers offers a top experience for golf and features an aquatic center, as well as two miles of beachfront on Chicagon Lake and year round activities. After you’ve worked up an appetite on the water, dock & dine at the family-friendly FireBrick Bar & Grill, which features free shuttle service back to the lodge.
A CENTER FOR CULTURE
Don’t spend your time just outdoors. Iron County has dozens of cultural spots and events to liven your stay. Visit the Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian, considered one of the top historical sites in Michigan with its 26 buildings that make up Heritage Village and home of the Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Art Gallery. Attend the Labor Day Picnic and Pie Social, Italian Day, Log Cabin Day or the 10-day Christmas Galleria and Basket Raffle. Come to Iron County for tons of other events such as Rum Rebellion Days, Crystal Falls Lions Bass Festival, the U.P. Championship Rodeo or the famous Humungus Fungus Fest. You can also attend a play at Windsor Center and hear the unique pipe organ at the historic Crystal Theater. Architecture lovers will want to see the castle-like Iron County Courthouse, one of the finest buildings ever constructed in Michigan’s U.P.