ATV And Off Roading

Iron Mountain and the Dickinson County area, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, offers many opportunities for ORV/ATV riders. Whether it is on a state-designated trail, forest road or shoulders of county roads, the county offers a wide range of trail conditions and spectacular scenery.



City of Norway allows ATV use within the city limits. Map and Ordinance.

City of Iron Mountain allows ATV use to travel to outside of the city limits to trails. Map. Ordinance.

ATV's may be used on the sides of COUNTY ROADS. This includes paved and unpaved. You may cross State or U S highways:

**You must come to a complete stop
**Cross at 90 degrees

Request a Recreation map for listing of county roads.

Trail permits for ORv's are $26.25, plus an additional $10 if you are going to use a State of Michigan designated trail. They can be purchased locally at these locations and online at Michigan's DNR.  Michigan DNR Guidebook.



 

Winter Sports
Cross Country Skiing

Cross country ski trails are numerous in the Iron Mountain area. Enjoy the Fumee Lake Natural Area for a wonderful ski through the woods. Other trails include Iron Mountain City Park, Lake Mary Plains west of Sagola, and the Merriman East Pathway in Michigan. Wisconsin offers the Nicolet National Forest near Florence and Riverside Park just north of Niagara.

Fumee Lake Natural Area -Parking lots: 2 miles West of Norway on US 2, 1 mile north on Upper Pine Creek Rd. and off Lake Antoine Rd just east of Lake Antoine Park. 7, 2 and 1 mile loops. Groomed cross-county ski trail also. MAP

Iron Mountain City Park - West off US-2, end of "A" St. 4 loops totaling 3.5 km. Easy to difficult paths. Groomed cross-county ski trail also. MAP
Lake Mary Plains - West on M-69 from Sagola. South on Glidden Lk Rd. Both loops 3.4 miles.

Merriman East Pathway - Off the Merriman East Truck Trail. Pathway A is 3.3 miles and Pathway B is 5.6 miles.

Riverside Park - North Niagara, WI, Washington Ave off US-141. Several loops totaling 11 miles. Many easy, one expert trail. Groomed cross-country ski trail also.

Strawberry Lake Recreation 4 blocks North on Main St from US-2 traffic light.
Florence WI Area Ski Trails


Pine Mountain Resort
N3332 Pine Mountain Rd, Iron Mountain, MI - 906-774-2747Website | Map

Boasting the best groomed slops in the Midwest, Pine Mountain Resort offers great skiing that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you are an expert skier looking to tune your skills, or a rookie to the sport, Pine Mountain has terrain to suit all abilities.

Our Ski School has PSIA certified instructors that will have you on our slopes in no time with confidence. With over 20 years of experience between them, our ski school directors lead a group of instructors that make skiing and snowboarding fun for all age groups.

Pine Mountain is open 7 days a week and features 27 runs, 3 lifts, 2 surface tows, 2 terrain parks, and night skiing Wednesday through Saturday.


Snowmobiling

Come winter, snowmobilers from all around the Great Lakes buzz through the country's interior on a well-groomed network of trails which connects with the trails in the rest of the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.

"The Gateway to the U. P." Iron Mountain is located on the border of Wisconsin, providing snowmobilers with access to the entire UP of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. Less than 2 hours north of Green Bay, Iron Mountain can be your hub for all your snowmobile adventures.

With over 118 miles of trails, just in our county, the scenery here can be breathtaking. From vertical granite outcroppings glistening with frozen waterfalls, to scenic forests where wildlife abound, great trail-side restaurants and lodgings, to crossing the Menominee River via a trestle bridge. Make Iron Mountain your home base and travel across the U P and northern Wisconsin. MININIZE your automotive travel, MAXIMIZE your snowmobile travel!!!!

The Tri-County Snowmobile Club does a tremendous job of keeping the trails open, cleaned up and groomed. They keep the trails well marked and also have road identification signs at many of the intersections. By staying on the groomed and marked trails, you will always have a safe and scenic journey!!  Please visit Tri-County Snowmobile Club.

Enjoy many of great local establishments on and off the trail. From homemade Italian meals, locally made pasties, mouth-watering steaks and huge burgers, all appetites can be satisfied.

Fishing
Fishing

Fishing guides are available, listing area lakes and maps, directions, size, accessibility and species of fish. See Michigan DNR information below on state regulation information. NOTE: On boundry water (Menominee River) you may use either a Michigan or Wisconsin-fishing license. Lake map available on our Recreation Map.

Michigan DNR Fishing Guide. 
Michigan DNR Lake map listing.
Family Friendly Fishing Waters.

Fishing Holes

  • Bass Lake - Iron Mountain. 2 miles off US-2 on Bass Lake Road.
  • Carney Lake. 6 1/2 miles north on M-95 to Merriman Road east, 21/2 miles, left 4 miles to lake. 117 acres. Perch and walleye. Boat launch, swimming beach, 11 campsites, water and toilets. Bank fishing.
  • Cowboy Lake - Kingsford. Carpenter to Woodward to Cowboy Lake Road to the lake.
  • Edey Lake. Off M-95 north of Channing.
  • Escanaba (West Branch) & Tributaries. North on M-95 to Channing, east on Turner Road to County Rd. 581, north to river. Brook trout. Bank fishing.
  • Ford River & Tributaries. North on M-95 to Channing, East on Turner Road. Brook Trout - Dickinson County only.
  • Gene's Pond - Norway Lake area. 61/2 miles west of Theodore via County Road 581 - County Road 422. 700 acres. Largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, perch. Boat launch, bank fishing. 14 campsites with water and toilets.
  • Hamilton Lake - Loretto. US-2 to Loretto, take Hamilton Lake Road 24 miles then left on South Lake Louise Road. 75 acres. Bass. bluegill, northern, crappie, walleye, perch rock bass. Boat launch, bank fishing. Chain of lakes: Hamilton, Louise and Mary.
  • Hanbury Lake - Vulcan. US-2 between Norway and Vulcan, turn right on Lake St and continue to lake. 89 acres. Bass, crappie, northern, bluegill, walleye. Boat launch and bank fishing. Picnic area, vault toilets, water, swimming beach.
  • Hardwood Impoundment. M-95 or 569 north to 69 east to Impoundment. 1200 acres. Bass, crappie, northern, bluegill, walleye. Boat launch, bank fishing. campsites, water.
  • Lake Antoine - Iron Mountain. US-2, 4 miles north of Iron Mountain on the Lake Antoine Road. 748 acres. Northern, perch crappie, bass. Boat launch, bank fishing. camping, swimming, boating, electric, water and toilets.
  • Lake Ellen State Forest Park - Channing. 4 miles west of Channing via Campground Road. Vault toilets, water, boat launch, good trout fishing. Non-winterized.
  • Lake Louise - Loretto. US-2 to Loretto, take Hamilton Lake Road 24 miles then left on South Lake Louise Road. 80.5 acres. Bass, bluegill, northern and perch. Chain of lakes: Hamilton, Louise and Mary.
  • Lake Mary - Loretto. US-2 to Loretto, take Hamilton Lake Road 24 miles then right on south Lake Mary Road. 86 acres. bass, bluegill, crappie, northern, perch, rock bass. Boat launch, bank fishing. Picnic area, bathrooms, pavilion, horseshoe court, swimming, sandy beach, kiddy lot. Lake Mary Day held each July. Chain of lakes: Hamilton, Louise and Mary.
  • Menominee River - WI-MI border. Off US 2/141. Access from Cowboy Lake, Hydraulic Falls and County Road 607. Boundry waters for MI and WI - use either fishing license. Bass, northern, muskie, perch, bluegill, rock bass, crappie, walleye. Boat launches, bank fishing. Swimming, campsites, canoeing.
  • Michigamme River. Begins at Lake Michigamme, runs through the Peavy Falls backwater and enters into the Menominee River.
  • Norway Lake - Felch area. 6 miles north of Felch on County Road 581( Norway Lake Rd). 52.9 acres. Bass, bluegill. Boat launch, bank fishing. 25 campsites, electric, water, toilets. Swimming beach.
  • Pine Creek. Originates in Randville, runs through Copper Country State Forest, ends at Norway. Brook Trout. Bank fishing.
  • Sawyer Lake - Channing area. 4 miles north of Channing on M-95, west on Sawyer Lake Road. 241 acres. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, northern, crappie. Boat launch, bank fishing. 30 campsites with water and toilets. Swimming.
  • Silver Lake - Channing area. 6 miles north of Channing on M-95. 118 acres. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, perch, crappie.boat launch, bank fishing. 30 campsites with electricity, water and toilets. Swimming beach.
  • Sturgeon Falls Impoundment. US-2 to County Road 577 south to Impoudment.
  • Twin-Falls Flowage - Badwater Lake. US-2 to Bass Lake Road, drive under bridge (north) to lake. 640 acres. Bass, perch, crappie, muskie, bluegill, northern. Boat launch, bank fishing. Swimming.
  • West Branch of Sturgeon & Tributaries. M-95 to river (just past Randville). River travels basically with M-69.


Hardcore Outfitters
1616 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI - 906-828-1034Website | Map

HARDCORE Outfitters is the perfect place for all HUNTERS & FISHERMAN! The store is loaded with top quality gear for Archery, Bow Hunting, Hunting Clothing, Arrows, Broadheads, Optics, Range Finders, Treestands, Ground Blinds - ALL HUNTING Accessories! 

We're also an authorized dealer for ORVIS and REDINGTON... loaded with over 60 Fly Rods, 3000 Flies, Tons of Fly Tying Materials, Fly Lines by ORVIS and RIO, Packs, Vests.... Spinning Rods & Reels, All Terminal Tackle.... Everything you need to catch fish! We're also the U.P.'s Steelhead & Salmon Specialists.

WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HUNT and FISH! Come see for yourself.


Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters
N4088 Pine Mountain Rd, Iron Mountain, MI - 906-774-9009Website | Map

Your headquarters for outdoor fun and adventure

Flyfishing and fly tying
Flyfishing Instruction
Canoe and Kayak sales
Kayak Fishing Equipment
Fishing reports & information
Fresh Live bait & tackle
Archery--Specializing in Traditional Archery
Crossbow repair
Arrows for all bows and crossbows
Hunting and Fishing--year round
Snowshoes, Traditional and Modern
Cabin rental

Hiking And Biking Trails
Fumee Lake Natural Area
Website

Established in 1992, the Fumee Lake Natural Area has over 1800 acres used in a wide variety of non-motorized activities.  

One of the area’s greatest attributes is its location.  A few minutes off U.S. 2 west of Norway and east of Quinnesec, it lies within five miles of Dickinson County’s most populated metro areas, a fact that a visitor is not able to detect due to the sheltering of the surrounding hills. 

The Fumee Lake Natural Area has a number of unique features.  Fumee Lake and Little Fumee Lake provide a total of five miles of undeveloped shoreline. In addition to numerous wetlands, 507 acres of surface water holds a fishery deemed "very remarkable and unique" by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The area has historically been home to a number of  rare or threatened species including the Bald Eagle, Common Loon, and seventeen species of orchids.  Three plants on Michigan's Threatened Species list are found here: Walking Fern, Purple Cliff-brake and Marsh Grass of Parnassus.

The Fumee Lake Natural Area is used by educators to teach students about ecology. A number of non-motorized recreational opportunities await its visitors. Hiking, biking, bird watching, and nature photography in the spring, summer, and fall; Cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter months. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this four-season natural area


Gene's Pond Pathway
Felch, MIWebsite

Trailhead located within Gene's Pond State Forest Campground, six miles north of Flecth via County Road 581 to Leeman Road. Over two miles ideal for hiking and biking. Two and a third miles of trail through upland hardwoods and aspen forest stands. 


Iron Mountain City Park
Iron Mountain, MIWebsite

Iron Mountain City Park is a municipally run 69,2 acre regional park located adjacent to the Pine Grove Country Club in the west central portion of the City.  

Park Amenities: 

Bocce Ball Courts,Soccer-Football Field, 2 Tennis Courts, Walking/Biking Trail, Frisbee Golf,  23 Picnic Tables, 2 Water Faucets, Rest Room Building, Enclosed Deer Habitat, Large Log Pavilion (Amenities and Rental Information), 4 Small Log Buildings (Avail. for rent), Children’s Playground, Sandbox, 2 Large Swing Sets, Merry-go-Round, 2 Multi Play Apparatuses, 2 Small Swing Sets, 2 Spring Animal Play Apparatuses, 3 Teeter Totters, Small Climbing Play Apparatus.

Winter Recreation
Large Sledding Area with staircase and lighting, Cross-country Ski Trail system.


Lake Mary Plains
Crystal Falls, MI - 906-875-3324Website

Trailhead located at Glidden Lake SF Campground. 10 Miles of hiking, bike and ski.
 


Lauterman Trail
Florence, WI

This trail traverses some hilly terrain and offers good hiking and mountain biking opportunities, as well as being groomed for cross-country skiing (traditional). It includes three loops with one loop for beginning skiers.

Access to this trail is from two locations. From Florence, take State Highway 70 west 12 miles to FR 2154. Turn left and go south 1/4 mile to the trailhead on the right. Parking for 12 vehicles is on the left. Or from Florence, take State Highway 70 west 15-1/2 miles to FR 2450 turn left and go south 1 mile to FR 2156. Go southeast 2 miles to trailhead. Parking for 4 vehicles is on left (east).


Menominee River State Recreation Area/Piers Gorge
Norway , MI - 517-284-7275Website

Michigan DNR recreation passport required.
One of the most scenic and popular natural attractions in the river corridor is Piers Gorge. It contains some of the fastest-moving water in Michigan and Wisconsin. It is not navigable for general canoeing (class IV to V white water), but still offers beautiful scenery and good wildlife viewing from shore. It has become one of the more popular destinations for expert class kayakers in the eastern U.S. An undeveloped foot trail parallels the gorge for ½ to 3/4 of a mile.The Piers Gorge hiking trail  includes hills, rocks and rugged terrain, making the trail challenging. The trail begins with a map at its trail head, followed by two foot bridges. Wooden markers direct you to four piers along the river trail. The first pier includes a scenic stop, small rapids and a steep hill to climb. Pier 2 follows another steep climb and strong rapids. Between piers 2 and 3, find more steep spots, scenic viewing locations and very strong rapids. Pier 4 has two markers, the first near a grassy meadow, and the second closer to the river. Past the fourth marker there are very steep boulders to climb, and the trail ends after approximately 3/4 miles in a grassy meadow full of ferns.

  
 


Merriman East Pathway
Merriman, MI - 906-875-3324Website

Michigan DNR Site, recreation passport required. 13 miles NE of Iron Mountain via M-95 & Merriman Rd. 9.5 miles of hiking, bike and ski. 


Riverside Park Trails
Niagara, WI

5.5 miles. Located on the northern end of the City of Niagara, you can access these walking trails from Highway 141. Take Washington Avenue east about 1/2 mile to Tyler Road, turn left at the 4-way stop. There are three trail heads along the est side of Tyler Road with parking. Take time to hike, bike, cross country ski, or snowshoe in this pristine area. Enjoy the wooded beauty of the seasons along these trails from the upper ridges overlooking the Menominee River Valley or down along the river and wetlands.

Parks
Iron Mountain City Park
N Park Rd, Iron Mountain , MI - (906) 774-8530Website | Map

Iron Mountain City Park is a municipally run 69,2 acre regional park located adjacent to the Pine Grove Country Club in the west central portion of the City.

Park Amenities
 
Bocce Ball Courts
Soccer-Football Field
2 Tennis Courts
Walking Trail
23 Picnic Tables
2 Water Faucets
Rest Room Building
Enclosed Deer Habitat 
Children’s Playground
Sandbox
2 Large Swing Sets
Merry-go-Round
2 Multi Play Apparatuses
2 Small Swing Sets
2 Spring Animal Play Apparatuses
3 Teeter Totters
Small Climbing Play Apparatus 

Large Log Pavilion (Amenities and Rental Information)
4 Small Log Buildings (Avail. for rent with pavilion)

Skateboard Park 
Hours 6:00am to 9:00pm
All users of the skate park must comply to the rules while using the park.  Live link to the rules.  Download a copy
 
Frisbee Golf Course
Available on a first come first serve basis.

Winter Recreation
Large Sledding Area with staircase and lighting
Cross-country Ski Trail system
Snowmobile Trail Access Site
Maki Memorial Pavilion 

White Water Rafting
Kosir's Rapid Rafts
W14073 Co Rd C, Silver Cliff, WI - 715 757-3431Website | Map

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we offer Guided Menominee Trips for the hearty whitewater rafting enthusiast. These trips are run in our four to twelve place rafts under the supervision of Kosir's professional guides and include helmets, life jackets and paddles.


Northwoods Adventures
N4017 U.S. Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI - (906) 563-5450Website | Map

Northwoods Adventures is the Menominee Rivers modern whitewater rafting outfitter, we are dedicated to making our patrons feel comfortable, safe and welcome while providing them with amazing memories for years to come.
We are prepared to answer any of your questions, address all of your concerns, and exceed your expectations at every turn. From the beginning of your booking experience to the paddle ‘high-five’ at the end of the river trip, we go the extra mile to facilitate the “time of your life-jackets”!

N.A. was formed from the vision of professional senior guides with high industry standards of excellence and social responsibility in mind. We are not the oldest or largest outfitter in the region, but we are the best. Our trips are designed to be smaller, more personable and genuine in their nature. Our whitewater rafting trips are approximately 2-3 hours in duration.
Group rates are available for Family, Private or Corporate Events
 


Tarka's Whitewater Journey
W6046 Piers Gorge Rd, Norway, MI - 414-964-5262Website | Map

The Menominee River is unique in that its rafting season (April-October) is significantly longer than that of most other rivers. It has one of the greatest flows in the Midwest, with rapids and hydraulics similar to those of western rivers. Rapids include class I-IV. The trip begins along the beautiful Upper Pennisula, in the scenic surrounding of Niagara, WI. Careening past 200 foot high cliffs, the intensity increases through Sand Portage Rapids and culminates with a 10 foot waterfall in the legendary Piers Gorge! The Menominee River is suited for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. The minimum age is 7 years old. Due to the size of the river's rapids, we run only 6-8 people in self bailing rafts with a guide in every boat.


Wildman Adventure Resort
N22200 Bomber Rd, Niagara, WI - 888-813-8524Website | Map

Wildman Adventure Resort is one of the premier outdoor adventure resorts and whitewater rafting centers in the Midwest. While we're known for offering exciting whitewater rafting trips down the scenic Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers, we also provide our guests with a full array of outdoor adventure activities. There's something here for everyone!