Ironwood, Michigan

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Ironwood

  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Photograph the Potawatomi and Gorge Waterfalls

    5.0
    Potawatomi and Gorge falls are two of the most scenic waterfalls on the black river. These two waterfalls are an easy stop for anyone and both waterfalls are accessible for wheelchairs.  The Black River Scenic Byway starts north of US 2 near Bessemer. There are signs on the highway.  The falls ar...
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  • Mellen, Wisconsin

    Red Granite Falls

    2.46 mi / 246 ft gain
    Starting at the parking lot for Loon Lake, follow the signs for Red Granite Falls across a grassed yard and into the woods. The trail is a wide, well-maintained gravel trail that creates a figure-eight loop as it crosses itself twice. Halfway along the trail (regardless of which loop direction y...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Hike Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains

    1.4 mi / 334 ft gain
    Hiking in the porcupine mountains could be a day trip or a week trip. From a short rim hike overlooking Lake of the Clouds to a three day back country camping excursion, there are endless amounts of options for planning a getaway to the Porcupine Mountains.  Located in the far northwest of Michig...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike the Point Trail at Big Bay State Park

    1.7 mi
    Located at the tip of Wisconsin on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park is a must see for any Wisconsinite. To get to Madeline Island, you'll need to purchase a round trip ferry ride in Bayfield. The ferry is a quick 20 minute trip across Lake Superior. Once you get onto Madeline Island, head out ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike Bay View Trail, Big Bay State Park

    2.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot, you will walk into an open field with a couple picnic tables. On the right side of the field, the trail enters into a forest and walks along Lake Superior. There are several spots along the trail that you can find to cliff jump and go for a swim. The lake is so clear ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp at Big Bay State Park

    5.0
    Make a reservation (fees here) to secure a campsite. Find your campsite by entering GPS coordinates 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W or by using this map. Take advantage of the beautiful setting you are in! Take a dip in Lake Superior or go for a trek through beautiful Wisconsin nature. 
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Union Spring and Lost Lake Trails in the Porkies

    8.1 mi / 600 ft gain
    The hike begins at the Union Spring trailhead, roughly two miles south of the Park Headquarters on Boundary Road. This area of the park is also the winter cross country and snowshoeing section of the park, so many of the trails are marked for winter travel. To make sure you stay on the summer rou...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Madeline Island

    5.0
    The largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, Madeline Island is about the size of Manhattan, but extremely sparsely populated and a great place to explore a north woods ecosystem. The best way to get to the island is by ferry from Bayfield to La Pointe. From La Pointe, it is about a ten minute dri...
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  • Ashland, Wisconsin

    Cross Country Ski the Ashland Trails

    These trails are located right in the town of Ashland, WI. They are off from Maple Lane right in the parking lot for the hospital.  They are the perfect option for people new to skiing and people who would like to get outside or train by taking a quick lap!  All together the trails are a total of...
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  • Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    Camp at Crystal Lake Campground

    An incredibly popular campsite that surrounds Crystal Lake and that offers access to Muskellunge Lakes. The State Park off County Road N, near Sayner, is great for bike enthusiasts and families looking to dip their paddles into the blue waters. Prime campsites include high, dry ground with level ...
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  • Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Camp at Little Sand Bay Campground

    5.0
    On a road trip from Kanasas City, MO to explore Lake Superior we stumbled across this amazing campground right on the shore of Lake Superior, Little Sand Bay Campground (34155 State Highway 13, Bayfield, WI 54814). After a long drive, you may want to take a nap :) Once you wake up, check out Mort...
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