Ironwood, Michigan

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  • Bessemer, Michigan

    Hike to Gabbro Falls

    5.0
    1 mi
    Gabbro Falls is on the Black River and is as impressive waterfall.  This wild waterfall does not have any fences or barriers, so view with caution from above. Getting there, take Black Jack Road north. This road will take a sharp left turn and will go by the ski hill. Before you get to the ski hi...
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  • Bessemer, Michigan

    Explore Gabbro Falls

    Gabbro Falls is located just east of Blackjack Ski Resort in Bessemer, MI. There are two options for seeing the falls. First, you can continue through the resort parking lot, and continue up a service road. On the left, you see a small parking area. From the parking area, you can see a small hand...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Hike to Saxon Falls

    0.5 mi
    An unusual hike to see the falls, Saxon Falls sits next to a flowage station. On foot, follow the short, wooded hiking trail to the east of the parking area, which leads to the overlook location. For better viewing, continue down the path. The falls sports one of the deepest gorges in the region....
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  • 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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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Hike to Superior Falls

    4.0
    0.5 mi / -100 ft gain
    Superior Falls sits right next to the Superior River, near the northern terminus of the Montreal River. The parking area for the falls is rather large, and there are porta-potties directly next to the parking area.  To see the lower region of the falls, you can hike down to the base of the river,...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Lower Potato Falls

    3.6
    0.48 mi / 207 ft gain
    Coming into the park off Hwy 169 in Gurney, WI, you will turn West onto Falls Rd. It is a gravel road that ends at a circular parking lot, complete with a pit toilet, picnic area, viewing areas, and trailheads. Starting at the trailhead labeled "Lower Potato Falls", you will descend a couple hun...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Upper Potato Falls

    0.28 mi / 85 ft gain
    You will turn off of Hwy 169 onto a gravel road, follow the road all the way to the end for the trail head. Please drive respectfully as people live on this road. Once you park, you will see multiple trails down to the river. Find the sign for Upper Falls and head that way. After .3 miles you wil...
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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 the Escarpment Trail

    3.5
    8.6 mi
    Upon arriving at Porcupine Mountains State Park (from Highway 107) in Ontonagon, Michigan, follow signs to the Lake of the Clouds Overlook parking lot. From this overlook you will get a taste of the many views of Lake of the Clouds that are to come. The Escarpment Trail begins here and parallels ...
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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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  • 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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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Stockton Island

    5.0
    To get out to the Apostle Islands you have to travel by boat. Many people choose to sea kayak, but with small kids we opted to take the ferry/taxi through the Apostle Islands concierge (apostleisland.com ). However, there was one man who brought his kayak over on the ferry and then paddled around...
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  • Marengo, Wisconsin

    Hike to Morgan Falls

    1.2 mi
    It's a easy hike to the waterfall being only 1.2 mile round trip, but traveling to the waterfall might take time as it's fairly remote. There is a $5 daily park fee.Directions can be complicated depending on which direction you are coming from, so I highly recommend entering it into your google m...
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