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Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography, N estled amidst the hills of the Gogebic Iron Range the City. of Ironwood offers outstanding educational and business. opportunities together with an enviable quality of small town. There are many ways to learn about Ironwood and its environs While. this printed guide offers a pictorial and narrative overview of the. community you can also learn much more about Ironwood by visiting. community life Ironwood s cultural richness in music dance theatre the Chamber of Commerce website ironwoodchamber org Here you. and the visual arts combines with an outdoor recreational landscape can find all of our Chamber members with links to their websites and. unmatched anywhere From winter skiing downhill cross country Facebook pages In addition the entire Chamber website is replicated. and snowmobiling to summer biking ORV and hiking trails Ironwood is on our smart phone app IronwoodGO free from Google Play or the. a destination community bursting with year round activities App Store IronwoodGO and our website also link you to our all event. community calendar felivelife org Here you will find all that is going on. In combining the indoor and the outdoor Ironwood s unique living in Ironwood and Gogebic County MI as well as Iron County WI. environment has much to offer singles families entrepreneurs and. retirees Our vibrant historic downtown is connected to a surrounding If you are in town stop at the Chamber of Commerce office for area. wilderness full of adventure opportunities the Porcupine Mountains maps member business brochures Historical Society displays and a. the Ottawa National Forest Copper Peak Lake Superior and a friendly staff person to visit with The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce. multitude of outstanding river waterfalls is at 150 North Lowell Street in the Historic Ironwood Depot. IRONWOODGO, Your App Guide to the Ironwood Area Photo Grace Strong. This Guide is made possible by funding from the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce and its members. Cover Photo courtesy of Linda Kangas Slining,Guide design SharpGraphicDesign com. Ironwood s name derives from,James Wood an early mineral. explorer Jim s nickname of, Logging and iron mining went hand in hand and a classic boom.
town was created The boom was made louder by the arrival of the. railroads which made economical transport of the iron ore and lumber. Iron Wood was given to possible The still extant 1893 Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. him by his fellow explorers CNW Depot is now home to both the Ironwood Historical Society. H eritage H istory C ulture, on account of his talent at and the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Unfortunately the massive. discovering the area s iron railroad infrastructure including round house coaling station and over. deposits When the first few 20 siding lines that marked Ironwood s central transportation core. dwellings were erected here is long gone but the hiking biking Iron Belle Trail sits atop the CNW. the name suggested for the railroad grade and walking biking that trail as it passes over original. settlement was Iron Wood bridges captures an awesome sense of how things were during the. out of respect for Mr Wood s,boom town days from 1890 to 1950. tireless efforts to identify,and develop these newly. discovered natural resources The mines and Ironwood expanded rapidly with the city. reaching a population of 20 000 during the early 20th. From 1871 onwards a host century Ironwood boasted its own symphony orchestra. of explorers entrepreneurs theatrical companies theatres of which the Historic. and immigrant pioneers many Ironwood Theatre of 1928 is an awesomely restored. from Finland and Italy came to survival and 1902 Carnegie Library The massive Luther. Ironwood L Wright High School built in 1924 continues to the. present day while Gogebic Community College founded in. 1927 has a 90 year tradition of offering excellent post. secondary education,To get a sense of old Ironwood a tour of the 1924. Memorial Building is a must With its white stone,facade stained glass windows hand painted.
interior wall murals and acoustically,splendid auditorium this landmark. building showcases the story of,Ironwood during the town s glory days. All photos courtesy of Ironwood Area Historical Society. T wenty first century Ironwood carries forward its. past visual and performing arts cultural heritage,Drama music dance painting photography sculpture. all are enhancing Ironwood s reputation as a Western Jacquart Fabric Products. U P cultural focal point The 1928 Historic Ironwood. Theatre anchors downtown performances from local, musicians and dance to national touring artists Nature s. IRONWOOD TODAY, influence also continues but Ironwood s underground.
mining past has been supplanted by an above ground. activity wonderland of ski hills hiking biking trails. waterfalls forests and all season outdoor recreational. opportunities, Ironwood is also home to several large manufacturing. enterprises including Ironwood Plastics a Berkshire. Hathaway company Burton Industries and Jacquart Whitney Creek Farm. Fabric Products whose made in Ironwood Stormy, Kromer caps are sold nation wide Retail shops offering. locally made products can be found and Ironwood s Cold. Iron Brewing Company located downtown in the historic. old U S Forest Service building functions as a community. gathering point and music performance space Though. the trains no longer thunder past the Depot Ironwood s. airport offers Air Choice One daily air service to Chicago. and Minneapolis bringing business people and visitors to. the Ironwood area Important amenities not often found. Bake Superior Bread, in a town of Ironwood s size include Gogebic Community. College and the recently enlarged Aspirus Grandview. Hospital and Clinics,Today s Ironwood is active forward looking and. rapidly taking advantage of both its natural and built. environments as vital components of community,development Given emerging national environmental.
and livelihood trends Ironwood is ideally placed to enter. into a positive and sustainable future where highly Cold Iron Brewery. developed small town cultural attributes are merged into. new enterprise forms,Stormy Kromer factory Burton Industries. Just Northeast of Ironwood lies the Black,River National Forest Service Scenic. Byway Black River Road which features,five beautiful waterfalls. The walking trails to the falls from the,roadside parking areas range from 1 8th. mile to 3 4th mile with Potawatomi Falls,IRONWOOD EXCURSIONS.
being barrier free and including a site,restroom Access and parking to three. of these waterfalls is easy with paved,trails and constructed wooden overlooks. that are ideal for sight seeing and picture,Summer Waterfalls on the Black River. The Miner s Memorial Heritage Park,encompasses the former iron ore mining. locations within the City of Ironwood,Interpretive signs and works of art along.
the non motorized trails inform visitors,of the buildings and mine shafts that for. many decades were the economic heart he Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill was built in. of Ironwood 1969 and hosted ski jumping and ski flying. Check out fmmhp com to learn all about events until 1994 Ski jumping has long been. this unique park Then hike or snowshoe an Ironwood area activity starting with the. the trails over this historic landscape formal organization of the Ironwood Ski Club. Snowshoeing at Miners Memorial Park which literally is hollowed ground in 1905 Presently fund raising is underway. for the re development of Copper Peak so that,international ski flying competition can return. Lake Superior paddling is a favorite to the Gogebic Range. activity for many Black River Harbor, features camping picnic areas and boat Copper Peak hosts thousands of visitors every. landings a great place for you to launch, that kayak to explore the shoreline year Ride the chair lift to the top of the hill. Northwest of Ironwood Little Girl s and then take the 18 story elevator ride to the. Point also offers boat launching facilities main observation deck on the jump Intrepid. camping sites beach front and picnic souls can then walk up the stairs to the skier. Paddling on Lake Superior areas starting gate at the top From this vantage. point a truly awesome landscape unfolds a,Ironwood is mile 0 of Michigan s Iron.
Belle Trail Whether hiking or biking the,vista that encompasses over 2 500 square. Iron Belle Trail offers amazing landscape miles three states and on a clear day Canada. vistas through forests over former A visit to Ironwood always requires a visit to. railroad bridges and original railroad Copper Peak. way links from Ironwood to Bessemer,and soon to Ramsay MI. Stop in at the Depot Museum in,downtown Ironwood park your car and. Winter Fat Tire Biking begin your hiking biking adventure on. the Iron Belle Trail,Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography. Annual Area Festivals and Special Events, The Ironwood Area boasts a year round schedule of community events.
From ski racing and fishing tournaments to local community festivals both. visitors and residents are never at a loss for something to do or see. Jan SISU Nordic Ski Festival Ironwood sisuskifest com. Jan Snowmobile Olympus ironwoodsnowmobileolympus com. Jan Vintage Snowmobile Racing Ironwood ironwoodsnowmobileolympus com. Feb Historic Ironwood Theatre Wine Beer Festival ironwoodtheatre net. Bridges Bluffs Half Marathon Plaidurday, Feb YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race Ironwood wolverinenordic com events Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography. Photo Grace Strong, May Memorial Day Weekend ATV Rally Hurley WI hurleywi com. May John Jarvi Jr Memorial Run Ironwood northlandrunner com. May Brian Nasi Memorial Heart Run Hurley WI hurleywi com calendar. June Art in the Miners Park Ironwood fmmhp com, July Depot Park Farmers Artisan Market Fridays Ironwood. July Wakefield 4th of July Celebration Wakefield wakefieldmi org. July Bessemer Blast Fourth of July celebration bessemer4th com. July Tour da Lake bicycle tour around Lake Gogebic hobbywheel com. July Lake Gogebic fireworks display Bergland MI lakegogebicarea com. July Ramsay Fourth of July Fireworks Ramsay MI, July Festival Ironwood ironwoodchamber org Depot Park Farmers Artisans Market Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus. July Range Art Association Art Show Ironwood, July Iron County Heritage Festival Hurley WI ironcountywi com.
July Iron County Fair Saxon WI ironcountywi com, Aug Depot Park Farmers Artisan Market Fridays Ironwood. Aug Paavo Nurmi Marathon Hurley WI hurleywi com, Aug Gogebic County Fair Ironwood gogebiccountyfair com. Aug Old Victoria Craft Fair Rockland MI ontonagon net oldvictoria. Aug Porcupine Mtn Music Festival Silver City MI porkiesfestival org. Aug Festivale Italiano Hurley WI hurleywi com, Sept Depot Park Farmers Artisan Market Fridays Ironwood. Sept Bridges Bluffs Half Marathon bridgesandbluffs com. Sept Gogebic Iron County Airport Day flyfromironwood com. Sept Michigan Trails Week michigan gov trailsweek Festival Ironwood SISU Ski Fest. Sept Bessemer Pumpkinfest Bessemer MI bessemerpumpkinfest com Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography Photo Grace Strong. Sept Lake Gogebic Walleye Tournament lakegogebicarea com. Nov Jack Frost Festival tree lighting Depot Park Ironwood ironwoodchamber org. Dec Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails michigan gov. Dec Jack Frost Festival Festival of Lights Parade ironwoodchamber org. Iron ing out your plans Go to FeLiveLife org Ironwood s all event community calendar. Spring Summer, There is nothing quite like the outdoor summer experience. Waterfall swimming Copper Peak Scenic Chairlift Ride in the Ironwood area Check out these endless recreational. possibilities fishing boating kayaking hiking biking golfing. and camping, Farmers Artisan Markets Gogebic Country Club Public Golf Course.
Iron Belle Trail Adventures,Photo Grace Strong Mountain Biking at Copper Peak. Charter Fishing on Lake Superior Kayaking the UP rivers and lakes. Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography,Fall Winter,SISU Ski Fest. Being so close to Lake Superior allows Ironwood to offer an. amazing and uniquely beautiful Fall and Winter environment. Nature creates a true wonderland in our area forests with vivid. autumn colors followed by winter white,Exploring Old Mine Sites. Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography Snowmobiling on Groomed Trails. Residents and returning visitors alike know the awe inspiring. beauty of our great white North where Ironwood is the ski. snowshoe and snowmobile capital of the Midwest,Black River Harbor Suspension Bridge. Jacob Valejo UPP Above Photography Downhill Skiing at 5 Ski Areas. Mountain Biking on Local Trails,Wolverine Ski Trails YooperBeiner Race.
Photo DuWayne Kosma Photo Grace Strong,Daily Nonstop Flights. From Ironwood To,Chicago O Hare,Minneapolis St Paul. 866 435 9847 airchoiceone com,Forslund Tool Equipment Rental. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION TOOLS,Floor Sanders Drywall Lift Insulation Blowers. GENERATORS TRENCHER,SKID STEER MINI EXCAVATOR,PUMPS HOSES.
8 12 16 TRAILERS,AIR COMPRESSORS TOOLS,CONCRETE MASONRY TOOLS. FACILITY MAINTENANCE CLEANING Signature Cocktails,Award Winning Food. e c i a ls,112 S Lowell St Ironwood MI,OPEN everyday 11am midnight. community calendar felivelife org Here you will find all that is going on in Ironwood and Gogebic County MI as well as Iron County WI If you are in town stop at the Chamber of Commerce office for area maps member business brochures Historical Society displays and a friendly staff person to visit with The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is at 150 North Lowell Street in the Historic

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