Explore Discover big places like the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. Visit the million acres of the Ottawa National Forest. Find wonder as you wander the rugged and raw Porcupine Mountains and enjoy silent paddles while watching trout swim beneath you in Sylvania Wilderness area. There are millions of acres to explore where you’ll find yourself hiking trails through mystic old growth forest, riding along in your snowmobile or gliding along on a cross country trail. There’s something for everyone in every season. Escape to the wild!
Here the land, the wood, the water and starry night skies welcome you. Escape to the Wild. Welcome to The Wilds of Michigan.
Little Girl’s Point A scenic drive 20 minutes north of Ironwood to Lake Superior’s coastline. It brings you to the place where legend tells of an Ojibwa maiden lost on her wedding day and later found this very point. Camping, swimming, picnicking or searching for agates are perfect ways to enjoy this Gogebic County Park deep in The Wilds of Michigan.
Copper Peak View the only ski flying hill in the western hemisphere or get up close and personal with the Adventure Ride to the top! Ride the 36-story chair-lift and then travel another 18-stories to the top of the jump! You can climb a few more stairs if your knees are shaking yet. You’ll experience a mind bending 360 degree view from Memorial Day thru the last of autumn color, generally after the first week or two of October. As far as the eye can see, The Wilds of Michigan’s premier visit of 2,500 square miles, including seeing Lake Superior and untamed forests and several states, including Canada. Call 906-932-3500 for more information. www.copperpeak.com
Black River Harbor
Paddle, picnic, hike, and explore this signature site of the spectacular Ottawa National Forest. Scenic hiking trails through an old growth forest and five waterfalls make this a favorite scenic stop along Lake Superior in The Wilds of Michigan. If you are an avid hiker, take the North Country Scenic Trail starting from Copper Peak and wind your way all the way to Black River Harbor. Be sure to shuttle your car with someone before you start. Take a shorter hike by driving to the parking lots to the falls of Rainbow, Sandstone, Potwatomi (handicap accessible), Conglomerate, and Gorge. Each waterfall is as unique as their names and offer incredible views and photo opportunities.