Things to Do

In addition to the world-class entertainment the Emberlight Festival produces, Ironwood has something for everyone to enjoy. From the largest ski flying jump in the western hemisphere, to rushing waterfalls, to one of the oldest continually-running community theatres in the world, to hiking through the Porcupine Mountains, to bonfires under the stars on the shores of Lake Superior — your visit to the Emberlight Festival will be unforgettable.

Copper Peak

Welcome to Copper Peak, the only ski flying hill outside of Europe. Located ten miles from Ironwood, Copper Peak is the world’s smallest ski flying hill homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Don’t miss the Adventure Ride: After an 800-foot chair lift ride to the crest of the hill — a 360-foot copper-bearing volcanic outcrop — visitors take a thrilling 18-story elevator to the main observation deck. From there, the truly fearless can walk an additional 8 stories to the top starting gate.

Once at the top, visitors can enjoy the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2,500 square miles, 3 states and even Canada on a clear day. The Copper Peak Adventure Ride is an opportunity not to be missed!

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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. Originating in Wisconsin, the Black River flows through forested areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. The River has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops in elevation to meet Lake Superior. Tannin (tanic acids) from hemlock trees is what gives it its unique color.

(906) 932-1330
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Stormy Kromer Factory Tour & Outlet

Visit Ironwood’s very own international clothing designer!  Since 1903, the Stormy Kromer brand has come to embody the independence, wit and grit of the upper Midwest.

It all started with a cap. George “Stormy” Kromer, a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer, kept losing his hat on the train. He asked his wife, Ida, to sew an earband on his favorite ball cap to keep his ears warm and the hat snug. It worked.

Over the past century, many brands have come and gone, yet Stormy Kromer has survived and thrived — thanks to the adventurers, the workers, the dreamers, and all the excellent people who value style, durability, and a sense of fun.

Go behind the scenes in Stormy Kromer’s Factory Tour and experience the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece of clothing.

(888) 455-2253
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Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the “Porkies” a trip to remember.

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 by Michigan’s Legislature. Since then, many changes have taken place in the way we live; however, the Porcupine Mountains are almost unchanged. The remote interior with its towering pine and hemlock seems to defy time. The solitude of the park is mysterious and exciting.

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