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Things to do during "cabin time" in Iron River
Iron River, MI lodging and resort cottages offer a nature with privacy experience, not a hotel experience. Explore a little of the region’s fascinating contribution to the industrial revolution with a short drive from your Iron River, MI, cabin to the Iron County Historical Museum. The museum is the largest in the Upper Michigan area and has over 100 major exhibits in 26 buildings. The museum’s focus is on the multi-ethnic groups who worked in iron mining and logging trades and what life was like back then. You’ll see what types of tools they used before electric versions were invented and how they lived in the wilderness. There are also two art galleries that feature works by local artists - the Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Gallery and the Giovanelli Italianate Gallery.
Your Northwest Michigan cottage has great access to the Apple Blossom Trail for walkers and bicyclists. Meander along the gorgeous shores of the Iron River and find the marker that shows you where the first iron ore was discovered. You’ll be walking along the old railway corridor that was used to haul tons of iron ore to steel mills in Chicago. The Iron River is also a popular trout fishing destination, so you may just want to pack up your fishing gear to bring along and do some casting too.
If you’re renting your Upper Michigan Peninsula vacation cottage during the winter, you’ll have plenty to do outside. The Ski Brule Resort offers downhill skiing and snowboarding on 17 trails with 11 lifts and a drop of 500 vertical feet. Snowshoeing and x-country skiing are also an option on 33 k of trails. Bring your snowmobiles and take the 25-mile Iron River to Crystal Falls Trail for more winter fun. This trail is also open in the summer for mountain biking and hiking. Winter outdoor fun continues with 450 miles of snowmobile trails in the Ottawa National Forest to explore. After a brisk day of adventure in the snow, imagine how comforting a cup of hot chocolate will be in front of a glowing fire back at your warm, comfortable Michigan winter vacation rental.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Iron River seasonal events and day trips. Compare rentals and Iron River cottages here, then book directly with the local experts - the owners or property managers. Skip those booking website hidden service fees.