Florence Wisconsin
in Northeastern Wisconsin

Lodging- Food- Businesses- Recreation

Enjoy beautiful scenery, lakes, rivers, streams, woodlands, forests, waterfalls, remote trails, wildlife, and great photographic opportunities. Something for everyone who loves the outdoors or who just wants to relax in the clear fresh air in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

Florence County includes the town of Florence, Spread Eagle,
Aurora, Fence, Fern, Long Lake, and Tipler.

NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST in Florence County. Rustic campgrounds at the Brule River, Lost Lake, Morgan Lake, Chipmunk Rapids, Stevens Lake, and backcountry camping in the Whisker Lake Wilderness. Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Waterfalls, Biking, & Hunting. Stop at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center for maps and information or Phone: 715-528-4464.

Cottages and Resorts
EDGEWATER RESORT COUNTRY LOG CABINS N4128 North U.S. 2, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801.Phone (906) 774-6244. Nine fully equipped housekeeping log cabins on the Menominee River 3 miles west of Iron Mountain, Michigan. Some cabins have a fireplace. Color cable TV, outside barbecue, and your own boat and dock slip. Relax and watch the deer coming down to the waters edge to drink.

BIGFOOT HIDEAWAY MOTEL is located in Crystal Falls, MI 14 miles norh of Florence. The Bigfoot Hideaway offers 6 rooms witn ont decorated in a Bigfoot theme. All rooms include a mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, and HDMI cables to stream to TVs. Two designated pet rooms.  Easy ATV and snowmobile trail access. Gift Shop with a variety of Bigfoot items. Restaurant nearby. 1309 Highway US-2, Crystal Falls, MI. Phone: 906 464-8506

Food and Beverages:

ANNIE'S TRADING POST: Restaurant on Keyes Lake south of Florence, WI. Enjoy dining and your favorite beverage. Serving sandwiches, specialty soups, & salads for lunch, and a full menu for dinner including Pasta, Pizza, Steaks, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, plus Saturday night specials. Summer: Open daily 11am to 9pm. Labor Day to Spring: Tuesday and Wednesday:  (Closed for lunch) Open 4 pm to 9 pm. Thursday through Sunday: 11am to 9 pm. 5203 Keyes Lake Drive, Fl orence, WI. Phone: (715) 528-2170. Visit us on Facebook.

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CHUCKWAGON Bar & Grill Food & Beverages. Located in Spread Eagle, WI, 7 miles east of Florence on the north side of Highway US-2 at the intersection with Carpenter Road. Open daily at 11 am serving a wide variety of sandwiches, homemade soup, chili, your favorite beverages, and a delicious Fish Fry on Friday. Bring the family. Take out available. Phone: 715-696-6220. Snowmobile & ATV trail across the roas. Visit us on Facebook.

Princeton Garden near Felch, Michigan offers outdoor dining during the summer and breakfast every weekend year round. Dine in a quiet setting under canopies in a lovely garden with soft music in the background. Outdoor Dining is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 8pm. Breakfast is served in the Farmhous e on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm year round. Princeton Garden is located only 22 miles north of Iron Mountain, Michigan with driving directions on their website. N7478 Harders Road, Felch, MI 49831. Phone: 906-246-3568 or 906-221-7829

Smoklers BBQ & Catering Experience the taste of authentic, wood-smoked barbecue at Smokler's BBQ & Catering. Whether you're craving pulled pork, brisket, chicken, or ribs, our barbecue restaurant in Iron Mountain, MI, is sure to satisfy any appetite. Everything on our menu is made fresh daily - nothing is premade! We take pride in providing top-notch service, whether we are serving you through our drive-up window or catering for your big event. Come experience the delectable barbecue at Smokler's BBQ & Catering!

Equipment Rentals, Recreation, and Guided Tours

Iron Mountain Iron Mine Tour and Rock Shop. Guided tour of the old Iron Mountain Iron Mine where iron ore was mined from 1870 until 1945. Ride the train 2600' through lighted ancient rock formations followed by a short walk to the large underground cavern created by years of mining.  Large Gift/ Rock Shop open daily.  Mining Museum. Late May through mid-October. Located 9 miles east of Iron Moun tain at W4852 Hwy US 2, Vulcan, MI. Watch for Big John, a 40’ miner welcoming you.  Phone: (906) 563-8077

RAFTING at PIERS GORGE with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitters. Phone: 906-563-5450

KEYES LAKE MINI-GOLF 18 hole pro mini-golf. Bring the family for a great game of golf everyone can play.

BUSINESSES: These businesses are located in nearby Iron Mountain, MI, 20 miles east of Florence on Highway US-2/US-141

IRON MOUNTAIN POWERSPORTS/Ride North is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, and parts. Located 15 miles east of Florence. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-779-1720.

PAINTING CONTRACTOR Randy Duval Painting & Decorating. Over 35 years of service in the area. See Randy for all your painting and decorating needs. Wallpaper, Refurbrishing Paneling, Woodgraining on Metal Doors, Deck Maintanence, Window Trim and Sills, Cabinets, Staining, Color Varnishing, & Power Washing. Licensed & Insured. Duval Painting, N-4849 Harding Park Drive, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-774-2812

Real Estate
GRETA MICHAUD, Superior Realty, 100 East H Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-774-6137, cell: 1-906-396-2139, or Toll Free:1-800-236-6137. Experienced Real Estate Professionals for the South Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin. Residential, Commercial, Vacant Land, and Waterfront Property in the Iron Mountain, Quinnesec, Norway, Vulcan, Crystal Falls, and Iron River area in the Upper Peninsula and the Spread Eagle, Florence, and Niagara areas in Northern Wisconsin. We are a Buyer - Seller Agency. Greta C Michaud ABR CRS GRI RECS RAM, Owner/Broker. E-mail: gretamichaud@imsuperiorrealty.net web site: www.gretamichaud.com


Things to See and Do in Florence County

BADWATER SKI-TERS Water Ski Show,Vagabond Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shows from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. Night Show. Watch awesome skiing and amazing jumping.The Badwater Ski-Ters are the 2015 State of Wisconsin Division 2 Show Ski Champions. The Badwater Ski-Ters Jump Team has been very successful in competition and is the 2015 and 2016 State of Wisconsin and National Show Jumping Champions. Please check our schedule for exact times and dates. Always Fun! Always Free!

BARK PARK: New one-acre off-leash dog park is open at the Florence Visitor Center. A fresh water hydrant is available outside the fence so your dog can have fresh water. There is a 1-mile on-leash interpretive nature trail that starts at the dog park and ends at the pavilion. Picnic tables. The free dog park is located ext to the Visitor Canter.



Constructed in 1889, the courthouse and jail are listed in the National Registered of Historic Places

201 Florence Avenue
P. O. Box 162,
Florence, WI 54121
Phone: 715-528-3597

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10 am to 12 noon during the summer

FLORENCE COUNTY LIBRARY. Phone: 715-528-3094

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Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
and Visitor Information.

Located at the corner of Hwy US- 2/141 and State Hwy 101/70 in the town of Florence.
Phone: 715-528-5377

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Stop in the Visitor Center and pick up your trail and waterfall maps, brochures, and information on the Nicolet National Forest. You can purchase hunting and fishing licenses or permits for your snowmobile or ATV. Check out the Wild Rivers Treasure Gift Shop and various interpretive exhibits. One mile Interpretive Nature Trail for stretching your legs and there are picnic tables on the grounds. The new RV Dump Station for your camper or RV is loca ted by the Visitor Center, $10 fee. Please put the money in the drop box by the station. The fenced off-leash free Bark Park is now open.

Recreational Opportunities

Florence County offers hundreds of acres of public land for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, off-roading, snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing, An amazing area for outdoor enthusiasts. Whitewater rafting at Piers Gorge just east of Niagara, WI.

CANOE and KAYAK the many rivers and streams. The Pine and the Popple Rivers are Wisconsin designated Wild Rivers and are a great paddle through the undeveloped forest wilderness. Tube or kayak the Oxbow on the Pine River, just a few miles south of Florence on County Highway N. The paddle takes from 2 hours or paddle as fast as you want. You end your trip only 1 mile from your car.

Start your trip here on County N
The Pine River
Oxbow take-out

FISHING: The lakes and streams of Florence County are just waiting for you to drop in your line and enjoy some great fishing.Florence County offers 265 lakes and 165 miles of rivers and streams filled with a wide variety of fish.

KEYES LAKE PARK for swimming, boating, and fishing. Located on Highway 101, 4 miles south of Florence. Crystal clear waters and a sandy swimming beach for lots of fun. Picnic tables. Bring your lunch and spend a nice summer day by the water.

SKIING: Keyes Peak Downhill Ski Area is located 4 miles south of Florence on State HighwayHighway 101. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing with rental equipment available. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Phone: 715-528-3228 or 715-528-3207.

SNOWMOBILING. Enjoy almost 200 miles of groomed trails connecting to Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls, and Iron River in the Upper Peninsula and Marinette and Forest County Wisconsin. Trail Report

SPREAD EAGLE BARRENS NATURAL AREA. Just south of Lake Anna you will find one of the last areas in the state of Wisconsin that was never settled and remains undeveloped as it was many centuries ago. Rolling plains, grasslands, sweeping vistas, wild birds, butterflies, wildlife, and wildflowers dot the landscape and delicious blueberries are ready for picking during the summer.

WATERFALL TOUR: Florence County has several waterfalls located on state designated Wild Rivers, the Popple River and the Pine River. Both offer canoeing and kayaking with portage trails around the waterfalls. The Florence County Waterfalls are not easy to reach and are on backroads, sometimes impassible, so be cautious as you treck into the woods. All the waterfalls are accessible by land except Little Bull Falls that is located on private property and can only be viewed from a canoe or kayak.

  • LaSalle Falls, Meyers Falls, & Bull Falls are on the Pine River. LaSalle is the largest falls and it is about a hike of 1 mile over hills and hollows to find this exciting waterfall. Washburn Falls, Jennings Falls, Little Bull Falls, and Big Bull Falls are on the Popple River
  • Directions and maps are available at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center at the corner of US-2 & Highway 70/101 on the west entrance to the town of Florence. Tourist information, maps, and licenses. Phone 888-889-0049 or 715-528-5377 
Meyers Falls
Washburn Falls

You can find it all in Florence County in Northern Wisconsin

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