Ishpeming and Negaunee Michigan

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ishpeming michigan iron ore

A very distinctive area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


The Ishpeming-Negaunee area is headquarters of the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, one of Lake Superior's biggest iron mining companies. Cleveland Cliffs began mining in 1847.

The Empire mine annually produces 8 million tons of iron ore pellets. These pellets travel by rail to Marquette and Escanaba where they are shipped by Great Lakes ore carriers to steel mills in the United States and Canada. The Empire mine has produced more iron ore pellets than any other iron mine in the history of Michigan and is among the leaders in North America. While you are here, take a tour of the Tilden Mine, the nation's only tour of a modern operating iron mine. Phone 1-888-578-6489 for information. Tours June through August, Reservations recommended

Lodging: Motels, Hotels, Cabins, Cottages, and Campgrounds

Cabin UP, 117 Parkwood Lane, Negaunee Township, MI. Phone: 708/445-0535. LAKE FRONT PROPERTY. About 10 miles west of Marquette and 3.5 miles north of US-41. 2 bedroom cottage with loft overlooking a private island in McClure Basin, part of the Dead River System. Fully equipped kitchen. Living room and dining area have panoramic views of the lake. Sleeps 8. Easy trail access.

LODGING in MARQUETTE, MI, east of Ishpeming on the shores of Lake

LODGING in REPUBLIC MI, southwest of Ishpeming
New Listing: Northern Lights Campground in Republic offers 11 RV sites with water and electric service and 12 sites with water available for tent camping. Some sites are handicap accessible. Sites have fire pits and a picnic table. Vault toilets.  RV dump station. Located on Park City Road between the Michigamme River and School Lake and near the south en trance to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations.
Pine Crest Northwoods, 12199 Pine Crest Lane, Republic, Michigan, 49879. Phone: 906-250-3081. Remote lakeside cottages on the Michigamme River and Juncob Lake. Pine Crest offers outstanding northern style accommodations for all, from sportsmen to families to honeymooners. Cottages are fully furnished with complete kitchens. Finish Sauna. Great fishing, hunting, and rock collecting. On the ATV and snowmobile trails.
Businesses, Attractions, and Recreattion in the Ishpeming Area

Al Quaal Recreation Area (map) for year round family fun. Al Quaal features hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and cross country ski trails as well as a picnic area, playground, tennis courts, and fishing in Teal Lake. There are 20K of groomed cross country ski trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced skiers

Bell Memorial Hospital,101 South 4th Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849. Phone: 906-486-4431

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, Tour the historical grounds where iron miners walked for approximately 100 years, see mining artifacts, photographs, and equipment (9 buildings on grounds). View historical and unique obelisk head frames and the only Koeppe Hoist System in USA. Gift Shop and tunnel tours. See beautiful mineral displays of 50 Year Old Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club, Ishpeming Historical Society displays, and the Ishpeming Genealogical Society. Open May 27 thru Fall, Tuesday - Saturday 12-5 pm. Nominal fee. Call 906-485-1882. 501 W. Euclid St. Ishpeming, MI. 2 blocks south of US-41 on Lakeshore Drive. Volunteers welcome.

Cross Country Ski Trails for Marquette County.

Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, 317 North Main Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849. Phone: (906)486-4381

Ishpeming Historical Society

Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club located at the Historic Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St. Ishpeming, MI 49849. The club is 50 years old! Call for information and meeting times. 906-475-6555 or 906-225-0408. Annual Upper Peninsula Summer Gem and Mineral Show at the Elks Lodge and the Ishpeming Renaissance Fair at Lake Bancroff Park, across from the Cliffs Shaft. Fun for the whole family. Call for information

Knuckleheads Kayak Rental. Knuckleheads Kayak Rental is a kayak rental company located in Channing, MI. We offer a variety of kayaking services and rentals to help you explore the natural beauty of the area. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience on the water.

Marquette PowerSports/Ride North is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service,and parts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Delivery available. Marquette Powersports, 241 U. S. 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866. Phone: 906-401-0444

National Ski Hall of Fame, US 41, Ishpeming, MI. Phone: 906-485-6323

Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera, Symphony, and Chamber Music. Performances in Marquette. Tickets and Information: 1-877-PINE-999

Rafting at Piers Gorge and the Sturgeon River 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 Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountai n, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450

Suicide Hill Ski Jumping


  • handles property from vacant lots to lighthouses in the Marquette and Big Bay area. Call Carol Brady, Associate Broker and Realtor with Select Realty in Marquette, Michigan, for all your real estate needs. We offer residential property, camps, cottages, waterfront, vacant land, and commercial property, including the lighthouse in Big Bay. Born in Marquette, Carol is very familiar with the Upper Peninsula and offers personal attention for buyers and sellers. Select Realty, 2363 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone Carol at: (906) 362-3152
  • Northern Michigan Land Brokers offers property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our office is located in Marquette but we feature a wide variety of waterfront, recreational, preservation, hunting tracks, and commercial properties, as well as cabins, cottages, and residential homes throughout the Upper Peninsula. We are a buyer-seller agency.  Contact one of our knowledgeable agents to find that property you have always desire d. Northern Michigan Land Brokers, 2552 US 41 West, Suite 100, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: 906-225-5263.

Powersports of Marquette is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, and parts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of snowmobiles. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Marquette Powersports, 241 US 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866 Phone: 906-401-0444

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