Outdoor Activities: Winter
Cross Country Skiing
Cross country ski trails are numerous in the Iron Mountain area. Enjoy the Fumee Lake Natural Area for a wonderful ski through the woods. Other trails include Iron Mountain City Park, Lake Mary Plains west of Sagola, and the Merriman East Pathway in Michigan. Wisconsin offers the Nicolet National Forest near Florence and Riverside Park just north of Niagara.
Fumee Lake Natural Area -Parking lots: 2 miles West of Norway on US 2, 1 mile north on Upper Pine Creek Rd. and off Lake Antoine Rd just east of Lake Antoine Park. 7, 2 and 1 mile loops. Groomed cross-county ski trail also. MAP
Iron Mountain City Park - West off US-2, end of "A" St. 4 loops totaling 3.5 km. Easy to difficult paths. Groomed cross-county ski trail also. MAP
Lake Mary Plains - West on M-69 from Sagola. South on Glidden Lk Rd. Both loops 3.4 miles.
Merriman East Pathway - Off the Merriman East Truck Trail. Pathway A is 3.3 miles and Pathway B is 5.6 miles.
Riverside Park - North Niagara, WI, Washington Ave off US-141. Several loops totaling 11 miles. Many easy, one expert trail. Groomed cross-country ski trail also.
Strawberry Lake Recreation 4 blocks North on Main St from US-2 traffic light.
Florence WI Area Ski Trails
Come winter, snowmobilers from all around the Great Lakes buzz through the country's interior on a well-groomed network of trails which connects with the trails in the rest of the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.
"The Gateway to the U. P." Iron Mountain is located on the border of Wisconsin, providing snowmobilers with access to the entire UP of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. Less than 2 hours north of Green Bay, Iron Mountain can be your hub for all your snowmobile adventures.
With over 118 miles of trails, just in our county, the scenery here can be breathtaking. From vertical granite outcroppings glistening with frozen waterfalls, to scenic forests where wildlife abound, great trail-side restaurants and lodgings, to crossing the Menominee River via a trestle bridge. Make Iron Mountain your home base and travel across the U P and northern Wisconsin. MININIZE your automotive travel, MAXIMIZE your snowmobile travel!!!!
The Tri-County Snowmobile Club does a tremendous job of keeping the trails open, cleaned up and groomed. They keep the trails well marked and also have road identification signs at many of the intersections. By staying on the groomed and marked trails, you will always have a safe and scenic journey!! Please visit Tri-County Snowmobile Club.
Enjoy many of great local establishments on and off the trail. From homemade Italian meals, locally made pasties, mouth-watering steaks and huge burgers, all appetites can be satisfied.