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Iron County:

Four Season Water Wonderland

Iron County contains some 42,000 acres of lakes, streams and rivers. Wow! This includes 314 lakes and some 900 miles of river to explore. Whether you enjoy a spring hike, a summer Kayak run, a fall color tour or a winter day on the slopes, the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula has you covered. The area boasts many options for property seekers. You'll find recreational land with trails and abundant wildlife; locations waiting for a dream cabin; or that perfect spot for a future retirement home on the water's edge. So, whether you are seeking quiet and remote or a convenient in town bungalow, we have you covered. Iron County encompasses the quaint town of Crystal Falls, "the friendly little town on the hill," and Iron River, Home of the U.P. Rodeo, along with several other smaller outlying villages. With larger urban locations within a short drive, this area makes a wonderful place to live or vacation. It's a good place to call home.

The Greater Upper Peninsula:

Geography

Separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, the Upper Peninsula (or simply, the "U.P.") is characterized by dense forests and rugged lake shores. Bordered by Northern Wisconsin, Southern Ontario, and three of the Great Lakes, the Upper Peninsula makes up almost one-third of Michigan’s land mass. Steep highlands in the western portion of the peninsula give way to flatter lands of the Great Lakes Plain in the east.

Major Cities

Marquette is the largest city on the Upper Peninsula, and is a major port on Lake Superior for shipping center for iron ore. The city is also home to Northern Michigan University. Sault Ste. Marie is Michigan’s oldest city, and is separated by its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario by the waters of the St. Mary’s River. The Soo Locks, which allow ships to pass between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, are located here.

Economy and Industry

Whereas mining was once the predominant industry in the Upper Peninsula, tourism drives the economy of the region today. The unique geography and remote beauty of the U.P. bring in thousands of visitors from the Lower Peninsula and Wisconsin every year. With huge stretches of land and low population densities, the peninsula is a prime spot for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and hunting. Logging also remains a key business for the U.P. as well.
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North Country

Discover Michigan

Iron County:

Four Season Water Wonderland

Iron County contains some 42,000 acres of lakes, streams and rivers. Wow! This includes 314 lakes and some 900 miles of river to explore. Whether you enjoy a spring hike, a summer Kayak run, a fall color tour or a winter day on the slopes, the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula has you covered. The area boasts many options for property seekers. You'll find recreational land with trails and abundant wildlife; locations waiting for a dream cabin; or that perfect spot for a future retirement home on the water's edge. So, whether you are seeking quiet and remote or a convenient in town bungalow, we have you covered. Iron County encompasses the quaint town of Crystal Falls, "the friendly little town on the hill," and Iron River, Home of the U.P. Rodeo, along with several other smaller outlying villages. With larger urban locations within a short drive, this area makes a wonderful place to live or vacation. It's a good place to call home.

The Greater Upper Peninsula:

Geography

Separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, the Upper Peninsula (or simply, the "U.P.") is characterized by dense forests and rugged lake shores. Bordered by Northern Wisconsin, Southern Ontario, and three of the Great Lakes, the Upper Peninsula makes up almost one-third of Michigan’s land mass. Steep highlands in the western portion of the peninsula give way to flatter lands of the Great Lakes Plain in the east.

Major Cities

Marquette is the largest city on the Upper Peninsula, and is a major port on Lake Superior for shipping center for iron ore. The city is also home to Northern Michigan University. Sault Ste. Marie is Michigan’s oldest city, and is separated by its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario by the waters of the St. Mary’s River. The Soo Locks, which allow ships to pass between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, are located here.

Economy and Industry

Whereas mining was once the predominant industry in the Upper Peninsula, tourism drives the economy of the region today. The unique geography and remote beauty of the U.P. bring in thousands of visitors from the Lower Peninsula and Wisconsin every year. With huge stretches of land and low population densities, the peninsula is a prime spot for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and hunting. Logging also remains a key business for the U.P. as well.
© 2017 RE/MAX North Country, Crystal Falls & Iron River, MI (906) 875-6331  (906) 265-6133  Equal Housing Opportunity. Each RE/MAX® Office is Independently Owned and Operated. RE/MAX of Michigan agents are licensed in the state of Michigan. Website created by North Country Website Design
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