Western Upper Peninsula Convention & Visitors Bureau-WMTA

Fall at Michigan's Trailhead

Fall at Michigan's Trailhead

Enjoy the REAL outdoors in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula. Featuring the Black River Scenic Byway, Rainbow Falls, Cisco Chain of Lakes, Ottawa National Forest, Lake Superior, Black River Harbor, Sylvania Wilderness, Bond Falls. Kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, waterfalls.


Michigan's Trailhead. With its boundless, unspoiled wilderness and pristine Lake Effect snows, the Western U.P. lets you unplug from the ceaseless distractions of daily life. Located as far west as you can go in Michigan, it is within a few hours drive of cities in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, giving you and your family a perfect path to reconnect with nature. The Western U.P. encompasses the Lake Gogebic and Watersmeet areas as well as Wakefield, Bessemer and Ironwood Michigan. The Western U.P. is known as "Big Snow Country." With an average of over 17 feet of annual snowfall, the Western U.P. is a winter enthusiast's dream. Our area offers four incredible ski resorts with some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest. Snowmobilers flock to our area to ride the thousands of miles of groomed trails, unplowed logging roads, secluded National Forest trails throughout our area. Michigan's Western U.P. has some of the best cross country skiing and snowshoeing around with over 100 k of cross country trails. Whatever trail you choose to follow, your adventure starts here at Michigan's Trailhead.

Western Upper Peninsula CVB

Contact Information


405 Lake Street

PO Box 706

Ironwood, MI 49938

Driving Directions

Toll Free: (800) 522-5657

Phone: (906) 932-4850

Fax: (906) 932-3455


Location of Western Upper Peninsula Convention & Visitors Bureau-WMTA

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