Year Round Outdoor Activities for Your Next Michigan Vacation

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Would you rather participate in warm weather activities such as Hiking, Fishing and Canoeing? Does your idea of fun include spending your time outdoors during the colder month pursuing activities like Hunting, Cross-Country Skiing or Snowshoeing? Either way, you are in luck!

We have activities available for all seasons and all types of outdoors enthusiasts.

See the great variety of activities available listed below!

Spring & Summer Activities

Iron River Country Club
Iron River, Michigan
110 Hiawatha Rd
Iron River, MI  49935-8718
Call:  (906) 265-3161
Open to the Public

Iron River Country Club is a 9-hole regulation length public golf course in Iron River, Michigan. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone. Online tee times may be available at Iron River Country Club or at nearby golf courses, usually offered at a discount from the normal rate.

Tees Par Yardage Course Rating Slope Back
Green fees – $25 to $27 (approximate)
Built in 1932
Driving Range
Course Superintendent: Steve Hill
Manager: Mark Melchiori

Crystal View Golf Course
Crystal Falls, Michigan
Call: (906) 875-3029.
Off Season Call: (906) 875-3212
Open to the Public – Crystal View Golf Course is located 1/2 mile east of downtown Crystal Falls off M-69.   This is a challenging nine hole course located on the banks of the beautiful Paint River and overlooking the City of Crystal Falls. The golf course encompasses about 46.79 acres.The course opens in the spring as soon as weather permits 7 days a week with Wednesday set aside for the men and Thursday reserved for the women. Mondays allow Senior Citizens to golf at a reduced rate! Rental carts and clubs are available. Visitors are always welcome.

George Young Golf Course
Iron River, Michigan
159 Young’s Lane, P. O. Box 457
Iron River, Michigan 49935
Phone: (906) 265-3401
Fax: (906) 265-6448
Open to the Public – George Young Golf Course is a Championship 18-Golf Course, Located on Chicagon Lake, 8 Miles East of Iron River, Michigan on Highway 424. The facility offers the longest 18 hole golf course in the Upper Peninsula, a nature trail for hiking, cross country skiing and mountain biking trails and a heated indoor pool with Jacuzzi and sauna. Food and beverages are also available in the rustic timber and stone clubhouse, lounge and dining room for those who use the recreational facilities. Call to reserve a tee time!

Other Area Golf Courses


Come hike the miles and miles of beautiful groomed trails. The trails offer good terrain and woodlands for bird watching, so don’t forget your cameras and binoculars. Don’t forget to look for the Michigan wildflowers! Here are some of the wonderful nature you can find on the trail.

  • You can find any number of the Evergreen trees, White Pine, Red pine, Tamarack, Scotch Pine, Balsam, Hemlock, Cedar, Norway Spruce, Maple, Black Cherry, Basswood, Ironwood.
  • Wildlife includes Deer, Wild Turkey, Ruffed Grouse, Sand hill Cranes, Bald and Golden Eagles, more than 60 species of songbirds.
  • You may also Wild blueberries, Day berries, Raspberries, Choke cherries, Black Berries and many species of wild flowers.


We are centrally located between 5 Blue Ribbon trout streams, so bring your gear and reel them in! There are plenty of options that are sure to please any fisherman.

Canoeing and Kayaking

There is lots of great canoeing and kayaking in the area including canoe trips and canoe packages.

Want to have some adventure with a group of friends? Try one of the canoe trips and bring along up to 8 people per trip.

Not into the group activities. Why not try canoeing in smaller groups? Smaller group size allows for a greater chance to view wildlife and a more enjoyable paddle.

Fall Activities

While Fall is a great time to hike and enjoy the outdoors, that is not the only activity to enjoy during this beautiful season. In addition to all of the activities listed in our Spring and Summer section, the Fall offers an additional pleasure for the avid hunter.

Hunting Deer, Bear or Turkey’s and Wild Grouse is also enjoyed on our 560 acres of Private Land. Food plots and selective cuttings are our secret of success!

Ask for pricing!

Winter Activities

Michigan’s Best Kept Secret!

The Listening Inn Trails are Open ! with 3.7K of Groomed classical trail. Trails are marked with 2 Beginner loops. Trails are open Mon ,Weds , Fridays 9-3PM and Sundays 9-1Pm  and are open to the public, daily. ($9.00)

This trail is over various terrain, Hardwoods, Pines, Peterson creek views and open meadows. We Groom our trails with a snow machine and a Tidd-Tech groomer.

Rentals available!
XC-ski’s & Traditional snowshoes $12 per day. | Kids under 12 – Rentals are Free to use. Please call ahead to reserve.

Pets are welcome Monday -Thursday and must be well behaved, and Pet Clean-Up is expected and appreciated!

Click here for printable trail map!

Cross Country Skiing

The Listening Inn offers the Bear Paw Trails – 14.5K of groomed classical cross-country ski trails through rolling terrain for beginner to intermediate skier and 6 miles of snowshoe trail on our private property. There is no charge for our guests to use the ski or snowshoe trails, but there is a small charge for the general public.

There are also different Ski activities going on through out the winter. Please check our calendar for up-dates!

Cross-country ski rental and traditional snowshoe rental is available.

Please call (906) 822-7738 for trail conditions and rental availability Cross Country Ski Trails Are Open to the Public 9AM TO 4PM Our trails are open to the public for a small charge or Season trail passes are available.

When using the Bear Paw Cross Country Ski Trails  – you are welcome to join us inside the Inn for Hot beverages and snacks.


The Listening Inn offers 6 miles of snowshoe trail on our private property. There is no charge for our guests to use the ski or snowshoe trails, but there is a small charge for the general public.

Traditional snowshoes are provided for our guests, or rentals are available. Maps are provided to a well marked trail.

Please call (906) 822-7738 for trail conditions and rental availability. Cross Country Ski Trails are open to the public 9am – 4pm. Our trails are open to the public for a small charge or Season Trail Passes are available.