Things To Do in the Western U.P. of Michigan

Throughout the year the hills and valleys of Bessemer provide you with beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and endless recreational opportunities. From skiing and snowmobiling to mountain biking, hiking and fishing, your day can be as full as you want.

At Big Powderhorn Lodging you are only minutes away from many fine establishments for entertainment, dining, shopping and exploring. The towns of Wakefield, Bessemer, Ironwood and Hurley are just a short drive from your cabin. Each community is unique and offers various shopping and dining experiences.

All are historic mining communities and offer a look back at the time when mining was the principal industry. Don’t pass up the chance to visit the museums and historic community buildings that each town offers. Check out the latest events with the current regional upcoming events and then visit our Dining and Entertainment to view a complete list of area restaurants and pubs. Click here for a link to our Area Interactive Map.

The Other Seasons

While winter is our prime season, BPLA is open year round and offers special savings during the “other seasons.” You’ll find great family vacation values as Big Powderhorn Lodging dramatically rolls back its prices for spring, summer and fall vacations. Nightly, weekly, and monthly rates make it easy to spend as much time as you need to explore in Big Snow Country.

Summer in the Northwoods boast with tons of area activities, only minutes away from your Big Powderhorn cabin! Whether it’s hiking along the numerous trails, relaxing on Lake Superior beaches, hitting the atv trails, taking in a gorgeous U.P. sunset, mountain biking the various trails, or enjoying one of the area’s overlooks, your vacation will be unforgettable.

With our 200+ inches of annual snowfall melting, Spring is the perfect time to visit the Western U.P. for cascading waterfalls! Visit during the spring to take in the roaring waters! Check out our waterfall guide to see the list of the area falls.

Autumn is short and sweet in the Western U.P. but it sure is something to be admired. The changing colors are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats the fresh air of

the Northwoods. Enjoy hiking to waterfalls, viewing overlooks, mountain biking the trails, or just enjoying the crisp air, all surrounded by the gorgeous fall colors the Northwoods has to offer. See our Fall Color Page color tours, attractions and more information.

Fishing, golfing, tennis and more are only minutes from Big Powderhorn. Ask our Vacation Planners for details as we can help to arrange for guide services, tee times and more.

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