The Upper Peninsula of Michigan truly stands itself apart. In addition to our rich culture, friendly neighbors and our amazing standards for a proper work-life balance is the promise of fresh air, relaxing weekends, ample space and a total reimagining of the value of an outdoor lifestyle. But if those benefits aren’t reason enough to warrant pursuing window shopping the various career opportunities we have in our region, there’s plenty of local festivals, trail networks, unique educational opportunities, farmers markets, Lake Superior waterfront, farm to table co-ops and most importantly… active, engaged communities that truly make efforts to incentivize innovation. Our community leaders are creating environments that not only encourage but support exciting new local businesses and ideas.

Local Community

Wakefield, MI –  The City of Wakefield is a small community near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, right in the heart of Big Snow Country! We are near three of the finest ski hills in the Midwest.
Hugging the Little Black River and beautiful Sunday Lake, a scenic three mile walking and biking path provides residents and passers thru an opportunity to stroll or ride. Eddy Park sits on the north side of the Lake, offering fishing, a swimming beach, two pavilions, an extensive playground, and camping facilities. Across the Lake (and still in town) enjoy a pasty from our world famous bakery, partake in a Friday night fish fry, or dine at a handful of local favorites.


Ironwood, MI  – 12 miles

Bessemer, MI  – 5 miles

Hurley, WI – 13 miles

Ironwood Township

Bessemer Township

Wakefield Township

Area Schools

Wakefield-Marenisco School District

Ironwood Area Schools

Bessemer Area Schools

Hurley School District

Outdoor Activities

Travel Ironwood

Copper Peak

Black River Harbor

Porcupine Mountains


Lake Superior

Iron Belle Trail – Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail starts (going East) and ends (going West) in Downtown Ironwood at beautiful Depot Park! Enjoy hiking and biking along the miles of trail that run from Ironwood to Ramsay.




ABR Trails

Miners Park

Snow River Mountain Resort

Big Powderhorn

Whitecap Mountains


SISU Dirt Crew

Winman Trails

Mount Ashwabay

Miners Park

Copper Peak



Real Estate


Silver Properties

Zak’s Realty

ReMax Action North

The Real Estate Store



Gogebic – Iron County Airport

Employment Resources 

Michigan Works

Michigan Talent Connect

Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

Area Lodging

Area Events