Ironwood is in Gogebic County, and in the Northern Region. This community is located just east of the Wisconsin state line along US Highway 2 on the banks of the Montreal River near Lake Superior.
Ironwood was named after James R. Wood, an early businessman in the mid 1880s who was known for making deals with mining companies, earning the nickname: "Iron" Wood.
Ironwood's economic base includes lumber processing and forest products manufacturing, concrete production, tool manufacturing and tourism. A popular skiing area during the winter, it has several slopes nearby, including Mt. Zion to the north, which overlooks Gogebic Community College.
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Great Northern Beer Festival Eagle River WI June8 The Great Northern Beer Festival is a great opportunity to try many
different styles of beers from many different breweries.
Finnfest USA Hancock MI June19-23 FinnFest USA is a festival with strong academic, cultural, and commerce components presenting Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage.
CHUM Rhubarb Festival Duluth MN June29 Enjoy a delicious array of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins, and crisps as well as rhubarb brats and burritos that will have your taste buds wanting more.
All Pints North Duluth MN July13 Join us by the lake to meet the brewers and enjoy unlimited amazing Minnesota+ craft beer samples, hip food vendors, beer-centered activities and educational components, live music and entertainment, and much more!
Pig in the Pines Ribfest St. Germain WI August1-3 The 9th Annual Pig In The Pines RibFest features award winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time.
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival Cable WI September13-15 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival has been conducting fat tire racing and fat tire fun since 1983. Chequamegon 40, Short and Fat tours, Rough Stuff Rendezvous, Cable Criterium, and Sunday Funday.