Seasonal Activities

Winter Activities

Bessemer and the surrounding areas are widely known for the abundance of winter activities.  Down hill skiing is our main attraction during the winter with 3 premier ski hills all within a short drive of each other.  Powderhorn, Black Jack and Indianhead draw in large numbers of skiers and snow boarders every season. With lodging on and near each location, getting to the hill will be the easiest part of your trip.

Is downhill not your speed? Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling trails are all over the area.  Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR) and the Iron Belle Trail provide winter enthusiasts with over 80 km of trails to ride or snowshoe on.  With some locations accumulating up to 200 inches of snow per year, Bessemer is an excellent destination for your next winter trip!

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Summer Activities

As winter gives way to summer, snowshoe and snowmobile trails give way to walking and biking trails.  ABR and the Iron Bell Trail are our most popular trails and gives outdoor lovers a safe and scenic route to enjoy a nice day. 

Hiking, picnicking, volleyball and basketball can be found just north of the city at the iconic Bluff View Park.  A brief, but fun hike up the "Bluff" leads to a 360 degree view of the city to the south and Copper Peak to the north.  This view is best experienced in the fall, but is still an encouraged summer activity for friends and family. 

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Fall Activities

Spend a Fall day in beautiful Bessemer, MI and you will not be disapointed.

Forests cover a most of the area so it's easy to see why this time of year is so popular for visitors.  Climbing the "Bluff" and experiencing the Copper Peak Ski Jump are our main Fall attractions to view the colors below.  Viewing the landscape from the top of this one-of-a-kind ski jump is an experience you will not get anywhere else.

There are many outdoor destinations like the Ottawa National Forest, in which Black River Harbor is the most popular attraction.  Biking, running, and hiking are encouraged Fall activities in this area because of the large number of trails and amazing views.

You can also take a short trip to Ontonagon, MI, to experience the Porcupine Mountains and the Lake of the Clouds. These destinations feature countless views with nature in abundance.  Also, recreational activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and ATV riding are practiced and loved by numerous people all season.


Downtown Bessemer

Your trip to Bessemer isn't complete until you visit our small, bustling downtown. 

There are a number of businesses that feature clothing, food, hardware, and more.  While venturing through downtown, you will see many active and friendly people looking to shop and kill the time, much like yourself.  The main road in downtown, Sophie Street, featuresDairy Queen, Abelman's clothing, Pit Stop Bar and Grill, and much more. 

Bring your friends and family for a visit so you can experience the small business difference!