Be Amazed

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

Things To Do

Running & Walking



Downhill Skiing


Hunting & Fishing

Cross Country Skiing



On The Water



Scenic Drives Near Bessemer

Get out and take a drive!  If you are looking for a quick day trip, there are plenty of options to explore the area from the comforts of your car.  Find yourself exploring the history of the area, taking in fall fall colors, gazing over Lake Superior, or sitting next visiting one of our many waterfalls.  We have a list of scenic drives in every direction that will quench your thirst for adventure!

Fall Colors

From the brilliant reds of Maples to the bold yellows of birch to the vivid greens of our pines, Bessemer area has the most pronounced fall colors. Hike amidst the beauty to some of our top rated waterfalls or take a ride up Copper Peak to experience the awe of a colorful valley. You can’t get such bold colors anywhere else. After your color tour, be sure to stop in downtown Bessemer for fresh baked goods or a warm new hat to round off your trip.

Click below for in depth ideas on how to spend your day in the breathtaking Northwoods.

Seasonal Activities/ Lodging

Click below for more information on Bessesmer's activities and attractions from season to season.  You can also view many lodging and renting options so you can plan your perfect stay in the beautiful Western U.P.


Bessemer is known for it's events including the largest 4th of July celebration around, with a week's worth of activities, dances, games, music, and more capped off by a day of parades and fireworks.  People travel from all around to pack the streets of downtown Bessemer.  In the fall, be sure to attend the annual Pumpkinfest, with pumpkin themed activities, games, rides, food, and more.  Other community events, held by local organizations celebrate holidays and more in Bessemer, not to mention the breadth of events throughout the surrounding areas of Ironwood, Wakefield, Hurley, and further.  Click the button below to be brought to the area-wide Gogebic Range Event Calendar to  see what's happening now.