Things to Do
The Iron County Courthouse, built in 1890, is listed on the State and National Register of Historical Places. This castle like structure sits at the center of town and is a beautiful site to see. An Iron County mini-museum is located on the left side of the main double doors as you enter the building and is open during normal working hours - Monday thru Friday from 8:00 - 4:00 pm. It's also a good idea to walk up to the second floor and, if court is not in session, look at the magnificent court room. There is also a spectacular view from the windows overlooking the main street.
The Paint River Walk is located on the east side of town at the bottom of the hill on highway M-69 in Lincoln Park. It is handicap accessible and is a popular place for weddings. Along the walkway are benches, barrier free fishing piers, and an interpretive nature trail.
Horse Race Rapids is located on the Paint River and is just a few miles south of Crystal Falls on US Highway 2. It's a little bit of hike and somewhat steep in some areas, but the hike is worth the trip.
The Harbour House Museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It has undergone restoration and has many rooms of local history.
Local camp grounds:
Runkle Lake Recreation Complex – This campground is owned and operated by the City of Crystal Falls and is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The camp consists of 57 (electric, water and sewer hookups available) campsites and offers public rest rooms, showers, an RV dump station, horse shoe pits, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, a playground and a swimming beach with a certified lifeguard on duty. There is also a public boat ramp and fishing pier. For more info, call the park caretaker at 906-875-3051 (during the camping season) or the City Manager's office at 906-875-3347. Click here for rates.
Bewabic State Park is located four miles west of Crystal Falls on US Highway 2 on Fortune Lake. This campground has 144 campsites. The park includes modern bathroom facilities, playgrounds, public beach, hiking trail, and a public boat launch.
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