Big Powderhorn Lodging

Vacation Rentals in Ironwood & Bessemer, MI




Saxon Falls along Michigan/Wisconsin border

The Western Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin area offers numerous opportunities to view stunning waterfalls, several of which are close to the Big Powderhorn Village. Five of these waterfalls can be seen along the Black River Scenic Byway, just a few miles north of Big Powderhorn. Heading East towards Wakefield, make a stop at Gabbro Falls near Blackjack Ski Resort and then to both the Root Beer Falls and Sunday Lake Falls in Wakefield. Only about an hour North of Big Powderhorn is the Porcupine Mountains State Park which offers over 90 waterfalls in the State Park alone! Other waterfalls on the Michigan side include Yondata Falls, Ajibikoka Falls, Rock Bluff Falls, Bond Falls, Agate Falls, O Kun de Kun Falls, Victoria Dam Falls, Gleason Falls, Cascade Falls and Greenwood (Bonanza) Falls. A few waterfalls are located along the Michigan/Wisconsin border, including Superior Falls, Saxon Falls and Interstate (Peterson) Falls. Click here for all the waterfalls in the area and directions to them!

Charter Fishing Trips

Nomad Sport Fishing Charters – Black River Harbor

Various charter fishing boats are available for full and half day trips on the Grand Lake Superior. Lake Trout, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Chinook Salmon are the primary sought after species. Sunset and custom cruises are also available. If you have not yet had this experience, you are not truly alive yet! Ask for our assistance to help you find a local guide. Also be sure to check out the Watersmeet Trout Hatchery where you can do some fun family fishing!





Big Powderhorn Lodging Association is located just a short drive from Lake Superior, the largest freshwater body in the world. The rugged, pristine shoreline varies from long sandy beaches to towering jagged cliffs lined with trees. Paddle up rivers to the base of beautiful waterfalls. The rushing water from the spring melt offers the kayaker a true whitewater experience.


Whatever your paddling preference, you’re sure to find your favorite right here in the gorgeous Upper Peninsula!




The area is filled with gorgeous bodies of water and pristine beaches to lay out on. Head over to Black River Harbor Beach for a gorgeous beach that stretches for miles or Little Girl’s Point County Park for a unique beach covered in perfectly rounded rocks formed by lake Superiors destructive waves. Saxon Harbor is another beach on Lake Superior located just across the Michigan/Wisconsin boarder 5 miles west of Little Girls Point. Saxon Harbor is home to its famous sand beach with a newly remodeled boat harbor.