Day Trips Mercer as your Home Base

From Mercer you can spend a day enjoying some of the finest natural scenery in the Midwest, in addition to many other family-fun destinations.

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Waterfalls

Check with the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce for maps and books about the waterfalls in the area and beyond.

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Directions to the Saxon Falls Overlook

From Hurley: travel about 11 miles west on US 2 to the intersection with CTH B; head north on CTH B for roughly 2.7 miles at which point CTH B will curve to the west; do not follow the curve, but rather continue north on Saxon Falls Road (unpaved) down the hill approximately 0.5 miles to the unpaved parking area, which is located at 46.535797, -90.380255. On foot, follow the short, wooded hiking trail to the east of the parking area, which leads to the overlook location.

From Ashland: travel about 26 miles east on US 2 to the intersection with WI 122; head north on WI 122 for roughly 1.6 miles, then veer easterly (right) onto Berg Road (unpaved) and continue for an additional 0.4 miles to the intersection with CTH B; travel east on County Highway B for an additional 1.9 miles, at which point CTH B will curve to the south; do not follow the curve, but rather turn north on Saxon Falls Road and continue down the hill approximately 0.5 miles to the unpaved parking area, which is located at 46.535797, -90.380255. On foot follow the short, wooded hiking trail to the east of the parking area, which leads to the overlook location. Please note: the overlook can be safely accessed only from the Wisconsin side of the Montreal River.

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Copper Peak

The only ski flying hill outside of Europe. Located near Ironwood, Michigan. Plans are in the works to host year-round ski flying events and training. Currently, the Adventure Ride draws in thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the views from the top of the peak.

copperpeak.net
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Whitecap Mountains

Discover three mountains with 43 downhill ski trails, 9-hole disc golf course, 4 mountain bike trails, along with hiking, swimming, fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

whitecapresort.com
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Stormy Kromer

Stormy Kromer was awarded the title of the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan for its Original Stormy Kromer cap. Find out how they're made by taking a FREE tour of their Ironwood facility. Tours start every weekday afternoon at 1:30.

Stormy Kromer Factory Tour
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North Country National Scenic Trail

The Heritage Chapter of the North Country Trail Association maintains and develops the Trail from Copper Falls State Park to the Wisconsin-Michigan border. This area remains one of the most remote sections of the Trail in Wisconsin and is characterized as "the land of watersfalls and rock outcrops." 

northcountrytrail.org/trail