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. An Iron County mini-museum is located on the left side of the main entry double doors and is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 - 4:00 pm. It's a good idea to walk 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 in Crystal Falls and 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 a few miles south of Crystal Falls on US Highway 2. It's a little bit of a hike and somewhat steep in some areas, but the hike is worth it.
The Harbour House Museum is normally open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but due to the COVID 19 threat is will be closed in 2020 until further notice. It has undergone restoration and has many rooms of local history. It is located on the corner of Crystal Avenue and Fourth Street near downtown Crystal Falls, MI.
Crystal View Golf Course is the local golf course located a half mile east of downtown Crystal Falls. This nine-hole-course is located on the banks of the Paint River overlooking Crystal Falls. The course opens in the spring, as weather permits, and is open 7 days a week with Wednesday set aside for the men's league and Thursday reserved for the women's league. Rental carts and clubs available. Crystal View Golf Course phone: 906-214-4727.
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 complex consists of 57 (electric, water and sewer hookups available) campsites and offers public rest rooms, showers, 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.
Crystella Ski Hill offers sledding, snowboarding, and skiing, made possible by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Crystella Recreation Association in the process of working to offer year round activities. Daily ski pass is $8. Season pass is $35.
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.
Paint River Hills Campground - Paint River Hills Campground sits on 36 acres of scenic bluffs along the Paint River near downtown Crystal Falls. There is a half mile, scenic hiking trail along the river through cool bluffs, calcite outcroppings, and 140 year old cedars. Guests have easy access to both the state and county ATV trails. The campground features a clean, modern, shower building, five insulated sleeping cabins, 10 pull-through sites (4 Full Hook Ups), and 18 RV/tent sites.
The market is held at the Community Garden on US Hwy 2 (between the Credit Union and Winks Woods) on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of the month from 11:00-3:00. The market may run into October depending on weather and availability of produce.
Glidden Lake State Forest Campground is located just 6 miles east of Crystal Falls and 1 mile south of Highway M-69 on Lake Mary Road, and has a system of hiking and cross-country ski trails that is a beautiful trek with both beginner and expert.
The path begins in Crystal Falls and continues for about 4 miles to Bewabic State Park. The path includes a small portion of the wide shouldered highway US 2.
From downtown Crystal Falls take US 2 west (towards Iron River) about 5 miles and make a right turn on Long Lake Road. Follow the road Long Lake and make a right on Dave’s Camp Road. This road gets washed out in the spring, so use caution. STOP driving and hike in from Raymer road following the signs for the falls.
Location: Approximately 5 miles east of Crystal Falls on highway M69. then 7 miles N. of M-69 on Mansfield Cutoff Rd, 1 mile N. on Stream Rd. The Mansfield Pioneer Church built in the late 1800's is site #6 on the Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trail. Open to the public it is a wonderful example of days gone by and log structures. Just west of the Mansfield mine you can visit some of the original buildings from the community, including the Pioneer Church, which was completely restored in 1987 as a landmark of the small mining settlement. Open all year. More information: 906-875-3553
CRYSTAL FALLS CONTEMPORARY CENTER
The Crystal Falls Contemporary Center offers a range of classes on art and fitness. Open studio is every Saturday from 9-1 or go to their website to attend classes. They are located in the Forest Park School building.
Fortune Pond is located about 2 miles west of Crystal Falls on New Bristol Road. There's parking fairly close to the water and there is an outhouse 😊. Fortune Pond started as an iron ore mine and was active from 1953 through 1958. During that period, 1,316,905 tons of iron ore was pulled out of the ground. Pumps worked 24 hours a day to keep the pit dry. The size is 1,930 feet long by 750 feet wide. Its stocked with brown trout and you'll see crayfish scuttling around. Entry into the water is a little bit rocky but really not difficult. The rocks are not terribly slippery. You can stay shallow or go deep - it is over 200' deep and the water is crystal clear.