View of the Iron County Courthouse in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

Iron County courthouse

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. 

Paint river walk

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

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 it. 

harbour house museum

The Harbour House Museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 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

 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 the 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.  Call  the City Clerk's office during the off season for information at 906- 875-3212.

Runkle Lake RECREATIONAL complex

 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 in Crystal Falls, MI

Crystella ski hill

 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

 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 - 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. 

Farmer's market - July thru september

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. May run into October depending on weather and availability of produce.

Lake Mary Plains Hiking Path (Glidden Lake Campground)

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.

Chicagoan Falls

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.