In the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan you will find the City of Ishpeming southwest of Marquette and west of Negaunee. Ishpeming originated during the 1840s when iron ore was discovered. In 1862 Ishpeming was given its official name – which means “on the summit” by the Chippewa Indians. They found this appropriate due to the city being situated upon the dividing ridge between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and 850 feet above Lake Superior. For some wintertime entertainment, be sure to visit Al Quaal, a prime sledding and tubing hill that sits at the base of Teal Lake.
Ishpeming Township is situated just west of Marquette in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. The township consists of a total area of 91.4 square miles, 86.5 square miles compose the land and 5.0 square miles are water. It is home to the well known National Ski Hall of Fame.