Dickinson County's roots lie in the mining and lumbering industries of the mid-to-late 19th century. Although there are no iron mines currently operating in the county, the wood products industry still provides significant employment. The Champion International Pulp and Paper Mill in Quinessec is the county's largest single private employer. The government and service sectors also provide a substantial share of local employment. The Iron Mountain-Kingsford area supports a strong industrial employment base and serves as the retail and service hub of the county. Dickinson County provides excellent access to markets in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, and is also linked to the remainder of the U.P., the Midwest, and Canada via highway, rail, and air transportation.
Cities, Towns & Villages:
Attractions and Events:
Pine Mountain Ski Jump; Downhill and cross-country skiing; canoeing on several rivers; fishing; deer and small game hunting in season; Fumee Lake; Norway Mountain; Iron Mountain Mine Tour; Menominee Range Historical Museum; Ardis Furnace; Cornish Pump and Mining Museum; Dickinson County Festival of the Arts
State Forest Campgrounds:
State Forest Pathways:
- Fumee Falls - On Fumee Creek off US-2 in Quinnesec.
- Menominee River State Recreation Area (Piers Gorge Unit & Quiver Unit) - S Highway 8, Norway. The Menominee River State Recreation Area encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of public land along a 17 mile stretch of undeveloped river.
- Sturgeon Falls Dam - Menominee River, 3.5 miles SW of Loretto.
- Unnamed Falls - Menominee River - Menominee River, Between Hydraulic Falls Dam & Piers Gorge on Menominee River.1 mile S of Quinnesec.
Wineries & Vineyards: