Wakefield is centrally located to all the activities and events in the Western U.P
We are a small City near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan’s UP right in the heart of Big Snow Country! We are near three of the finest ski hills in the Midwest.
We are also blessed with a beautiful lake in our town that has hosted numerous National Stock Outboard APBA Races. Our City has invested in its park and recreation facilities and offers residents and visitors a like ample opportunities to enjoy beautiful Sunday Lake. We are also surrounded by thousands of acres of Ottawa National Forest and Gogebic County Forest land. These public lands offer the visitor a multitude of recreational opportunities. Lake Superior, with its unparalleled views and spectacular sunsets, is only a short drive away. And the fabled Porcupine Mountain State Park is also just minutes away from Wakefield.
Founded in the late 1800's as an iron ore mining town, the Wakefield area is rich in history. With mining ending around 1960 the area returned to its natural beauty of forest and water. The forest being a mix of hardwood and conifers makes a spectacular year around treat for the eye. From evergreens all decked out in there cloak of winter white to the hardwoods vivid palate of color in the fall. Add water in the form of rivers and streams, lakes in all sizes from ponds to the mighty Lake Superior, to this Mecca of timber. Throw in some small mountain ranges, with rocky terrain. A little know fact: The Huron and Porcupine mountain ranges were once higher than today's Rockies. Successive movements of the glaciers wore down these ranges. You now have some of the finest country to enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Wakefield's history, as a settlement, village and city, goes back over one hundred years. A visit to our local historical society and museum offers a glimpse into the area that helped develop and protect our country. Much of the iron ore mined in this area was used to build the railroads, ships and tanks for war and also supplied a lot men and women to fight the battles. Others went on to achieve prominence in the arts, education and business
Wakefield Chamber of Commerce
499 Lake Shore Drive
Wakefield, Michigan 49968
Phone: (906) 224-2222
Rocco Medical Clinic
601 Sunday Lake St.
Wakefield/Marenisco School District
715 Putnam St.
Wakefield, MI. 49968
All Saints Lutheran (ELCA)
512 Sunday Lake St.
Immaculate Conception Catholic
Messiah Lutheran (Missouri)
St. Catherine Catholic
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