An Old Mining Town “Ironton”

Monday, December 25, 2017

To learn more about the mining history of Minnesota there's no better place than Ironton. Ironton was once home to 14 mines, and now it is home to 14 lakes! The sister city to Ironton, Crosby, has a lot to see and do as the “antique capital of MN” but Ironton stands on its own with plenty of fun. The lakes, where the mines once were, are stocked with trout! That's a lot of fishing and even scuba diving opportunities!

For those looking to move their business there is a shovel ready industrial park. The community is committed to attracting new businesses to the park, especially in the manufacturing field. The Cuyuna Range Medical Center, Hallett Center, a workout facility and community center, and Graphic Packaging are businesses that draw people to the area. A non-profit group, the Serbian Sisters, operates a garden as a memorial to area immigrants and works to keep the area beautiful.

Ironton also has beautiful spaces to enjoy the outdoors there's “Grandpa’s Park” with a playground, Grandma’s Court with basketball and Morningside Park with a nine hole disc golf course. Visit Ironton’s backyard the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area! The abandoned mines made way for clear lakes and regenerated vegetation. There is 20 miles of trails for fat biking and 25 miles of mountain biking trails! Stay in a yurt near Yawkey Mine Lake or spend time bird watching.

Visit this website for the bird watching checklist!

 

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