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Area Activities

Bergland and Merriweather, both within the township, are the only communities located along Lake Gogebic, the Upper Peninsula’s largest inland lake. Lake Gogebic contains an abundance of warm water game fish, including walleye, northern pike, bass, perch, and other panfish. Shore fishing is available from the DNR pier in Bergland. There are public boat launches in Bergland and at four other sites on the lake. Ice fishing, mostly accessed by snowmobile, is also popular.

The Bergland Township Park Campground is one of four public campgrounds on the lake, the others being Gogebic and Ontonagon county parks and Lake Gogebic State Park. There are many other camping opportunities in the area, including in the national forest and at other public parks.

Several resorts along the lake offer lodging, camping, and food and drink. Many short-term rental accommodations are also available along the lake and within the communities.

Outside of winter, the most popular area activities are hiking and waterfall viewing, and for many people, these make an ideal combination! Top hiking opportunities include the North Country Trail, Gogebic Ridge Trail, and more than a dozen formal trails within the Porcupine Mountains and Trap Hills. There are more than 20 well-known waterfalls within a 25-mile radius of Bergland.

Other top activities in the area include snowmobiling and ORVing, cross-country and downhill skiing; snowshoeing; mountain biking; kayaking and canoeing; swimming; fishing on trout streams, Lake Superior, and other lakes; and hunting and trapping.