Welcome to Wakefield Michigan


The City of Wakefield is a small community near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, right in the heart of Big Snow Country! We are near three of the finest ski hills in the Midwest.


Hugging the Little Black River and beautiful Sunday Lake, a scenic three mile walking and biking path provides residents and passers thru an opportunity to stroll or ride. Eddy Park sits on the north side of the Lake, offering fishing, a swimming beach, two pavilions, an extensive playground, and camping facilities. Across the Lake (and still in town) enjoy a pasty from our world famous bakery, partake in a Friday night fish fry, or dine at a handful of local favorites.


We are surrounded by thousands of acres of Ottawa National Forest and Gogebic County Forest land. Lake Superior, with its unparalleled views and spectacular sunsets, is a twenty minute drive north on Route 519. The fabled Porcupine Mountain State Park and waterfalls are also just minutes north of Wakefield. To the east, the largest lake in the UP, Lake Gogebic, is a great place to take a day long fishing trip.


Wakefield is known for its Fourth of July celebration and, in particular, the fireworks display over Sunday Lake. This City is also known Nationally for hosting National Stock Outboard APBA Boat Races on Sunday Lake (typically every 2-5 years depending on Race schedules). You will find there is much to do and see in Wakefield. We are a small City, but we have big hearts and we go the extra mile to insure that visitors to our town leave with fond memories of having been to "Someplace Special".

Community Garden

The City of Wakefield is working with Students from Michigan Technological University (MTU) in an effort to develop a Community Garden. At this time, the City is reviewing potential locations on both City owned property and privately owned properties within the City. Ideal locations include: high visibility, utilities available or easily accessible, free annual use, and expansion room, if necessary
The actual garden size will be determined based on support and need. Area residents who are interested in taking any part of this Volunteer Community Effort are encouraged to contact the City as soon as possible to allow for better planning. A meeting between the City Manager and the MTU Students is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017. If you have potential property to donate that would meet the needs, please contact the City Manager as soon as possible at (906) 229-5131 x 1003 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Emergency Contact List

It's beginning to look a lot like winter.... and feel like it too. The City of Wakefield wants to maintain proper safety measures for our residents as another year approaches. The City keeps an Emergency Contact list for any residents that require electricity for medical purposes (oxygen/breathing devices, etc.). If you require electricity for medical purposes and are not on the Emergency Contact list but wish to be, please contact the City Offices. The list is shared with the Gogebic County Emergency Manager and the Wakefield Fire Chief.