Outdoors + Tradition

Iron Ore
Heritage Trail

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the Trail

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Call us the outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. Those who bike, walk, run, hike, ORV, snowmobile, cross country ski, birdwatch, and/or wander will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.

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Trail Type

  • Asphalt
  • Crushed Limestone
  • No Upgraded Surface
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April 15, 2020

2020 Projects

As we sit in our homes in a Stay HOme Stay Safe Order and another foot of snow hit us in mid April, we don't have a lot of projects moving forward.  But we do have goals once we are allowed to move forward. Paving 1 mle of trail between Co. Rd. 492 in Marquette Township to Northwoods Road.  Marquette Township has hired Payne & Dolan to pave the trail underneath US. 41 which will allow for a safe connect bettween the IOHT with the north side of US 41. As soon as that project is complete, we'll have Paisano Paving go in and pave this one mile section. Continue the kiln project.  The kiln itself is almost finalized. Premeau crew was out in the winter working.  They were almost finished  we got the Stay Home Stay Safe order.  We'll finish up the kiln and then add the other amenities:   pavers surrounding the kiln, landscaping, signage, door and donor installation. SToneville road Parking Lot - We will build a gravel parking lot on the south east corner of the IOHT and Stoneville Road.  This will allow residents in the area to have a safe place to access the trail.  We...

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Feb 15

Polar Roll Fat Tire Bike Race

Polar Roll will use the Heritage Trail between the HOliday Inn in Marquette to Jackson Miners Park in Negaunee . This is a premiere fat tire bike race

Jun 6

Iron Range Roll

The Iron Range Roll is a 16-mile bike race/ride highlighting the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.  It begins at the Cliffs […]

Jul 18

Women’s Center Color Run 2020

July 18, 2020 the Women’s Center brings back the color run taking place on the trail between Ishpeming and Negaunee.  […]