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Outdoors + Tradition

Iron Ore
Heritage Trail

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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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January 8, 2018

Public hearing on adoption of new five year plan

NOTICE:   DATED JANUARY 17, 2018   RE:  PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018   CONTACT:  CAROL FULSHER, 235-2923 IRON ORE HERITAGE RECREATION AUTHORITY   Marquette MI -- The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority has scheduled a public hearing on the adoption of their Five-Year Recreation Plan at their next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 4:30 pm at the Country Inn and Suites, Marquette MI 49855. A draft of the Recreation Plan has been available for public inspection at the Ishpeming Carnegie Library, the Negaunee Public Library, and the Peter White Public Library since December 15, 2017.  The public can provide comments through email, mail or by attending the public hearing.   The five-year plan provide a five year map for priorities of building, managing, maintaining and interpreting along the 47-mile trail.  The largest plans include upgrading trail surfaces, more parking and restrooms, lighting, trailhead upgrades, and interpreting significant structures and sites.   Member communities of the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority include the townships of Chocolay, Marquette, Negaunee, Tilden and Republic plus the cities of Marquette, Negaunee and Ishpeming.   Comments can be forwarded to IOHRA at 102 W. Washington Street, #232, Marquette MI 49855, email...

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