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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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June 7, 2017

Geocache on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail!

There are a series of caches hidden along the trail between the trailheads  of Marquette towards Negaunee. Heritage Trail 1 through Heritage Trail 41 (the caches) are all film cans, and all but two hang from tree branches that are about 5 feet off the trail. They start just West of Border Grill “Our Favorite Place,” and go close to the junction of CR 492 and M 35. Several other caches complete the trail to the junction. It is uphill all the way but the ride back is is a breeze, or you can start at the junction then is a fun ride down to the Border Grill! This section of the trail is about 6 miles long.  If you're interested in finding some geocaches, click here

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Events

Jul 14

Iron Ore Heritage Trail Bike Tours

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Neguanee is leading leisurely guided bike tours on our Iron Ore Heritage Trail Friday, […]

Jul 15

Women’s Center Color Run

Join the Women’s Shelter in the first ever Color U.P. 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 9 […]