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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News from the Trail

October 2, 2017

Updating Recreation Plan 2018-2023

We are updating our 5-year Recreation Plan. In order to better serve our trail users, please take our survey and provide your input: We will also have printed copies at area Senior Centers and municipal outlets.  We will also have a public hearing to get your input at our next board meeting, Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 pm at the Country Inn and Suites in Marquette. The survey closes on October 31, 2017. A draft of our Recreation Plan will be available in November at area libraries. For more information or to request a printed copy, please call 906-235-2923 or email

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