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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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February 2, 2023

Iron Ore Heritage Trail photo wins National Recreational Trail photo contest

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail, as a National Recreation Trail adopted by the Department of the Interior, won a 2022 National Recreation Trail photo contest in the category of Rail and Canal Trails. Debby Muskovitch, the photographer, caught Dan Wiitala (her husband) and Carol Fulsher as they biked underneath the LS&I trestle while a LS&I train was returning to the mine after delivering pellets to the Lower Harbor. "We try to submit photos every year to bring awareness to our little corner of the world. We have such beautiful and historic resources on this trail, it's easy to find photos. We have won several years in a row with professional photography and amateur photography. We're pleased to be included again," related Carol Fulsher, Administrator of the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority. The National Recreation Trail (NRT) program through the National Park Service brings in new trails annually through a competitive process and the Iron Ore Heritage Trail won it's place in this prestigious group in 2018. The contest is only open to NRT trails. All winners can be viewed at https://www.americantrails.org/photos/2022-nrt-photo-contest. For more information about the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, visit ironorheritage.com or call 906.235.2923.

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Events

Jun 4

Iron Range Roll

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Sep 3

Marquette Marathon

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Sep 17

Marji Gesick

Want to punish yourself for a belt buckle.  Try to finish the 100+ mile Marji Gesick in less than 12 […]