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

May 22, 2017

Trailhead Amenities Planned for 2017

Four trailheads will be seeing new amenities installed this year.  Custom bike racks, benches, bike fixing stations, and landscaping will be added to the trailhead connections at Lions Field in Chocolay, the Welcome Center, Schwemwood Park in Marquette Township and at the terminus in Republic.

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Jun 17

Run for the Red, White and Blue

This 5K race is sponsored by the Ishpeming VFW and raises fund to benefit Veterans For more information, visit:

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 […]