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Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority Millage Renewal

April 11, 2017

In August of 2010, seven municipalities along the proposed Iron Ore Heritage Trail passed a new millage for 2/10th for six years to help the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority (IOHRA)  “build, manage and maintain the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The trail is a 47-mile linear route stretching across the Marquette Iron Range from Chocolay Township in the eastern part to Republic township in the near western portion of Marquette County. Since that time, the IOHRA board, the staff, the many volunteers, plus the State of Michigan have worked to make connections for people in our County to each other and to special places associated with our 160+ year iron mining heritage. The 47-mile trail is now in the public hands and is forever secure for the public’s use. The entire 47 miles are available for walkers and those pedaling fat tire bikes; 35 miles are available for those on hybrid and road bikes, 15 miles are available for inline skaters and boarders, 15 miles (with six more to come shortly) are opened up…