Trailhead #7

Trailhead #7: Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Location:
Michigan Iron Industry Museum access off of Co. Rd. 492 or U.S. Hwy 41

Services:
Parking, restrooms, museum

Miles to Trailhead #6: 4.4 miles

Users:
This portion of the trail will have separate and parallel non-motorized and motorized trails.

Plans:
Plans are to construct this portion of trail in 2012. Trail will consist of crushed gravel and/or limestone for 3.4 miles with pavement of approximately 1 mile through NEgaunee. This portion of trail runs past old mining sites and also parallels the Carp River for several miles. It is also the only spot in which users have to cross a live railroad track. Wildlife viewing and fishing access will be available.

Miles to Trailhead #8: 4.7 miles

Users:
This portion of the trail will have a separate and parallel non-motorized and motorized trail for approximately 1 mile. The remaining 3.7 miles of trail will follow the Eagle Mills Grade and is intended for non-motorized use during the warm weather months and is a State recognized snowmobile trail from December 1 to March 31.

Plans:
Plans are to construct this portion of trail in 2012. Trail will be crushed gravel and/or limestone following the DSSA grade. This portion of trail will run parallel to an operating railroad grade, past an old quarry, up over some rock, ledged along a railroad grade, and through an industrial area. Wildlife viewing and fishing access will be available.