Promoting Responsible Land & Water Use


Who We Are About ICORE

The Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) are a group of silent sports enthusiasts promoting the responsible use of land and water open to the public for the enjoyment of all, with the following goals:

  • Promote non-motorized recreational activities on land and water.
  • Enhance and expand silent outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Iron County, Wisconsin.
  • Provide opportunities for volunteers to help support recreational development and maintenance on both land and water.
  • Obtain grant monies to help finance the organizational purpose.
A winding series of cascades above the main attraction on the Potato River

Outdoor Opportunites Trails & Locations

Iron County is full of outdoor recreation opportunities, from:

  • Biking Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Waterfalls

ICORE has identified 28 established trails in Iron County. We have provided a list of some of our member's favorite spots with links and PDF trail maps.

Latest News

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Camp Mercer CCC Interpretive Trail Grand Opening

For Immediate Release For more information, please contact Frank DiLeonardi at 312-545-6135 Subject: Camp Mercer CCC Interpretive Trail Grand Opening and Celebration The Camp Mercer Civilian Conservation Corps Interpretive Trail will officially open at 5 pm, Wednesday, June 22 with a celebration at River’s Edge Lodge and Outfitters, 263 South US HWY 51 in Manitowish…


2022 Group Paddle Opportunities

There are three options offered for paddling this spring, summer, & fall. Monday Evening Mixed Paddles – Facilitated by Gail & Mike Ondreski. These trips are on Monday evenings starting at 6 PM. All genders are welcome. A schedule will be posted on ICORE’s website once created. These paddles are on local lakes around Mercer…


GRRR – Gogebic Range Ride and Run/Walk

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF) is sponsoring GRRR (Go Ride R Range) as its annual event on Sunday, June 5. Walks/runs/bike rides will begin at 1:00 culminating at the Depot Park in downtown Ironwood.  There will be booths with information about GRHF grantees, of which ICORE was a recipient in 2020. There will also be…