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…

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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…

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Volunteer to Support our WDNR Adopt a Trail Program

Check out ICORE’s Meetup site to learn about and RSVP for the many opportunities to help clean up or even develop trails in our area. ICORE attempts to post work bees for area trail work and cleanups. ICORE has committed to adopting two trails within the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. The trails are The…

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Mercer by Bike Update

ICORE has unanimously agreed to take over the management and lead of “Mercer by Bike” bike trail expansion opportunities from the Mercer Chamber of Commerce in our January 2022 board meeting. Bike trail expansion is an ideal fit to ICORE’s core mission and is similar in nature to several current trail expansion projects underway. ICORE…

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Hurley Trail Update

ICORE continues to work with the Cities of Hurley and Montreal on a proposed walking and biking trail between the two communities, and connecting to the Iron Belle Trail in Michigan. Most of the proposed route would use a former railroad grade owned by CN. CN is currently working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation…

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Member Spotlight -Kit Bogenschneider

Although I’ve gone canoeing since I was a kid, when I first moved to the Northwoods, I needed a boat I could handle alone, even in the wind.  That’s when I acquired my first kayak, and for 5 summers I paddled solo on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. I had many experiences that were almost mystical,…

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Camp Mercer Trail Clean-up

ICORE is running a worker bee clean-up on the CCC trail Friday, May 6 at 10:00AM.  We will meet at the trail head on the Manitowish River Access road west of the Circle Lily Creek bridge.  If you or your friends can pitch-in bring work gloves, water to drink, bug spray for ticks, and possibly…

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National Trails Day Hike

The Heritage Chapter of the NCTA is co-sponsoring this National Trails Day Hike along with ICORE on Saturday, June 4.
 Meet at Wren Falls before 10am and hike the NCT to Porcupine Hill and back. Approximately 4+ miles total.
 Wear appropriate shoes/boots and clothing.  Bring water and a trail lunch.  See you there! DIRECTIONS TO…

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Member Spotlight – Karen Hagemann

Karen Hagemann, ICORE president, has served on its board for four years. She has a BS from UW Stevens Point and BA from Northland College. A fourth generation Iron County resident, Karen enjoys much of what Iron County offers: biking, hiking its many trails, kayaking inland lakes, camping and spending time at Island Lake. She…

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Volunteers Needed!

The Turtle Flambeau Flowage, the best fishing in all of Wisconsin, is in danger of being overtaken by an Invasive species called Curly Leaf Pondweed.  The Rice Lake Association needs your help to prevent this. We are organizing “Weed Pull 2022” during the first two weeks of June.  Volunteers are needed to make this a…

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