Hurley Non-Motorized Trail progress

June 7, 2020 The ICORE Trails Committee continues working on the proposed non-motorized trail between Hurley and Montreal. This spring we worked with the City of Hurley and helped them submit a $28,750 grant proposal to Wisconsin DNR. The grant would fund up to 50% of the appraised value of the Canadian National railroad grade…

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ICORE Adopts trails in TFSWA

June 1, 2020 ICORE has officially applied to “adopt” the Deadhorse Trail and the Hidden Rivers Trail in the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. Adopting a trail means that we have pledged to provide at least a certain number of volunteer hours each year tending to these trails, which includes monthly trail visits, picking up…

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Moose in Iron County

Jenna Malinowski, wildlife biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, reports that the annual statewide moose observation report shows Iron County with the greatest number of observations statewide. From Jenna: “It’s likely that the majority of our bulls frequenting Wisconsin come from the UP. Since Wisconsin currently doesn’t have a webpage about moose (hopefully will happen in…

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Deadhorse Trail is open

The Deadhorse Trail in the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area is open this winter! According to ICORE Board member Diane O’Krongly, the town of Mercer will plow an area for parking on Popko Circle, giving local residents and visitors easy access to the trail. There is no official grooming on the trail, but local residents…

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ICORE receives Gogebic Range Health Foundation grant

ICORE board members and GRHF members at the Hurley Non-Motorized trail head sign

January 13, 2020 Hurley, WI – Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) has received a $20,000 grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation.  ICORE President Mike Ondresky said the funds will be used for improvements to the Hurley Trailhead on Highway 51, and to help create a new walking and biking trail connecting Montreal to…

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ICORE trail ride

Eleven ICORE members and friends met on Sunday, September 29th for a ride on the newest sections of the “Heart of Vilas County” bike trail, including the loop from downtown Manitowish Waters over the Manitowish River and the new trail leading from county roads K & W to the WinMan Trails in Winchester. Mike &…

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ICORE Supports pedestrian access at US2 and Highway 51

The ICORE Board sent the following correspondence to Jim Volkmann, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on September 10, 2019: September 10, 2019 Dear Mr. Volkmann, We are writing you to express our support for pedestrian and bicycle access for the US 51 and US 2 interchange. We are Board members of ICORE, the Iron County Outdoor…

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ICORE Proposes trail to Sandy Beach

The ICORE Board sent the following correspondence on August 7, 2019: ICORE (Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts)P.O. Box 685Mercer, WI 54547 Roy Atkinson, State Trails Council, Bicycling TouringSara Pearson, Forest Recreation Superintendent, NHAL State ForestPhil Rynish, DNR Property Planner, MadisonCraig Dalton, Property Manager for the NHAL August 7, 2019 Dear Roy, Sara, Phil and Craig,…

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New parking at Hurley Trailhead

There’s more space for parking at the Hurley Non-Motorized trailhead! ICORE had a small gravel parking area added to the trailhead next to the non-motorized trail. Thank you to the members of the ICORE Trails Committee that made this project happen! This is the latest in a series of ICORE-sponsored improvements for the trailhead, and…

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Trails Committee receives Walmart Community Grant

July 27, 2019 — The ICORE Trails Committee has received a $500 Community Grant from Walmart. The Walmart Local Community Grant program awards grants directly from Walmart facilities to local organizations in the U.S. These grant funds will be added to the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail Fund to help purchase the Canadian National railroad grade from…

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