2019 Loony Paddlers & Mixed Paddlers

Kayaks on a lake near forested shoreline

Loony Paddlers Ladies are invited to join Mercer’s Loony Paddlers to explore area lakes and rivers every Wednesday morning. Bring your own boat, paddle, life jacket, water bottle, sunscreen and hat with a brim, and dress for the weather. Kit Bogenschneider hosts the group, and will meet participants at the boat landings at 8:00 a.m.…

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In memory of Mike Fauerbach

We are saddened by the death of ICORE board member Mike Fauerbach. Mike was an incredibly hard-working supporter of ICORE, the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail, and the Hurley School District. He will be deeply missed by the Iron County community and beyond. From Mike’s family: Mike Fauerbach passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 while doing…

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ICORE explores old-growth

From the Ironwood Daily Globe, January 12, 2019 – MERCER, Wis. – A group of hikers got a chance to see some of Wisconsin’s remaining old-growth timber Friday as the Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts organized a hike into a stand of remnant old-growth white pines near Mercer… Read more at the Ironwood Daily Globe

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Planning 2019 ICORE events

ICORE is planning an extensive series of events for 2019. Our board members and volunteers are busy planning activities that highlight the history and natural beauty of Iron County, and most events will be open to ICORE members and the general public. The tentative schedule includes snowshoe, hiking, biking, and paddling adventures in and around…

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Trails Committee begins pledge drive

The ICORE Trails Committee has begin a pledge drive to secure funds for a future purchase of land to extend the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail to Montreal.  Any funds pledged towards the project will be used to cover any required local match for grant funds to purchase land from Canadian National. The railroad company owns an…

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ICORE kicks off capital campaign

From the Ironwood Daily Globe, December 3, 2018:  Hurley — While they don’t know the final number they’re working towards, Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts members began raising funds toward the purchase of a section of rail grade in northern Iron County Sunday at a fundraising dinner. “I think things have gone very well,” Mike Fauerbach told the Daily Globe. “I…

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CXC Midwest Ski Events map

There are so many 2019 ski events within a short drive of the Iron County area, including the MECCA and WinMan Turtle River Pursuit, Ironwood’s Sisu Ski Fest, and many more. The Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC Ski) website includes a helpful map of upcoming events – check it out!

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Superior Snowshoe Walks announce 2019 season

Our neighbors to the north have announced the 2019 schedule for Superior Snowshoe Walks: Superior Snowshoe Walks 2019 8th Season Walks start at 6:30 pm. Headlights or flashlights recommended. If you would like to try snowshoeing we can provide snowshoes for free to try. For more info call Sam or Anne Davey at 906-932-2020 or cell…

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Hurley Council Supports ICORE

From the Ironwood Daily Globe, November 15, 2018: Hurley – The Hurley City Council Tuesday authorized members of the Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts to continue working toward their ultimate goal of expanding a nonmotorized trail from the Montreal River to Cary Park or beyond. Read more at the Ironwood Daily Globe website…    

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2018 Progress on the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail

Hurley, WI – Much has happened in the last year to move the Hurley non-motorized trail forward. In the fall of 2017, the City of Hurley purchased land for the beginning of the trail in Iron County with a grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation. The trail was paved from 2nd Avenue (Highway 51)…

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