Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE)

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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MECCA trails incentive funding

May 24, 2019 Mercer, WI – MECCA Ski Club is pleased to offer incentive funding for groups that would like to get out and enjoy our trails. We created this fund from sponsor and skier revenue from the Turtle River Pursuit…

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Northwoods Land Trust encourages Iron County conservation easements

Eagle River, WI – Thanks to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Lake Protection program project, owners of large stretches of natural shorelines on lakes and flowages in Iron County are now being encouraged to consider lasting, voluntary protection of…

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2019 Road bike group

A new group is forming for road bike group rides in the greater Mercer area. For starters, rides will begin at Carow Park in Mercer with start time at 7:30 a.m. Ride days are Wednesdays for rides of approximately 40…

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