News From the Historic Montreal Trails

The Penokee Rangers are a volunteer group of local trail stewards. This is our 48th year of maintaining the Montreal and Uller Ski Trails. We are happy to announce that we have recently been named as a Non-Profit 501c3 public charity. This means that any donations made to our organization will now be deductible! Donations,…

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SISU Dream Fragments

SISU Ski Fest 2022 was pretty close to being perfect. The event filled to capacity. We were backed by generous sponsorships and supportive community partners. We had some good luck and an absence of bad luck. The day ended with lots of happy racers and proud volunteers. Just as we had dreamed it. This year…

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ICORE conducts spring work bees

Iron County, WI – Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) conducted trail work bees at locations across Iron County in May. Adopting trails and conducting trail maintenance projects is part of ICORE’s mission to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in Iron County.  Volunteers from ICORE and the Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) moved brush and cleared…

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Gogebic Range Health Foundation launches fund drive

April 21, 2021  The Gogebic Range Health Foundation is holding a Spring Fundraising Drive this month. The Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF) is a philanthropic organization that works to advance community health across the Gogebic Range. Serving both Iron County, Wisconsin, and Gogebic County, Michigan, the organization promotes healthy living through community grant making, partners…

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MECCA announces successful Winterfest

Mercer, WI – MECCA Trails is proud to announce that the 2021 Winterfest was a success despite significant changes to the event due to COVID precautions. Loyal sponsors, returning skiers, new participants and good winter snow conditions made for a great virtual event. MECCA Trails has hosted a winter celebration for the past three seasons…

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CCC Camp Mercer interpretive trail update

March 6, 2021 ICORE’s Camp Mercer Trail partnership with the Northern Highlands American Legion State Forest, Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS), MECCA Trails, Wisconsin Historical Society and Mercer Library delivered exciting outcomes this winter.  ICORE entered into a Land Use Agreement with the DNR to support and maintain the new trail. ICORE and the Manitowish…

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Penokee Rangers 2020/2021 season update

Although our winter only gave us a little more than the minimum snow to operate our two northern Iron County trails, the snows that did find their way up here came at just about the most perfect times. The Rangers’ goal this season was to provide the best ski/snowshoe trails for everyone (including their 4-footed…

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ICORE holds work bee at Deadhorse Ruffed Grouse Management area

Mercer, WI – Eleven members of the Iron County Outdoor Recreational Enthusiasts (ICORE) gathered at the Deadhorse Ruffed Grouse Management Area on Friday, November 20, for a work bee to trim brush and clear the trail. Volunteers came ready to do good work for their community and brought with them an assortment of their own…

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