Groups & Clubs


ABR Trails

A full service ski touring center located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood, Michigan. ABR Trails is a privately owned family business that has been operating since 2015 thanks to dependable snow, quality grooming with modern equipment and skilled operators, and trails that offer something for everyone.

Gogebic Range Health Foundation

The mission of the Gogebic Range Health Foundation is to advance community health throughout the Gogebic Range (Iron County, Wisconsin and Gogebic County, MI). Our vision focuses on improving health while creating opportunities to access community assets that enhance well being. We strive to increase resources through collaboration with organizations that promote healthy, active lifestyles in our communities.

Iron County 4-H : SISU Endurance Teams

Extension Iron County offers fun and educational experiences to youth in Iron County.  Please select from the links below to learn more, including which ages are invited to participate in each Team. 

Iron County Forestry

ron County – designated as the “Snow Capital of Wisconsin,” – is a popular destination for outdoor recreation and it’s the trail management of Iron County Forestry and community partners that make it so! Check out Iron County’s cross country ski trails and snowshoe trails via the following links:

Loony Paddlers

Weekly paddling excursions for women during the summer months, weekly hikes in spring and fall, and snowshoe hikes during the winter. Most events are posted on Meetup at

MECCA X-Country Ski Club

A beautiful multiple loop trail system located in Mercer, Wisconsin. MECCA offers groomed cross-country trails for classic and skate skiers, snowshoe trails, and hiking trails in the warmer months.

Mercer Mixed Paddlers

Weekly paddling events in and around Iron County during the summer months. This group invites men and women to participate, and often includes a social event, dinner, or potluck after the paddle. All events are posted on Meetup at


The mission of NICER is to work to enhance our communities through events and community initiatives that create a sense of belonging and develop a healthy, vibrant, and welcoming community for all residents.

North Country Trail Association, Heritage Chapter

This support organization maintains the North Country Trail in Ashland and Iron Counties in Wisconsin. The Heritage Chapter of the NCT offers some of the most remote sections of the trail in Wisconsin, winding through areas of forests, rivers, and lakes.

North Country Trail Association, Ni-Miikanaake Chapter

This support organization maintains the North Country Trail in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties in Michigan. This segment continues from the Wisconsin and Western Upper Peninsula border, going east to M-64 and passing through the Gogebic County Forest, the Ottawa National Forest, the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park and various private properties.

North Lakeland Discovery Center

A nature-based education center located in Manitowish Waters, the Discovery Center offers environmental education programs; citizen science projects; a network of trails for skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking; and rental facilities for events.

Penokee Rangers

A group of volunteers that maintain the Montreal and Uller Ski Trails in northern Iron County. 

SISU Ski Fest

The SISU Ski Fest (SSF) was chartered in 2010 as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of cross country skiing, other silent sports, and outdoor recreation; encouraging safe local tourism; and advancing local pride through a premier cross country ski event.

WinMan Trails

A network of silent sports trails located in Winchester, Wisconsin, offering groomed trails for cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, and snowshoeing in the winter months, and mountain biking and hiking trails in the warmer months. WinMan has a heated chalet, bike wash station, outdoor and indoor seating, and a bar and apparel shop.

Wolverine Ski Trails

Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails in Ironwood, Michigan offers 24K of ski trails including several loops for classic striding and skate skiing. There are 14K of marked snowshoe trails and 7K of snow bike trails. Volunteers with the Wolverine Nordic Ski Club maintain and groom the trail system, and as a nonprofit their mission is to preserve and promote Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and lifelong physical fitness.