The ICORE Trails Committee is working with the city of Hurley to acquire the unused Canadian National Railroad grade from Hurley to Montreal in Wisconsin. Our goal is to create a new paved walking and biking trail, connecting to the Hurley Trailhead and the Iron Belle Trail in Michigan. We hope to apply for a Wisconsin DNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program grant in 2019. The ongoing capital campaign will raise the local match needed for a state grant.
If you would like to contribute to the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail campaign, download a pledge card below and mail it to ICORE or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hurley Non-Motorized Trail Latest Updates
ICORE continues to work with the Cities of Hurley and Montreal on a proposed walking and biking trail between the two communities, and connecting to the Iron Belle Trail in Michigan. Most of the proposed route would use a former railroad grade owned by CN. CN is currently working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation…Read More >
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…Read More >
This winter has been a mix of tragedy and optimistic progress for the ICORE Hurley to Montreal Trail Project. In December, Mike Fauerbach and the Trails Committee organized a successful fundraiser at Sharon’s Coffee Company in Hurley. Mike and everyone involved were thrilled by the generous support from the community for this project. However, the new year…Read More >
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…Read More >
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)…Read More >
ICORE Board members Mike Fauerbach and Bob Traczyk recently installed signage at the trailhead of the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail. The City of Hurley and ICORE Trail Committee members are also working together to establish a trail route from Cary Park to the trailhead, and route signs will be posted soon. The committee will host a…Read More >