Iron Ore Heritage Trail looking good for the new year

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council was briefed on how the past year affected the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and what lies ahead for the New Year.

Carol Fulsher gave a quick presentation at tonight’s Ishpeming City Council Meeting about the section of trail that runs through the municipality.

Some noticeable improvements to the 47-mile long trail from last year include two miles of pavement with an additional half mile of aggregate. Trail officials also worked with the City of Ishpeming to plan an ORV route.

This coming year will usher in some great additions to the trail system as well.

“I always like looking to see what’s going to be the big things,” said Fulsher. “The amenities are always fun because we can get local artists involved and get inspired. I always like to make sure our trail users have something different every year.”

Fulsher said trail cams, bike fixing stations, bike racks and artist-inspired benches were on the books for 2017. Along with all that, ten new interpretive signs will be going up this spring to give more explanation of the area and why the trail was built.