Thursday, September 14, 2017

WHAT'S UP 

SEPTEMBER 14-22


Area Events



September


14-16 Ford Tri Motor Display and Rides, Ford Airport 9 am to 5 pm

16  Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Market, Downtown Iron Mt 8 am to Noon

16  Ford Airport Day 8 am to 4 pm Food, plane rides, displays, car show

16 Dickinson Cty Library Block Party 10 am to noon Fun for all ages, performers and live music 











Night life


sol blu
“schizophonic”
rock
sat sept 16

blackstone
“jy kelly”
acoustic
thur sept 14
“one and the same”
variety
fri sept 15

solbergs greenleaf
“jab”
rock
sat sept 16

Dickinson Cty library
“the celtic music group”
10 am to noon
sat sept 16

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Run/Walk/Bike with us!!


Run/Walk/Bike events have been becoming increasingly popular across the United States.
In the Iron Mountain area, we have a growing number of these events that are both long running and brand new. We will be updating this list throughout the year so you can always check us out here or even our facebook page.

Run for the Walls 5K (May 6): Come and join us for a 5K run/walk that supports the building efforts of Habitat for Humanity Menominee River. The race starts and ends at the Menominee River Park in Kingsford with a start time of 10:30 AM.

Northern Lights YMCA Northwoods Triathlon:  (June 24, 2017) The Northern Lights YMCA is excited to once again host a local triathlon favorite.  The swim will take place in beautiful Lake Antoine, a clear and calm lake; the bike and run will be scenic routes surrounding the lake.  There will be three events including a Youth Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, and an Olympic Distance Triathlon. 

Lake Antoine Classic: (August 5, 2017) A benefit for Special Olympics. 15K Run and Bike travel through Fumee Lake Natural Area. The course is mostly flat, unpaved scenic trails. The 5 Mile Run, 5 Mile Walk and 2 Mile Run/Walk are around beautiful Lake Antoine. The course is flat and paved (will accomodate strollers). All events start and finish at Lake Antoine County Park, Iron Mountain, MI.

YMCA Mountain Mudder: Get ready to get muddy! This family-friendly event will take place at Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain, Michigan on Saturday, July 29. It is a fundraiser event to help support the Northern Lights YMCA.

Tour De Dickinson: (August 12, 2017) Whether You are a Hardcore, Serious Rider or Just Someone Who Loves to Ride a Bike, You Will Have a Great Time Riding Down Scenic Roads and Soaking in the Sights of Rivers, Country Land, Fumee Falls, Natural Water Springs and Much More. 6 different routes to suit your level of riding.

Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half Marathon: (September 23, 2017) The Iron Mountain Road and Trail offers a diverse 13.1 mile course with scenic diversity as it travels through historic downtown Iron Mountain, over the Chapin Mine Pit, alongside beautiful Lake Antoine, dipping into the picturesque Fumee Lake Natural area, back out and around the rest of Lake Antoine and back to downtown Iron Mountain.

Visit our website at www.ironmountain.org as more events are added throughout the year!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snowmobile Trail Bridge Re-opens

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has re-opened the bridge that was temporarily closed so replacement railing could be installed. The decking on the bridge was also replaced.


Now opens up Trail 2 leading to and from Dickinson County  to Florence County on the Wisconsin side of the river. The bridge work was completed over a month early. K & M Industrial of Gladstone was the contractor on the project.


Because the bridge is narrower after the repairs, it is now designated as "one way traffic". Users will now stop at the bridge and yield to any oncoming traffic.


With our recent snowfall, the opening of this bridge is perfect timing for snowmobile users to enjoy our great trail conditions!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Temporary Snowmobile Trail Closure

Dec. 12, 2016
Contact: Jeff Kakuk, 906-563-9247, ext. 109 or John Pepin, 906-226-1352

Temporary snowmobile trail closure announced for Dickinson County

No trail reroute available for Michigan-Wisconsin border crossing
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed a section of Snowmobile Trail No. 2, as work continues to repair railings and decking on a bridge between Michigan and Wisconsin, west of Iron Mountain.A Snowmobile Trail No. 2 bridge over the Menominee River, at the Michigan-Wisconsin border in Dickinson County, will be closed into next month.
“A recent engineering analysis of the Menominee River Bridge determined the railings and decking to be unsafe for snowmobile travel,” said Jeff Kakuk, DNR western U.P. trails specialist. “The DNR has worked as quickly as possible to get the railings and decking upgraded, but construction will drag into the snowmobile season resulting in a temporary trail closure.”
The snowmobile trail is closed between Pine Mountain Road in Michigan and Romitti Drive in Wisconsin until the bridge railings can be repaired. This closure is expected to remain in effect into January 2017.
There is not a feasible trail reroute available.
The Menominee River Bridge is a 392-foot-long, steel box truss span bridge constructed in 1901. Snowmobile Trail No. 2 utilizes the former Chicago Northwestern Railroad grade which originally traveled from Hermansville, Michigan to Hurley, Wisconsin. The snowmobile trail parallels the highway, providing recreational access to communities along the way.
Work on this repair project will consist of modifications to the existing railing to meet current safety standards. K & M Industrial LLC. of Gladstone has been contracted to do the work.
The project is being financed through Recreation Improvement Fund and Recreational Trails Program funding. The DNR's parks and recreation division is partnering with the Florence County (Wisconsin) Forestry and Parks Department, which will be co-funding the bridge improvements.
For more information on this project, contact Jeff Kakuk, DNR western Upper Peninsula trails specialist, at 906-563-9247, ext. 109.
To learn more about Michigan trails visit www.michigan.gov/trails.
/Note to editors: An accompanying photo is available below for download. A suggested caption follows. Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Bridge: A Snowmobile Trail No. 2 bridge over the Menominee River, at the Michigan-Wisconsin border in Dickinson County, will be closed into next month to make repairs to bridge decking and railings. No trail reroute is available./