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Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail

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Iron Belle trail is a path through history.

Beginning on the west side of the Montreal River in Hurley Wisconsin, the well paved Iron Belle... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Rod S
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Ironwood, Michigan
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Picturesque and a great ride

I needed to get some exercise on our trip to Ironwood. Learned about the trail so I brought my... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
DocDave52
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Michigan's Iron Belle Trail starts (going East) and ends (going West) in Downtown Ironwood at beautiful Depot Park! Enjoy hiking and biking along the miles of trail that run from Ironwood to Bessemer. And, while you are enjoying “mile 0” of the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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150 N Lowell St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2032
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Beginning on the west side of the Montreal River in Hurley Wisconsin, the well paved Iron Belle trail crosses a nineteenth century railroad bridge into Michigan. A great trail for hikers and bikers, it leads you into Ironwood, the western most city in Michigan. Within...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rod S
Reviewed October 4, 2018

seems like a nice trail..it is paved and a lot of bikes...we walked part of it...well kept and nice scenery

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan S
TimE2040, Community Development at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Susan, thank you for your writing a nice review for our trail. We are glad that you enjoyed your walk, please visit us again!

Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you enjoy running, blading or biking in nature this is the perfect trail to do it on. Very well kept and smooth ride. We enjoyed every bit of it. Use maps though to find it if you start in Bessemer- the entrance is back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TimE2040, Community Development at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of our trail, we are glad that you enjoyed it! The trail will soon be getting an extension through Bessemer to Ramsay, MI, and will be much easier to find when that is complete. Thank you for riding our...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

I needed to get some exercise on our trip to Ironwood. Learned about the trail so I brought my bike. A flat, scenic, well cared for trail with historical highlights presented to the riders. Benches to sit and rest if you need to. A great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tim E, Community Development at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you found our trail enjoyable and that you were able to use it each day of your stay. We have many community volunteers and staff that help to keep our trail beautiful, clean, safe and well...More

Reviewed July 8, 2018

I was in the area when the trail opened last year but didn't have my bicycle with me. This year I brought my bike specifically to use the trail. Given the road conditions in this weather worn area, lots of pot holes and cracks, it's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank laura m
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Ironwood and several nearby cities collaborated to create a walking/bicycling trail on an abandoned railway site. Result? A beautiful wooded site where rabbits, birds, butterflies, deer, and wildflowers can be frequently spotted. Enjoy this with the family.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

I've walked and cycled on recreational trails from Florida to the UP of Michigan. This is my favorite and it will only get better as they open up more trail to the East. That said I wish bicyclists would warn walkers as they approach to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 05V-Rod
Reviewed April 9, 2018

You can walk for many miles...thru treed areas, along the highway...or ride a bike...walk a dog...you can do it...it is a great gem in the backwoods of the UP

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank culaugh2012
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This new trail right now is only 7 miles long to Bessemer but worth every mile. It is wide blacktopped with benches, picnic tables signs that explain the bridges and what you are seeing. I can't wait for the rest of the trail to be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

What's interesting about this trail is that many times it runs parallel to a multi use trail. So purists who wants nothing but quiet may not care for it. However for those who understand that we need alternatives to roadways and places for recreation that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Dusty F
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