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Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail

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Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail

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Audge L wrote a review Jul 2020
Yorkville, Illinois10 contributions1 helpful vote
What a gem if you are in the Hurley, Ironwood, or Bessemer area. Bridges, wildflowers, birds, benches to sit on, garbage cans, and informational signs and mile markers are among the things you will see in this paved trail.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Travelironwood, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail
Responded Jul 8, 2020
Thank you for your excellent review of our trail! There are many volunteers that work many hours to make this trail so great.
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Jane wrote a review Sep 2019
32 contributions3 helpful votes
While on a business trip I wanted to stretch my legs before getting back in the car for a 4 hour drive so I stopped at the Iron Belle Trail to go for a walk. The trail is beautiful and extremely well kept. It would be great for biking too. Since I was walking I only went about 2 miles but I believe the trail goes all the way to Bessemer which is approximately 7 miles. I will definitely bring my bike the next time I drive this way.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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georgygirl wrote a review May 2019
29 contributions11 helpful votes
This is the best thing that has happened to our area. Young and old utilize the Iron Bell Trail. People walk, rides bikes, roller blade. One trail ones all the way to the /Wisconsin border. There is plans on extending the trail. Again a great addition for all
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Date of experience: May 2019
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VicCalore wrote a review Feb 2019
Hurley, Wisconsin61 contributions7 helpful votes
A four season trail to be enjoyed by all. You can bike, hike, or ski this trail from Hurley, WI. to Bessemer, MI.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Rod S wrote a review Dec 2018
Ironwood, Michigan25 contributions10 helpful votes
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 a few hundred yards you come upon the Ironwood depot/historical center. This beautiful edifice was built in 1893 to accommodate the influx of immigrants and Americans seeking work in the great iron mines surrounding the area. A quarter billion tons of high grade ore passed the depot headed to the ore docks 40 miles west. Passing through Ironwood, the trail continues towards Bessemer. A variety of animals can be seen along the way such as deer, rabbits, Ruffed Grouse, turtles, ducks, and if you are fortunate like I was, an eagle! About halfway to Bessemer you will cross an iron bridge built in the 1890’s. A bench is provided for those who wish to sit and admire the wonderful architecture of this piece of history. As one continues past the bridge, a large pond comes into view compliments of a family of beaver, whose home can be viewed across the pond. Many species of trees are evident from hardwoods to softwoods as you make your way to Bessemer. With little more than a mile to go, you cross Powdermill creek. Again, a bench is provided to sit and listen to the tranquility of water tumbling over rocks. The trail terminates in Bessemer where, as along the entire trail, signposts will give you a history lesson of the beautifully scenic Iron Belle!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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