DNR gives out Iron Belle grants

Mar 17, 2017

MARQUETTE, MI--   Four U.P. entities are getting a portion of $350,000 in funding from the Department of Natural Resources for projects along the state’s Iron Belle Trail.

The route is the longest state-designated trail in the nation and includes more than 2,000 miles of hiking and biking routes from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood.

  • The North Country Trail Association of Ontonagon and Gogebic counties is getting $4,200 for informational panels at trailheads or other parking areas near the trail.
  • The NCTA of Luce County will receive $17,050 for improvements of five trail sections around Wolf Lake.
  • The Ottawa National Forest in Ontonagon County is getting $30,000 for replacement of the Bush Creek Bridge. 
  • GEI Consultants of Iron County will get $30,000 for a feasibility study to connect the east and west segments of the Iron Belle Trail and the Iron County Heritage Trail.