The mission of the Iron County Heritage Trail is
“To enhance, link, and preserve those unique aspects of this area’s heritage for the enjoyment of all.”
The Friends of the Heritage Trail (Friends Group), a 501C-3, was formed in 1999. The Friends Group membership is open to representation from:
Tom Lesandrini -Chair
Al Pieper -Vice-Chair
Katie Keller - Secretary
Pat Dishaw -Treasurer
To join the Friends Group, download our membership form.
Since 1999, the Friends Group has successfully accomplished a number of Iron County Heritage Trail projects including:
The Friends Group continues to meet at least quarterly and build awareness of the historic resources throughout Iron County.
Thanks to our 2013 Heritage Trail Members and Sponsors:
Individual Members: Pat Dishaw, Tom Lesandrini, Jack Schultz, Marcia Bernhardt, Harold Bernhardt, and Al Pieper.
Commercial Members and Contributing Sites: Harbor House Museum, Mansfield Pioneer Church, GEI Consultants, Mastodon Township, Iron County Historical & Museum Society, Stambaugh Township, Mansfield Township, Village of Alpha, Alpha Historical Museum, West State Wide Real Estate, First National Bank of Crystal Falls, Peninsula Title & Abstract and UPPCO.
Support the Trail
The Friends of the Heritage Trail in coordination with Iron County are working towards constructing a 22-mile non-motorized paved pathway that will connect the communities of Crystal Falls and Iron River. Funding has been secured for the first phase which will connect the existing Apple Blossom Trail to Pentoga Park. To donate to this project, click here.
For visitor information about the Iron County Heritage Trail, contact the Iron County Chamber of Commerce at 906-265-3822, firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 50 East Genesee St., Iron River, MI, 49935.
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