Experience The Western UP on the Iron Belle Trail

History, culture, and natural beauty await you on the Western Gateway of the Iron Belle Trail. Adorned by miles of forest, with overlooks of rivers and bluffs, you will pass over multiple railroad bridges and take in historical sites while experiencing the premier recreational opportunity in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Run, walk, bike, or even ski and snowshoe in the winter. The Iron Belle trail running through Ironwood, Bessemer, and Wakefield has your recreational goals covered.

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Connecting Communities

From Ironwood to Bessemer to Wakefield, the Western Gateway of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail connects people with the amazing heritage and natural beauty of the area.  The trail is complete from the Michigan-Wisconsin border to North Moore Street in Bessemer and construction will continue on to Wakefield in the coming years and connect up to the statewide Iron Belle Trail stretching to Belle Isle Park in Detroit.

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