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The Western Gateway trail is part of the western portion of the greater Iron Belle Trail. It runs from the Ironwood, on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, eastward to Bessemer, Michigan. The multi-use pathway follows the old Soo Railroad right-of-way. Ironwood acts as a gateway to the Western Upper Peninsula (U.P.), famous for its diverse natural heritage and stunning beauty. Whether walking, biking or snowshoeing, the Western Gateway trail provides exceptional views of the trailhead towns and the surrounding woodlands.
Ironwood is "mile 0" of the Iron Belle Trail, which traverses the state, terminating at Belle Isle, Detroit.
Traveling west on US Route 2 turn right onto Business US2/Douglas Boulevard. Drive for 1/4 mile into Downtown Ironwood; parking is available at Depot Park trailhead.
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