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End of season brings new beginnings for Wolverine Nordic Ski Trail


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A skier takes takes to the trail for what may be the final time of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Wolverine Nordic Trail in Ironwood Township.


Ironwood - As the season draws to a close at the Wolverine Nordic Ski Trail, plans are already being made for next year's trails.

The trail hosted a slew of successful events throughout the winter months this year and is in the planning stages of next year's events and development. "We had a great year, and we're looking forward to next year." said trail member Deborah Leonard.

Most recently, the Ladies' Lunch was held at the trail. Any ladies interested in learning to ski and spending time with fellow trail-goers were welcome to attend the event. The response was encouraging and they have "already received requests to hold another." said Leonard.

The trails also hosted 2nd graders from schools around the area for the Learn to Ski Program offered free of charge with suggested donations.

There are plans for the development of a new trail for novice skiers in the near future as well as the possible joining with the Iron Belle Trail system as an auxiliary mountain bike trail.

The year end Land Owner's Appreciation Dinner and other events will be scheduled at Monday night's board meeting as well as the worker-bee dates for volunteers interested in helping construct new trails beginning in June.

While the snowshoeing and skiing may be coming to a close, the trails will continue to remain open for mountain biking and hiking throughout the warmer seasons.

All information on upcoming event dates and times as well as early bird membership applications will be available on the Wolverine website at

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