December 18, 2022

Miners Park Candlelight Snowshoe Set for Wednesday, Dec 28th

Capping another eventful year, the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood is hosting its 11th annual Candlelight Snowshoe on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event starts and ends at the Aurora Club at 101 Penokee Road, which provides a warm and comfortable place for everyone to gather before or after the event.

Participants of all ages can enjoy a hike, snowshoe or cross country ski along a one-mile section of candlelit trail in the Miners Park, with free snowshoes available to borrow if needed.

A donation of $5 helps groom and maintain the trails in the park, which is entirely funded and maintained by volunteers. You can also donate to the Friends group or make a donation for trail grooming at the website ---

“The support we get the from community continues to make it all possible,” says Rick Semo, president of the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. “And getting a lot of early season snow has only helped get winter lovers out to enjoy the trails.”

The Candlelight Snowshoe is not a group start. People can simply show up and go any time between 6-8 p.m. Treats, hot drinks and a warm fire await in the Aurora Club.

Established in 2010 in a former iron ore mining site, the 167-acre Miners Memorial Heritage Park features 5 kilometers of regularly groomed cross country ski trails along with 10 miles of multi-use trails open year round for snowshoeing, hiking or mountain biking. The park is part of the city of Ironwood parks system.

The SISU Ski Fest racecourse also uses a portion of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park trail system on its route from ABR Trails to the “Finnish Line” at the City Square in downtown Ironwood.

For more information:

Rick Semo, Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park

[email protected]