- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (AP) - Bike tours are planned next month along a trail network that connects Upper Peninsula historic sites across the Marquette Iron Range.

The tours hosted by the Michigan Iron Industry Museum take place July 10, 17 and 24.

The tours begin at the museum and then follow along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, which highlights historic sites and human stories from the area.

Before setting off, participants will become acquainted with the Carp River Forge site, where iron mined on the Marquette Range was forged in the 1840s. From the museum, riders will head toward the Jackson Mine in Negaunee, which provided iron ore.

Other stops include Old Towne Negaunee and the site of the Pioneer Furnace. More details are posted on the museum’s website.

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Online:

http://www.michigan.gov/ironindustrymuseum

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