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Trail that stretches from Ironwood to Detroit gets its nameSubmitted: 01/28/2015
LANSING, MI - People will eventually be able to hike or bike from Ironwood, Michigan all the way to Belle Isle Park in Detroit.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced the plans for the trail in 2012, and just this week, the trail got its name.

It will be called the Iron Belle Trail.

The Michigan DNR held a three-week trail naming contest this past fall.

It got nearly 9,000 entries.

The DNR director got the final say.

The trail will offer a more than 1250-mile hiking route, and a more than 770-mile biking route.

It will connect already existing trails.

The DNR is still in the process of finding funding for the trail.

More segments of the trail will open this year.

Story By: Lauren Stephenson

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