EXPLORE NORTHERN IRON COUNTY BACKYARD ADVENTURE MONTH

EXPLORE NORTHERN IRON COUNTY BACKYARD ADVENTURE MONTH

SEPTEMBER, 2020

Last year, NICER partnered with the Hurley Chamber of Commerce, Iron County Health Department and Whitecap Mountain Resort to bring you the Explore Northern Iron County Scavenger Hunt. When it came time to start planning this year's scavenger hunt, it became clear that like many other local events, the COVID-19 pandemic would create a few roadblocks. The Iron County Health Department was the main event organizer last year, but they have been extremely busy keeping Iron County residents safe and informed during the pandemic. So, NICER decided to get creative with planning the next scavenger hunt, with the support of Extension Iron County.

NICER members Ken Saari, Kelly Traczyk and Rebecca Holm (Extension Iron County) took the lead on this project. After much discussion about the unique natural and historical locations that are available right in our own backyards, the scavenger hunt was transformed into the Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month. What a fun way to learn more about Northern Iron County!

Organizers narrowed down 15 locations in the Northern Iron County area, which are categorized by a point system based on travel and trail difficulty. Whether you are a local or someone visiting our area for the first time, participants are encouraged to visit as many locations as they can during the month of September for a chance to collect points and win some really cool prizes!

Prizes have been generously donated by the following sponsors: Iron County Development Zone, Iron County Forestry, Edward Jones (Ken Saari/Hurley office), White Cross Pharmacy, and the Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce.

If you would like to participate in the Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month, please download and print a booklet HERE. Booklets can also be picked up at the following locations: Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce (office hours are limited, please call 715-208-0902), Extension Iron County (please call 715-561-2695, Monday-Friday between 8:00 - 4:00 pm, to reserve a booklet or have one mailed), Brite Spot, Sharon's, Cary Mine, Burgers Bar & Grill, Stoffel's Country Store, Midland Services, Giovanoni's, Iron County Health Department, North Lakes Clinic.

In order to qualify for prizes, participants are required to submit completed checklists and *photos from each destination, via email at benicer@nicer715.com or online at https://tinyurl.com/ironcountybackyardadventure.


*Submitted photos can be of the destination itself, selfies, group, pet photos, etc. The only catch is that we have to be able to see the location in each photo.

Respond to the EXPLORE NORTHERN IRON COUNTY BACKYARD ADVENTURE MONTH Facebook Event HERE!

Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month

Google Map

Check out the map to your right to view the 15 locations that we have chosen for the Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month.

By clicking each pinpoint, you will be able to view photos, directions, waypoints, a brief history/summary of each location and links to websites that provide more information about each location.

Cell service in some of these locations may not be available, so be sure to take your Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month booklet with you.

*The Whistle Overlook and Powder House locations are very close to one another, so be sure to zoom in to view pinpoints.