Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month

Extension Iron County has joined forces with NICER (Northern Iron County Engaged Residents to provide the EXPLORE NORTHERN IRON COUNTY BACKYARD ADVENTURE MONTH!

In the summer of 2019, 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!

If you would like to participate in the Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month, please download and print a booklet below. 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).

For rules, an interactive map, list of sponsors, and other details about this event, visit: www.nicer715.com. If you have any other questions, feel free to call Extension Iron County Office Manager, Rebecca Holm at 715-561-2695 or 715-862-0800.

Click the link below to download a booklet:

Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month.pdf