Sled dogs

The Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce is using a $3,900 state tourist department grant to create and publicize the first-ever Northern Pines Sled Dog Race. The new event, which aims to showcase northern Wisconsin’s natural beauty and recreation opportunities, will feature races with sprint lengths of 4.8, 8.4, 12.5 and 16.2 miles. Northern Pines Sled Dog Race will take place on Feb. 16 at Northern Pines Golf Course and Event Center in Iron River.

“Iron River is home to so many recreational opportunities, not just in the winter, but all year long. The area’s natural resources make it a great destination for silent sports enthusiasts,” said Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett.

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