The City of Ironwood passed an ordinance in 2011 that designated 167 acres of city-owned land in the center of Ironwood as Miners Memorial Heritage Park. This area contained five iron ore mines in the first half of the 20th century. The Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park has created a 2.6 mile looping trail through a portion of this area for hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Plans are in the works to add historical interpretive signs along the trail. To enter the trail, park at the baseball field's parking lot on Ayer Street.