Funding of more than $500,000 has been secured for 30 different projects, on a trail that leads up to the U.P. The Associated Press reports, The Michigan DNR recently made the awards as part of an effort to push forward the completion of the Iron Belle Trail. The trail has two hiking and bicycling routes that combine for more than 3,000 miles between Detroit and Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. This is the fourth year the DNR has issued grants specifically for Iron Belle Trail development.