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Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Life is Outdoors in Mercer, Wisconsin

From the vast water wonderland of the 14,300 acre Turtle Flambeau Flowage to the far-reaching wilderness of the 74,500 acres of public forestland, Mercer offers authentic outdoor adventures that you will remember long after you’ve returned home.

Whether you choose to explore on snowmobile, ATV, car, camper, bike, boat, skis, or by foot, you are sure to discover the unending, unique fascination of the Northwoods.

Every season offers a new way to experience our natural beauty. The quiet of winter snow is broken by the sounds of spring peepers that fade as the loon’s calls fill the lakes in the summer. Finally, the woods explode in a riot of color in autumn and then the cycle begins again. That’s the beauty of Mercer.  You can’t go wrong . . .  life is outdoors.


Monthly Photo Contest

Claire d'Loon

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Iron County Heritage Festival
Jul 25 – Aug 9 all-day
Iron County Heritage Festival
Our Heritage Festival will let you experience Iron County’s past. At the same time you’ll be able to experience a wide variety of festivals and activities that tell you the story of Iron County today.   You can request our Heritage Festival brochure by calling our office:  715-561-2922 or by contacting the Hurley Chamber of Commerce:  715-208-0902
Used Book Sale @ Mercer Public Library – CANCELLED
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

The Mercer Library’s summer USED BOOK SALE will be on Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10 during normal library hours. Great bargains on books, DVDs, puzzles, and games for everyone in the family. Friday afternoon and Saturday will feature “BAG SALES” – all the books you can fit in your bag for just $2.
We will begin accepting donations of gently used books and other media for the sale beginning in July. Please CLICK HERE for details on what items we can accept.
For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.
Cribbage at the Mercer Senior Center
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Cribbage at the Mercer Senior Center @ Mercer Senior Center

Cribbage is played each Friday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Please contact Dorothy Wahner (715-476-0430) or Judy Bugni (715-476-3511) if you are interested in joining us.

Mercer Food Pantry Open
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you are in need and cannot come in during open hours, please call 715-476-7655 to set up an appointment.

Coffee & Coloring – Mercer Library – CANCELLED
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Coloring - Mercer Library - CANCELLED @ Mercer Library

Join the Mercer Library for a relaxing afternoon of coffee and coloring on Friday from 2-4pm. Bring your own paper craft project or use our coloring sheets and supplies. All are welcome!  For more information, call 715-476-2366 or visit


Paavo Nurmi Marathon – Hurley
Aug 8 all-day

Paavo Nurmi Marathon…. Since 1969 the Paavo Nurmi Marathon has challenged runners from all over. 26.2 miles of hills, humidity, and heat make the course one of a kind. After celebrating the historic marking of 50 years, the race committee is excited to announce a new course route ****NOT certified for the 2019 Event*** (will be certified for the 2020 event) to the Paavo weekend!

The brand new course starting and ending on Silver Street in downtown Hurley will now create a new unique out and back course with a twist. The course will offer a safe, northern rustic experience through the historic communities along the way. Planning the new route has been a challenging experience for the committee, working to keep the traditional feel of the Paavo while finding a safer way for participants to explore Northern Iron County.

The Full Marathon and relays will begin on Silver Street while the Half Marathon begins at mile marker 13.1 (located on Hwy. Cty E) all at 7:30am Saturday

Community Pickleball Paddlers – Mercer School Gym – CANCELLED
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rooted Soul Yoga – Weekend Flow
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

A beautiful mediation connecting breath and movement is defined as Vinyasa flow. This more traditional style class combines Sun Salutations and Warrior poses to get the energy flowing at a nice steady pace. Each class will offer a fresh, new flow to release stress and tension in the body while building strength and flexibility. This practice can be modified for any age and ability.