“I’m just headed to take down the gate now,” a trail builder said as I stopped to talk with him about a new segment of the Duluth Traverse connecting Hawk Ridge to Vermillion Street at Park Hill Cemetery, which will eventually (likely next year) connect with the trail system at Hartley Park.
“This is incredible,” I said to my Dad who was up visiting from St. Cloud and riding the trails with me.
It wasn’t until this past week that I truly grew to appreciate how amazing the Duluth Traverse is. I was able to leave my house in Woodland and bike all the way to Lester using professionally built bike trails. The segment between Vermillion and Jean Duluth is brand spanking new and rides fast in both directions!
There is so much to look forward to as COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchie Gumee Shores) plans to create one of the best trail systems in the nation, linking up existing trail systems to cyclists can bike all the way from Lest Park to Mission Creek.
I need to start carrying multiple spares in case I end up 20 miles from my house with a flat 😉
Duluth Outdoors Managing Editor
DULUTH, MINNESOTA — The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness will host two Minnesota showings of SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival this September. Tickets are now on sale for the Minneapolis showing on Friday, September 11th, and for the Duluth showing on Saturday, September 19th.