Saint Louis County & Northeastern Koochiching County Comprehensive Trails Plan

Summary

ARDC is currently working with Iron Range Tourism to develop a comprehensive trails plan for Saint Louis County and Northeastern Koochiching County.

A comprehensive trails plan document sets a vision for all trails in a designated area and identifies goals and strategies for future development of the area’s trail systems. The planning process and its final document will offer a strategic map for proactive planning and a tool for leveraging public funds and grant opportunities that can aid trail development efforts.


Meetings

  • Tuesday, September 26 @ 3:00 pm, Mesabi Station (111 Station 44 Road, Eveleth, MN 55734)
  • Tuesday, October 4 @ 3:00 pm, Mesabi Station (111 Station 44 Road, Eveleth, MN 55734)
  • Thursday, December 14 @ 11:30 am, Mesabi Station (111 Station 44 Road, Eveleth, MN 55734)

Planning Webinars

ARDC will be hosting webinars for the geographic areas being addressed by the St. Louis and Northeast Koochiching County Trails Plan. At each webinar, ARDC will describe what is known about the trails in that area, any upcoming trail expansion/improvements in that area, and review the Trails Inventory Map. Attendees will be asked to add their input into the process by describing additional improvement ideas, refining information about existing facilities, and commenting on other factors, such as trail safety, maintenance, and funding. The input will be used to further develop the recommended trail improvement actions for the Plan.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Northeast Koochiching County – Monday, April 16 @ 1:00 pm
  • Voyageur Country – TBD
  • Northern Range Area – TBD
  • Central Range Area – TBD
  • East Range Area – TBD
  • Southern St. Louis County – TBD

Who should attend?
Trail clubs, trail administrators, public land managers, trail users, tourism organizations, Chambers of Commerce, City officials, interested others.

Webinar dates and times will be determined using a meeting scheduling tool (“Doodle Poll”) that is sent out to interested individuals. If you or your organization would like to participate in a webinar, please email Michelle Pierson of ARDC at mpierson@ardc.org.


Documents for Review

Stay tuned for future review opportunities!


More Information

For more information on Iron Range Tourism’s comprehensive trails plan project, please contact:

Andy Hubley
Director
ARDC
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-529-7512 (direct)
Toll-free: 1-800-232-0707 ext. 512
Fax: 218-529-7592
Email: ahubley@ardc.org


Acknowledgements

The Saint Louis County & Northeastern Koochiching County Comprehensive Trails Plan is made possible by Explore Minnesota Tourism; Visit Ely; International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of Proctor; and the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB).

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