View Full Version : GRAND MARAIS LAKESHORE TRAIL 89, WILL IT BE OPEN THIS YEAR?
11-24-2009, 10:18 PM
This is about the Lake Shore Trail # 89 West of Grand Marais that runs along Lake Superior, has anybody had a look at that area within the past 6 months? Just West of Log Slide where the paved road ends, it is a whole new world. It has been logged to death, the road is closed at the Hurricane River Camp Ground & there is earth moving equipment, (lots of it) parked in the once heavily wooded trail that ran from the Pictured Rocks to the Grand Sable Dunes. It is not passable at this time even with a 4 wheel drive ATV. It is very land disturbed to the point that is is not the familiar site that we all once knew. There are deep ravines dug, huge stump piles & it does not appear that the logging operation is anywhere near finished & I cant see how a groomer is going to get through there at this point. The Trail everyone knows is no longer. It appears that they are relocating this gravel "seasonal road / snowmobile trail" off the original shore road about 100 yards or so into the woods. I heard from some local G.M. people they are going to widen & pave it?? This may have something to do with the Adams Trail & the H-58 that runs through Kingston Lake road project that has been going on the past few years?
If anyone has any information on what is happening with the #89 lakeshore trail in the 09/10 snow season, Please inform us. I asked a few people up there & no one seemed to know a whole lot about it.
11-25-2009, 05:15 AM
I asked the same thing on another site and this is what I was told.
Hey, guys, I was up in Seney for the trail maintenance day this past Saturday (Sept 12). From the mouth of Don Reed (MSA and Seney President), he was at the meetings and the trail is NOT being rerouted or closed.
We'll probably have to watch it, though, during thaws and in late season. First to go is snow on paved surfaces.
11-25-2009, 09:34 AM
By the end of summer 2010 H-58 is going to be paved all the way from Munising to Grand Marais along with some of the other National Lakeshore access roads. They quit the road work and clearing the right-a-way at the Hurricane River this fall before the hunting seasons started. However the pavement is at least to the Kingston Lake State Forest Campground--maybe further now since they reopened the campground in August and the county had warm, dry weather in September. Talking to the Fire Officers I worked with in Seney that do the trail administration, everything is suppose to be a go for the winter. There are no plans at this time to plow H-58 past Kingston corner as that is where the last of the year around residents live. Once paving is complete is sounds like there are still no plans on plowing the road past Kingston corner or closing/moving the trails. As stated is the above post the trail will now just run on top of a paved surface so it will take it longer to accumulate snow in the fall/early winter and it will melt sooner in the spring.
11-25-2009, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the info. When we were up at the lakeshore in Oct, between the 12 Mile Beach and Hurricane River campgrounds, you couldn't go any farther east as they were making a new culvert (?) for the stream by the Ranger's house. It was all torn up and lots of trees down so they could move the road inland. Did you move out of Seney, Reese? Where to? Like your profile picture. We've had some tracks up by Driggs Lake recently.
11-25-2009, 05:36 PM
Yeah I took a transfer with the State and moved back to Reese(home) to finish college. I had been living in Seney for almost 2 years. Loved it up there, and hoping after I finish school I can transfer back up to the Newberry/Curtis/Seney/Grand Marais area again.
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