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Work continues on Ancient Cedars Trail

Posted 10/21/20

TOWER- New informational kiosks have been installed at the start of the Mesabi Bike Trail by the train depot, and at the start of the new Cedars Trail. The kiosks were installed with help from Dan …

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Work continues on Ancient Cedars Trail

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TOWER- New informational kiosks have been installed at the start of the Mesabi Bike Trail by the train depot, and at the start of the new Cedars Trail. The kiosks were installed with help from Dan Broten, of the Prospector ATV Club, who also built the three new kiosks, trail volunteers, and the city of Tower, who helped with the installation of the kiosk roofs. The two larger kiosks by the depot will also host information on other area trails, including ATV, snowmobile, and bike trails, as well as interpretive information on the old growth cedars, once they are completed.
Tower-Soudan Elementary fifth- and sixth-graders got a chance to explore the new trails earlier this month, with help from trail volunteers Mary Shedd and Marshall Helmberger. The students are working on ideas for naming each of the trail loops, which are marked with different colors.
Trail maps are installed at the entry to the Cedars Trail boardwalk and are posted at trail intersections. To get to the trail, park at the depot parking lot and walk approximately one-third of a mile east on the bike trail, then turn right onto the grassy snowmobile trail, cross the wooden bridge, and the boardwalk entrance is on your left.

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