The weather is slowly getting better and the snow is melting. Because of that, it's good to check with the city of Duluth to see if it's time to get into the woods or on some of the bike trails. Here's what the official word is:

The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division is requesting the public to stay off all natural surface City trails until conditions improve. All natural surface (hiking/biking/skiing) trails are closed until the soil has completely dried out and further notice is given.

Staying off trails will help minimize damage by foot or by bike. The City recommends using the Lakewalk and the Western Waterfront Trail during this time; they remain open for use due to their hardened surfaces.

If you are thinking of getting out and biking or walking on the trails, updates are available by calling the trails hotline at (218) 730- 4323.