The Northland is joining the country-wide celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6 with a slate of special events.

According to the City of Duluth, here's what you can expect:

  • Lakewalk:  Between 10AM and 2PM, you'll find a variety of representatives from the Duluth Invaders Service Initiative hosting an informational table at 23rd Avenue east and Water Street.  The subject matter will be the negative impact of invasive plants.  For more information, contact Cheryl Skafte - Volunteer Coordinator:  218-730-4334.
  • Jay Cooke State Park:  Between 10AM and 2PM, there will be two hikes scheduled in and around the park.  The long and short route options will offer hiking for almost everyone! Enjoy treats and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new section of trail before the hikes begin. No pre-registration is required for the hikes. The Long Hike is 5.9 miles and runs from the Wild Valley Rd. Trailhead to the Jay Cooke State Park Visitor Center. This NEW section of the SHT features a nice mix of forest, steep climbs and views of the St. Louis River and valley. The Short Hike is 2.5 miles, within Jay Cooke State Park. This hike crosses the famous Swinging Bridge and travels along the St. Louis River on the East and West Ridge state park trails.  For more information, call 218-834-2700.
  • Seven Bridges Road / Amity Trailhead:  The Duluth Area Horse Alliance will celebrate by hosting a walk designed to gather and trim the trail along Amity Creek Trail - a City of Duluth-designated horse trail.  This event runs from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  For more information, call Jerry Brost - the DAHTA Board Member:  763-228-2212.
  • Lester Park Trail Center:  The Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores will meet to help reconstruct and reconnect the part of the trail that was lost with last years road projects on Seven Bridges Road - bringing back the Amity Connector.  This event will occur from 10 AM to 2PM, with a break for lunch.  Come get your hands dirty and meet fellow riders and trail enthusiasts.  For more information, contact Waylon Munch at

The City of Duluth offers more than 180 miles of trails that stretch across the entire city.




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