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Tom Peterson, “That section of trail we built last week is the best one yet!”

A Tribute to Tom Peterson The Superior Hiking Trail has lost its “father.” Often touted as the father of the SHT, Tom Peterson passed away on June 14th, 2021. I remember Tom as the always enthusiastic on-the-ground route finder and trail building coordinator for the first six years of the Superior Hiking Trail. He grew […]

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Trail trainings coming this summer!

Resilient trails react to and interpret the landscapes through which they pass.  Trail stewardship asks us to see and assess how the trail is functioning not through our eyes, but through the Trails eyes. How do we sustain these gifts of the Trail? In 2018, the SHTA launched the Trail Renewal Program, a strategic effort […]

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Trail Construction Projects Coming to Duluth

     Several trail construction projects led by the City of Duluth will impact the route of the Superior Hiking Trail this summer. In the trail sections Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet to Waseca Street and Waseca Street to Skyline Parkway there will be snowmobile bridge construction beginning in June and extending into July. The old […]

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MN ENRTF 101: Critical Funds for the SHT and More

April 26, 2021 The Superior Hiking Trail has a long history and bright future with Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) and the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Many of the first miles of the Trail were built with funding provided by the LCCMR, and the ENRTF has been a source of […]

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Gooseberry Gap Gets Green Light

March 4, 2021 The Superior Hiking Trail Association recently gained approval for a Conditional Use Permit from the Lake County Planning Commission for the “Gooseberry Gap” project. This project, already approved by the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, is aimed at building a new, ecologically-sound route on public lands to reconnect the Superior Hiking Trail […]

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