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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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New Route Coming Near Silver Creek

January 15, 2021 A new route of the Superior Hiking Trail is coming next spring to the Silver Creek area near Two Harbors. Permissions have been secured to reroute around a parcel of private property where the landowner recently revoked permission for the Trail across their land. In the meantime, a short section of the […]

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Superior Hero Tales: Melody Morris

November 2, 2020 In late 2018, the SHTA launched an initiative to develop an internal land-management database to better organize, track, and update critical information for our trail protection efforts. The incredible team at Slalom, a tech consulting firm in Minneapolis, helped to build the custom database for us at no cost to SHTA. But […]

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