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Nolan Champions Bill Re-Routing 4,600-Mile Hiking Trail

Updated: 05/31/2014 10:49 PM
Created: 05/31/2014 10:10 PM WDIO.com

Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan is spearheading a bill that would finally complete a 4,600-mile hiking trail.

The North Country Scenic Trail stretches from North Dakota to Vermont, but since 1980 it's been bogged down near Remer. The proposed route went through some wetlands in that area, so the trail has been missing a link for decades.

Now Nolan wants to re-route the trail, incorporating hundreds of miles of existing trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and on the Superior Hiking Trail.

"The trail's been heavily used," Nolan said. "It's been very, very popular. It's just that when you get to Remer, you come to a dead end. And we want them to come all the way through the rest of the 8th District and down. And people want to, but we had this 100 miles of bog that it had to go through and it just was too expensive."

Nolan tells Eyewitness News they're already working on the Arrowhead corridor re-route. He believes it will boost tourism throughout the 8th District, as well as promote hiking and healthy living for residents.

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