Duluth Unveils New Mission Creek Trail

Updated: 08/15/2014 8:53 PM
Created: 08/15/2014 7:44 PM

Duluth is really living up to its name as the best outdoor city.

The Mission Creek Trail System opened up Friday. It's six miles long with another 3.5 miles already open in Lester Park. The grand opening completes phase one of the Duluth Traverse Trail Project.

So, how many miles will be complete by the end of summer?

"We'll be right around 70 and we're hopeful, with a couple different funding sources that are potentially available next year, to get to 90 percent," COGGS Co-Chair Adam Sundberg said.

The goal for the project is 100 miles total. It was funded by a $250,000 Minnesota Legacy Grant.

Sundberg thanked city, county and state government for support of the project Friday.

The Kraus Anderson Bike Duluth Festival Inaugural Race will be held this weekend on the Mission Creek Trail.

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