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Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

Gitchi Gami State Trail pinpointed on MinnesotaMission

Work with MnDOT and DNR in the planning, development, construction, maintenance, and promotion of the trail, and to organize trail activities, including the Annual Ride.

Friends Since

Groundwork for the group laid in late 1980s, group officially formed in 1996.

Two men standing on the trail
Gitchi Gami Trail Association Past Presidents Bill Blank (left) and Scott Harrison
bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back
Biking along the North Shore's Gitchi Gami State Trail
Woman with microphone
Gitchi Gami Trail Assoc. speaking at P&TC's Day on the Hill
Gitchi Gami Trail Association members gathered around table
Gathering to discuss plans for the trail

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Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.

2019

Coming soon.

2018

bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back

Gitchi Gami: trail development

AMT FUNDED
Gitchi Gami: trail development

Build a 1.5 mile trail extension into Lutsen, plus planning and design costs for other segments.

bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back

Gitchi-Gami: trail development

AMT FUNDED
Gitchi-Gami: trail development

Build a 1.2-mile trail extension into Tofte.

2017

Great River Ridge State Trail

Bonding Bill

AMT FUNDED
Bonding Bill
The final piece of the 2017 budget agreement was a $988 million bonding bill (HF 5), which passed in the wee hours on the last day of session. The bonding bill funds building and infrastructure projects, including park and trail projects. Specifically, the bill includes: ...

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