The Duluth News Tribune
has reported that a 17-mile section of the highly anticipated 70-mile Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System
in Aitkin County and Itasca County, Minnesota, had its grand opening last Wednesday. The paper reported that the new trail system, which has been in planning for four years, extends off the Soo Line ATV Trail and has two loops by Lawler, Minn.
Phase 1 is one key step in the construction of the entire 70-mile route, which was mandated for construction by the Minnesota Legislature, according to the Duluth News Tribune. It also stated more than half of the trail system (roughly 40 miles) could be open by the end of the summer. Like other Minnesota ATV trails, the Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System was paid for through the state’s ATV fund, grants and other donations. The paper reported that local businesses are already noticing more ATV traffic on the new loops, which have been open since early June.
Learn more about the Minnesota DNR’s Grant-In-Aid Program
Learn more about Aitkin County ATV Trails
Learn what the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) has to say about the new system and others. Visit ATVAM on Facebook.
Find out more about the Evergreen-Pac ATV Club and other Minnesota ATV Clubs in that vicinity.