Gitchi-Gami State Trail
When completed, the Gtichi-Gami State Trail will be an 89-mile paved recreation trail that spans the distance between Two Harbors to Grand Marais. Currently, 29 miles of the trail have been completed. These include segments between Two Harbors and Beaver Bay, Beaver Bay to Silver Bay, and some found between Tofte and Lutsen. Due to lack of funding, work on the trail was halted in 2012, but the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association hopes to continue work on the project soon.
For now, you can enjoy the completed sections of the trail for non-motorized activities. These include hiking, biking, jogging, and inline skating. A finished portion of the trail runs right between Chateau LeVeaux and Highway 61, giving you easy access to the Tofte to Lutsen segment.
One of the best parts of the trail is that it will connect five state parks, four scientific and natural areas, and several historic sites along the North Shore.
With continued development on the trail, as well as the widening of the shoulder on Highway 61, the North Shore is becoming a perfect destination for bikers to get out and enjoy a safe, scenic ride.
You can view a map of the completed trail sections here. For more information on the development and progress of the Gitchi-Gami Bike Trail, visit the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association website.