In a previous post I wrote about the need for riders to get involved and let the DNR know how much the proposed changes to the Matthew Lourey state trail would help them.
Yesterday I received an update from the DNR saying that the DNR Division of Parks and Trails approved the trail amendment!
This means that you will soon have an OHM alternative to the Gandy Dancer Trail when going between the St. Croix and Nemadji forests. The new trail is a total of 47 miles long and will provide a much more interesting ride than the Gandy for dual sports.
Keep in mind that more work needs to be done before the trail is “officially” open. It will take time to put up signs, update DNR maps, do some trail maintenance, etc. So look for an official grand opening later this year.
In the mean time check out this document for more info.
Thank you all that spoke up, wrote letters, and helped communicate to the DNR how important this trail is.