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Two New Stops Open on North Shore in Time for Weekend

May 26, 2018 07:25AM ● By Editor

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Officials cut the ribbon at two stops along the North Shore on Thursday.  Photo:  Carl Sauer/WDIO-TV

From WDIO-TV - May 25, 2018

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend visitors, North Shore leaders cut the ribbon on two stops on Thursday.

The upgrade to the Caribou Falls Wayside Rest includes a formal restroom and 25 new parking spaces. Erika Rivers, the Department of Natural Resources' Director of State Parks and Trails, says the upgrades directly benefit the public.

"Minnesota State Parks and Trails manages nine wayside stations across the state of Minnesota. Five of them are up here in the North Shore because the North Shore is getting so much attention. This was really necessary to provide a place to get off safely, rest your eyes, rest themselves before they go down to the cities or further up the shore," Rivers said.

Meanwhile, a second ribbon cutting celebrated the new Gitchi-Gami Trail connection between Beaver Bay and Silver Bay. Until now, adventurists would reach Silver Bay on the Gitchi-Gami Trail and there was just a dirt road. Hikers and bikers now have a formal trail between the two points. 

"Come out and enjoy what God's given us. One way you can do that is just walking or biking on the hike trail. Go 100 miles, go 10 miles. Come out and enjoy yourself and just slow down," said Silver Bay Mayor Scott Johnson.

Johnson says he enjoys having more people getting out there along the trail and seeing all that Silver Bay and the North Shore have to offer. 

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