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Revamp coming to some of the Superior Hiking Trail’s most loved — and busiest — routes

Jul 22, 2023 06:38AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: The Superior Hiking Trail Association has plans to revamp and reinforce parts of the trail section that passes Bean and Bear lakes - Creative Commons/Sharon Mollerus/MinnPost

By  - MinnPost - July 22, 2023

It’s a view — overlooking Bean and Bear lakes near Silver Bay — that has become iconic, spreading far and wide in social media posts and hiking guides that promote the most beautiful stops on the Superior Hiking Trail and across Minnesota.

But the fame and accessibility — the lakes are on a 6.8-mile loop with a trailhead that is a short drive from Highway 61 along the North Shore, making it attractive for day hikes and overnight trips — come with wear and tear, including erosion from increasingly heavy use. The trail needs some love.

To read the full story, visit the MinnPost site here. 

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