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7 miles of Pere Marquette Trail closing for repaving

Wed, May  26, 2010 - By Mike Muha

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail between Midland and Clare, MichiganThe Department of Natural Resource and Environment announced that about 7 miles of Pere Marquette State Rail-Trail will be temporarily closed during the months of June and July. The 30 mile Pere Marquette trail runs between Midland and Clare. The closed portion of the trail is from Mystic Lake easterly to west of the city of Farwell in Clare County.

This temporary closure is due an asphalt surfacing project which is expected to be completed by the end of July. The project is funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation from funding it received from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Questions concerning this closure may be directed to Todd Neiss, DNRE recreation specialist, at 231-775-9727. Information regarding other trail opportunities may be found on the DNRE website www.michigan.gov/dnre, under Outdoor Recreation.

Rollerskiers should look forward to a nice, freshly paved section of trail this fall!