Extending Lakewalk in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

October 12, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2010 at 7:35 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's Newscenter) - The Lakewalk along Lake Superior in Duluth will soon give users a longer path to enjoy.

Workers will finish up the 3.1 mile extension of the paved path next to the biggest lake in the world.

The phase three extension of the popular trail stretches from forty-seventh avenue east to sixtieth avenue east.

But the plans for the lakewalk don't end at 60th Avenue.

The city has secured federal funding to increase the length of the trail even more in 2012.

"Extend the lakewalk to Brighton beach and we're also working on a master plan for the Munger trail extension which we call the cross city trail and that'll extend from the Munger trail at the zoo to canal park and the lake walk," said Matt Decur, Duluth project engineer.

In the future city engineers hope that the lakewalk will stretch from Hinckley to the Canadian Border.

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