Duluth Trail Enthusiasts Make Northland Trails More Accessible

By KBJR News 1

June 2, 2012 Updated Jun 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM CST

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---Trail enthusiasts across the nation are hitting the trails to celebrate the 17th annual National Trails Day.

Northlanders in Duluth spent most of the Saturday making local bike, ski and walking trails better for all.

Members of the Wheels on Trails club are working to make trails near the Hartley Nature Center more accessible for people with disabilities.

They hit the trails to spread awareness of their expanding horizon program.

Club members say they are always seeking volunteers to accompany each person with a disability on camping and trail events.

"Harley is our first one for the summer but we also have it at Munger Trail, we do an event there," Jamie Sieberg, of Wheels on Trails said. "The lake walk, we will go and take people out. We also have a camping thing at the Gitchee Gummee. Just around the Mesabi Iron Range Trail."

If you'd like to volunteer, check out the Expanding Horizons program.

Jennifer Walch
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