Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Pilgrim River Watershed Trail Run/Hike to be Sunday, July 8

Pilgrim River trail volunteers, from left, Stephen Handler, Melissa Wenzel and Christine Handler, are pictured here during trail work earlier this year. The sign announces the Pilgrim River Watershed Project, a local conservation project supporting sustainable forestry, watershed protection, public recreation and education. (Photo © David Paulu and courtesy Christine Handler, his sister)

HOUGHTON -- Join Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) and Keweenaw Running Group for a recreational trail run or hike at the Pilgrim River Watershed Project Boundary Road trail at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 8. Participants will travel the 3.5 mile trail, which consists of two track and rugged single track. The trail runs along the Pilgrim River and its tributaries. There will be faster, slower and hiking pace groups. On-leash dogs are welcome.

Afterwards, participants are invited to join KLT board member Christine Handler for post-run muffins and coffee at her home near the trailhead. Click here for directions. (See South Loop/Boundary Road Access.) Note that parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

According to Handler, this trail was largely undamaged by the June 17 storm and is still easily passable.

The Pilgrim River Watershed Project is a local conservation project supporting sustainable forestry, watershed protection, public recreation and education. The property includes over 3 miles of the Pilgrim River, including a good portion of the River's headwaters. To learn about the project and how it benefits the community click here.

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