DNR to begin work on Houghton to Chassell rail-trail

Contact: John Pepin, 906-226-1352
Agency: Natural Resources

July 9, 2020

Trail restoration work along the Houghton to Chassell rail-trail in Houghton County is scheduled to begin Monday.

Segments of the trail were impacted severely during the 2018 Father’s Day flood, which also caused millions of dollars of damage to other DNR-managed trails in the region.

“This initial phase of our reconstruction efforts this summer will include brushing, ditching, culvert cleaning and sediment removal,” said Ron Yesney, Upper Peninsula trails coordinator with the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division. “While a good deal of trail work remains to be completed, we are pleased to begin fixing this recreational trail important to Houghton County.”

For questions or concerns about the project, contact Ron Yesney at 906-228-6561 or by email at yesneyr@michigan.gov.

For more information on recreational trails in Michigan, visit the DNR’s webpage at: Michigan.gov/DNRtrails. To find out the latest on trail and other closures, visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.