When completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail (GGST) will be an 88-mile non-motorized, paved recreational trail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais, Minnesota. About 34 miles have been completed to date.
The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association (GGTA) is a private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization incorporated in July 1997, working to make the GGST a reality. Its mission is to promote, plan, construct, and maintain a premier recreational trail connecting the communities, state parks, and points of interest along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Working in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), the GGTA has sought funding for the trail and helped facilitate its design and maintenance.
Membership dues are used, in part, to pay for the GGTA's operations budget.These funds are used to create our newsletter and other publications, to organize and publicize our annual trail ride, and to contract for professional assistance in our efforts to fund the development and construction of the GGST through legislation and grants. Funds are also used to assist with trail maintenance and special projects through our collaboration with the DNR. Most important, with your help, we recently contracted with ARDC, our great partner, for indispensable administrative services for our small but enthusiastic organization.
The GGTA membership is statewide. A large percentage of GGTA members live outside the Lake Superior watershed.This widespread membership is key to developing broad state and federal legislative support for the completion of the trail. Please consider supporting the GGTA.
Support this GREAT trail on our Great Lake!