Legacy Fund delivers $700,000 to Mesabi Trail

The Mesabi Trail will receive northern Minnesota’s largest grant from the Minnesota Legacy Fund’s Parks and Trails program, in the form of $700,000 for improvements and development.

This trail will one day extend from Grand Rapids to Ely along the iron formation of the Mesabi Range. About 115 miles are now complete, with some remaining connections still in the works.

Much of this money will go toward developing some of the unfinished trail near the new Vermilion State Park on the far eastern Range. Some will also go toward improving signage and parking along the trail.


  1. Interesting.
    I’ve ridden the length of the trail from Grand Rapids to the end (for now), near Hoyt Lakes, or Hwy. 135, and I don’t see any issues with parking.
    When done it’ll pass through 20 plus communities, with trail access no more than a 1/2 mile away from any parking spot in any town the M.T. passes through.
    Thanks for posting this info!!
    Peace, Joboo

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