Hope To Create Outdoor Recreational Opportunities
Superior City Councilors Craig Sutherland and Brent Fennessey are trying to connect Billings Park to the Osaugie trail in Superior’s east end. The shortest distance from the Millennium Trail to the Osaugie is roughly 5.2 miles long.
Mr. Sutherland represents the 8th district in Billings Park, and Mr. Fennessey is from the 5th district in the East End.
The Millennium segment in the Municipal Forest is 1.6 miles long and stretches from Elmira Avenue to Billings Drive. The Osaugie Trail travels for 5 miles along the Superior Bay from the Bong Museum to Moccasin Mike Road near the Humane Society of Douglas County.
The following video was created by local photographer Joe Polecheck to help promote the vision of Sutherland and Fennessey.
Were the two trails to be connected, their combined length would be almost 12 miles. This would certainly create new exciting hiking and biking opportunities for local residents and visitors to our city.
A third trail, the Pokegama is over 6 miles long within the Superior Municipal Forest and was created and is maintained by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gummee Shores (COGGs)
Their goal is to make this an all-seasons trail from bikes to snowmobiles. To their point, the trail is already blazed, so why not make it for EVERYONE to use? It should be noted that the Pokegama is listed as a non-motorized trail on the City’s website.
According to Mr. Sutherland, “This video was created to not only promote the Municipal Forest, but also promotes all recreational uses within the forest. Councilor Brent Fennessey and I are looking into what it would take to turn the Cross Town Segment into a year round trail. Snowmobiles in the winter, and bikes during other seasons. Please share and help promote our amazing backyard!”