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Lake Vermilion Trail - Trail Location Study
(in collaboration with SRF Consulting, Inc.)



The Lake Vermilion Trail is proposed to be a paved, non-motorized trail that connects the cities of Cook and Tower, Minnesota while paralleling the south shore of Lake Vermilion. This will provide an alternative on/off road transportation route that connects people to the scenic beauty of the south shore area of Lake Vermilion. GAC is tasked with providing GIS mapping and analysis products to the Lake Vermilion Trail Steering Committee. The committee will use these products to locate the best potential trail alignments and amenity locations of several sections of the proposed Lake Vermilion Trail.


Several refined maps of the potential trail route will be created to identify issues and opportunities for the trail through the utilization of GIS data. This project includes data from St. Louis County, Minnesota DNR, the National Wetland Inventory, and the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office. Through the use of this gathered information, numerous maps such as right of way maps, trail segment maps and simple base maps will be produced and presented to SRF Consulting, Inc. for further analysis of the best potential trail alignment for this project.





Stacey Stark (GAC), SRF Consulting Group, Inc.,
Kate Carlson (Geography), Stephanie Gibeau (GAC)
Funded by Arrowhead Regional Development Commission


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