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Trail needs missing link filled


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail stretches from Lake Michigan's shores to the Minnesota border, but the DNR and National Park Service say there are many missing links to make it a "true trail."

In Chippewa County several miles of the trail run along roadsides and far from the forests and glacial remnants of Western Wisconsin.

The two agencies are working to create a new corridor from Cornell to Stanley and have proposed two routes for the public to approve.

"Hopefully get a trail that's off road, that's essentially 18-24 inches wide.  It's a footpath.  There's no motorized vehicles, no bicycles, it's just a hiking path.  It enables people to get back into the nature of Chippewa County," says DNR trail coordinator Cameron Bump.

The National Park Service will be hosting a meeting Saturday from noon until 3 p.m. to seek public feedback and some landowner's permission to run the trail through their property.

The meeting will be held at the Cornell High School and we'll have a follow up report Saturday.

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