Plans are in the works to better manage the trail system in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The first steps toward creating a Recreational Authority for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties are underway.


The County Board of Commissioners voted to support the process that would bring the recreational trail system in the area under county control.


Not everyone at the meeting was in support of a trail system that would allow both motorized and non-motorized recreation.  A representative from the Portage Lake Land Owners Association voiced her organization’s support for non-motorized activity only.


WUPPDR’s Lori Hauswirth said she understands that it will take some effort to bring everyone together on the project.


Representatives from Houghton and Keweenaw Counties will now get together to draft articles of incorporation to be presented to the Boards for approval.