Celebrate National Public Lands Day beautifying Canyon Falls

BARAGA COUNTY — Local residents are being encouraged to participate in a park improvement project Saturday in Baraga County.

Canyon Falls is a beautiful little roadside park on US-41 just south of L’Anse, where visitors can stop and unwind, have a picnic, and take a hike through the woods to witness first hand why they call this God’s country.

“A pristine trail made up of boardwalks, beautiful views of the river, and then of course the falls,” said Park Ranger Lynette Webber.

But the trail needs help. In some spots the boardwalk is missing sections; other places its giant rocks, tree roots, mud holes.

The Keweenaw National Historical Park is asking for good Samaritans and volunteers to meet at the park Saturday afternoon and help make improvements in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

“Well, at Canyon Falls on the North Country Trail, I’ll be joining with the Peter Wolfe Chapter and the Forestry Department at Michigan Tech, who has donated a load of gravel. So, we will be distributing that along section of trail that is one of the best loved and most used in the area. We would welcome any groups that want to come. This is really great opportunity to connect with your community and a wonderful opportunity to take in the fall colors, which are just starting to near peak in that area,” said Webber.

Volunteers are asked arrive at the park at before 1:00 pm and bring, gloves, beverages and, if you have them, shovels and wheel barrels.