By Joe Wicklund
The City of Hermantown has postponed its trail opening celebration that
was set for today.
The combination of rainy weather and concerns regarding the smoky air led to the decision to postpone the event. The rescheduled date has not yet been set.
Boulder Trail winds through Stebner Park, stretching from Maple Grove Road south to a temporary terminus at Hermantown Road. The section of trail was completed over the past two years as part of the Section 24 Trunk Sewer Spur project, an effort that will open than 230 acres in the city’s eastern edge to development opportunities.
Beneath a significant portion of Boulder Trail is the new Section 24 Trunk Sewer Spur, which expands the options for city sewer access within Hermantown. The long-term plan for the trail system features a city-wide connection that will stretch from beyond the Essentia Wellness Center and Hermantown schools to the City’s southern border, before extending through Proctor and linking to the Willard Munger State Trail.
Boulder Trail is a 10-foot wide, non-motorized paved trail, which is expected to be maintained for year-round use and availability.