Tribe, state exploring walk-and-bike path around bay

Sep 28, 2015

BARAGA, MI--   The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is presenting findings this week from a feasibility study on creating a walk and bike pathway between L’Anse and Baraga.  

Commissioned by the KBIC, the study was funded by a $160,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The non-motorized pathway would link Zeba and Sand Point.  Officials hope it will boost tourism and economic development.  KBIC President Warren Swartz says, “This project unites our communities by promoting health, physical and spiritual well-being for local residents and visitors.”

Construction and maintenance of the trail is expected to cost $8.5 to $12 million.  The study recommends several potential funding sources. 

Results of the study are being presented Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Chippewa Room of the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga.