April 9, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 83

New trail runs through Ontonagon, Iron, Houghton counties, open Aug. 31

GREENLAND — Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment, or MI-TRALE, heard from two guest speakers April 1 in Greenland.

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Jeff Mell, standing, North Zone Assistant Ranger in Recreation for the Ottawa National Forest, speaks during MI-TRALE’s monthly meeting April 1 in Greenland. He discussed a new trail running through Michigan’s Ontonagon, Iron and Houghton counties.

Jeff Mell, North Zone Assistant Ranger in Recreation for the Ottawa National Forest, and J.R. Richardson, chairman of the Michigan National Resources Commission, spoke to MI-TRALE’s board of directors and members.

Mell discussed the newly-affirmed East Connector Route, which runs through Ontonagon, Houghton and Iron counties. “The collective efforts of MI-TRALE, the Ottawa National Forest and others helped make this happen,” Mell said. The...