April 18, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 91

Public must respect access to private land

To the Editor:

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One of the many things that I love about Gogebic County is the great trail system we have for outdoor enthusiasts.

Although we are blessed with thousands of acres of public lands in our county, many of the trails rely on the generosity of private landowners in order to provide trail continuity. I find myself on two sides of this very important issue and privilege: public access to private property.

1. I am a landowner in Wakefield. I have elected to grant access to the Gogebic Range Trail Authority for their snowmobile trail from November through March. The trail traverses a...