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MDNR closes Trail 2 between Ramsay, Wakefield


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WAKEFIELD — A failure to create a connecting route between Ramsay and Wakefield has resulted in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources closing that part of Trail 2 for the 2023-24 snowmobile season.

The decision was sent late Tuesday to Wakefield City Manager Robert Brown Jr. and Wakefield Township Supervisor Mandy Lake.

It followed a Tuesday email from Brown to Ron Yesney, U.P. trails coordinator for MDNR, in which Brown said Wakefield officials do not want to repeat last year’s temporary reroute along Old U.S. 2.

It also followed an Aug. 30 publi...