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The Iowa Great Lakes Trail winds its way through the Iowa Great Lakes region, which offers plenty of outdoor opportunities for visitors. The multi-use Iowa Great Lakes Trail provides local citizens and visitors a safe place to bike, walk, rollerblade, run and cross-country ski.


Maintenance Projects to Begin on Several Areas of the Spine Trail:

Starting on Thursday, June 8 Diamond Concrete will be working on the Spine Trail through East Okoboji Slough, south of the Gingham Inn.  They will be rebuilding the trail embankment and replacing approximately 200 feet of pavement with concrete.  Access will blocked at Hill Avenue and from the south trail users will need to use the spur that heads west to Peoria Avenue and the West Big Spirit Trail to go around.  The trail will be impassable through this section for about a week or so.

On Monday, June 12, Gee Asphalt will be applying a GSB fog seal treatment to the south 3.2 Miles of the Spine trail from where it starts in south Milford through Henderson Woods to 195th Street.

On Wednesday, June 14, Fort Dodge Asphalt will begin crack and slurry sealing the Spine Trail from Kiwanis Park (23rd Street in Spirit Lake) to Peoria Avenue, then from 15th Street north to Hill Avenue south of the Gingham Inn.

We want to remind everyone that it is very important that trail users heed the barricades and not go on the trail where the crews are working.  Riding through the fresh asphalt oils will not be pleasant or good for their bikes.  And again, the East Okoboji Slough area will be impassable while it is closed.