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Border Route Trail featured in Backpacker Magazine

The Border Route Trail in northeastern MN was featured in the August 2009 issue of Backpacker Magazine in an article entitled “Where Solitude Rules.”  It contained a listing of “wilderness hideaways” where hikers can “lose themselves in a private paradise the crowds have overlooked.” Here is what they had to say: Border Route Trail, Minnesota […]

Blandin Paper Company (UPM) – 10 miles of new NCT

June 5, 2009 Duluth, MN — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Blandin Paper Company (UPM) have signed a binding agreement for the purchase of a working forest conservation easement to forever protect 187,277 acres of Northwoods forests, wetlands and shoreline currently owned by UPM. http://www.conservationfund.org/news/upper_mississippi_forest_lands_protected_forever This easement will help permanently protect lands […]