Public Meetings for Aitkin County Comprehensive Recreation Trail Plan

August 26th at McGregor School and August 27th at Hill City School


(Aitkin, MN) – Public meetings will be held on August 26th and 27th to preview the development of a Comprehensive Recreation Trail Plan for county-managed lands in Aitkin County.


The schedule and location of the meetings are:


6 pm on Wednesday, August 26th at McGregor School (148 South Second Street, McGregor, MN 55760)


6 pm on Thursday, August 27th at Hill City School (500 Ione Avenue, Hill City, MN 55748)


Each meeting will include a presentation by the Aitkin County Land Department about the trail resources currently available on county-managed lands and the alternatives being considered for recreation trail development and management.


The county manages more than 222,000 acres of public land. There are over 100 miles of designated ATV trails and over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the county. Trails are also available for cross-country skiing, horse riding, and hiking. The county is interested in planning for new and emerging recreation opportunities including water trails that would allow for expanded kayaking and canoe trips. There is also interest in geo-caching, a relatively new and growing recreation group.


The Aitkin County Land Department initiated the development of an updated Comprehensive Recreation Trail Plan in August 2008. An Ad hoc committee has helped inform the planning process over the past year.


The plan will guide recreation trail management activities on county-managed lands. Additional information is available at the Aitkin County Land Department website and by contacting the Land Department at 218-927-7364;


The public is invited and encouraged to attend.