The Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System

Reuse or reprinting of the trail system logo and other project materials and products is by permission only.

Please contact info@dovetailinc.org or 612-333-0430 for more information.

 

 

 

Riders are reminded to stay away from construction areas and that it is unlawful to ride on routes where construction has not been completed. 

 

This project, originally named the Aitkin-Itasca 70-Mile ATV/OHV Trail Project, includes the development of an extensive, first-rate ATV/OHV trail in Aitkin and Itasca Counties, Minnesota. The trail is designed to be environmentally sensitive, economically beneficial, and community supported.

 

 

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

 

The Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System will:

 

  • Focus the increasing ATV user base on an existing extensive (420+ miles) and meaningful (popular destinations) trail system within 2 hours of the Twin Cities. This should reduce potential negative impacts on natural resources, often caused by unregulated cross-country travel, by providing a well advertised "place to go" and by linking trail segments in environmentally sensitive ways
  • Connect major recreation destinations (from the Mille Lacs area, through McGregor and the Big Sandy Lake areas, and on to the Grand Rapids area) via an ATV trail to promote tourism and its associated economic impacts.
  • Revitalize local communities along and near the trail system. These communities benefit economically from seasonal snowmobile use; expanding a similar clientele (ATV users) to a larger segment of the year could have significant benefits to these small communities.

 

The project is directed by the 70-Mile Trail Oversight Committee with 19 members representing diverse interests and experiences from throughout the project area. Dovetail Partners and Applied Ecological Services are contracted to assist the Committee with project coordination. Committee Meetings are open to the public. Any questions or comments about the project can be directed to Katie Fernholz at Dovetail Partners, email or phone: 612-333-0430.

 

 

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORTS

 

 

Lawler Loops ATV Trail - Progress Report, 8/11/09

 

 

 

MAPS

 

Are you interested in planning a trip on the Northwoods Regional ATV trail? For trip planning information, visit: http://www.northwoodsatvtrail.com/

 

 

 

PROJECT RESOURCES

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION & NEWS

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Date Time Location Agenda Minutes
10/2/07 7 pm LLCC pdf pdf
10/30/07 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
11/20/07 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
12/18/07 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
1/29/08 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
2/20/08 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
4/29/08 6pm Woodland Bank Hill City pdf pdf
6/16/08 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
8/25/08 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
9/22/08 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
12/1/08 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
3/23/09 6 pm Itasca County Fairgrounds pdf pdf
5/12/09 6 pm Itasca County Fairgrounds pdf pdf
8/11/09 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
10/6/09 6 pm

Jackson's Hole, Lawler

pdf pdf
11/17/09 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
2/09/10 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
3/16/10 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
5/4/10 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
6/8/10 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
7/14/10 - Grand Opening 2 pm Jackson's Hole, Lawler ----- -----
8/24/10 - Open House 7 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf

pdf (notes)

pdf (presentation)

8/31/10 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
10/14/10 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
1/4/11 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
4/12/11 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
8/2/11 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
10/11/11 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
1/17/12 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
4/10/12 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf
6/7/12 - Grand Opening Event ------ ------ ----- -----
9/25/12 6 pm LLCC pdf pdf
4/24/13 6 pm Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City pdf pdf