By Eric Fischer
A plan is in place for creating new, marked ATV trails in the Southern Door area. Right now, the trail system includes nearly 90 miles of trail that starts near the town of Luxemburg and follows Highway 57 north to Idlewild, with trails that expand west to the shores of Green Bay, and throughout Brussels, Forestville, Gardner, and Union, with trail current ending at Highway 42. One of the supporters of the trail expansion, Tom Schmelzer, explains the proposed route would connect the trails to the shores of Lake Michigan.
Schmelzer adds that the group is aiming for this trail to open later this summer or early fall. The plan still needs approval from the Town of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Board’s Highway Committee.