By Tim Kowols
After countless hours over the years from private citizens and partners in county, state, and local governments, the Ahnapee Trail will get its extension. The project will extend the 48-mile Ahnapee Trail over a half a mile between Utah and Michigan Street, connecting bikers, hikers, and snowmobilers with safe passage to the Door County YMCA and other assets in the city and county. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich credits government officials and private citizens like Paul Anschutz and the late George Pinney for the efforts to make the extension a reality.
The trail extension, which is expected to be substantially completed in the middle of June, is being primarily funded by three state and federal grants and supported by the Friends of Door County Parks System.