Construction of the Guthrie to Walker segment of the Paul Bunyan State Trail is complete and will open on Saturday, May 29, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division.
This 16.5 mile segment links the two communities with 28 miles of pavement and provides a rest area in Guthrie. The 11.5 mile segment from Bemidji to Guthrie was completed last year. Construction was primarily on the old Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad grade.
“The completion of this part of the trail has been a long time coming but is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Dave Schotzko, Parks and Trails area supervisor.