Thank You to Volunteers & NPS Staff for dedicating National Public Lands to one of the Park’s most popular trails, the Empire Bluff Trail.

“We had a good turnout on what began as a rainy day… It did stop raining, and the cool temperatures made it perfect for the work we were doing.” stated Trail Crew Manager – Kerry Kelly. 
Seven volunteers worked with 3 NPS staff members to make improvements on the Empire Bluff trail. This trail is one of the most popular trails in the National Lakeshore and it gets a lot of use during all seasons.
Because of a few steep sections, the park is continually repairing the trail due to erosion and during winter, those steep sections can be treacherous when foot traffic and weather create icy conditions. The new reroute effort and repairs on the rest of the trail will significantly improve both erosion resistance and safety.

The work project was part of the celebration of National Public Lands Day