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“People have long used the trail for a vari- ety of activities,” Reese said. “It was very common to see an equestrian rider, and at the same time someone walking. It’s truly a multi-use trail.”
  The trail’s historical significance dates to the late 1800s. The Manistique and Northwestern Railroad began operation in 1898 and reorga- nized as the Manistique and Lake Superior in 1909.
The railroad served the logging industry and fostered settlement in the region. Many of the trees harvested from the area were sent to Illinois to help rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire.
Open and ready for riders, the Haywire Grade during winter is shown. Michigan DNR photo
tory, as they were fabricated with steel from Upper Peninsula railroad tracks and cedar logs grown in the region. Each kiosk also contains metal art depicting a train engine and Manistique and Lake Superior railroad cars.
Stories like this are permanently ical inter- pretive kiosks installed along the trail during the golden anniversary celebration.
“We designed the kiosks to have that rustic
The kiosks themselves are part of that his-
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