About the Brownstone Trail:
_A highly utilized and scenic trail that meanders along the brownstone cliffs of the Lake Superior Shoreline in Bayfield, The Brownstone Trail was established by the Bayfield Regional Conservancy in 1996. This urban trail follows an old railway corridor and connects the City of Bayfield’s historic downtown area to Pikes Bay Marina and Port Superior located in the Town of Bayfield.
Frequently used by school children, area residents, and tourists, the trail provides a scenic recreation opportunity for hikers, joggers, cyclists, while providing a means for commuting to and from the city on foot.
One of the many remarkable aspects of the Brownstone Trail is that it exists out of the generosity of 22 private landowners who permit the public to walk across their land and have granted permanent trail easements to the Bayfield Regional Conservancy.
Help us repair water erosion issues on the much used Brownstone Trail!
Called ” The Brownstone Trail Initiative,” Steve Mosow and Barbara McGraw have graciously offered up to $250 of matched donations to solve the problem of standing water from hillside springs. This summer the trail got wider and muddier as walkers and bikers tried to avoid a couple of problem areas. Fortunately for BRC, two of our members are planning a solution based on their expertise in hydrology and engineering.
Please join them with any contribution. Money can be sent to the BRC via our address at P.O. Box 410, Bayfield, WI 54814 or online. Please make sure to indicate that you are supporting this challenge grant.
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