The Brownstone trail follows the old railroad grade along Lake Superior from the City of Bayfield to Port Superior. At one time, that railroad carried passengers from Chicago to Bayfield, WI.
the railroad abandoned the entire corridor in the mid-seventies, parts of
the railroad grade were lost through new development. This short stretch has
been open for the public to use as a walking trail due to the generosity of
the neighboring landowners. The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is meeting with
neighbors to formalize the use of the trail as a footpath. The trail is open
for walking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing.