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Marquette Board of Light and Power Donate Noque Trail Head Signs

Tue, Sep  19, 2006 - By Susan Brian

Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) Executive Director Kirby Juntila, right, and Susan Brian, Executive Director of the Noquemanon Trail Network ,left are shown next to the new kiosk  sign at the Noquemanon Trail Head.

Below, Juntila and Brian stand next to the new trail head sign at Tourist Park.

Both were donated as part of the MBLP’s continued support of the development and maintenance of the Noquemanon Trail which traverses Board property.  “The kiosk and trailhead signs will direct and educate our trail users,” Brian said. “We are excited that the MBLP has helped to make these wonderful improvements to the Tourist Park trail head. This partnership is crucial to NTN’s mission to provide quality, non-motorized trails within Marquette.”

The Noquemanon Trail has hosted the  Noquemanon Ski Marathon since its inception in 1999 and provides scenic biking for participants in the annual summer Ore to Shore Bike Race which draws participants from across the United States and Canada. “The Noquemanon Trail is a great asset to the community and is enjoyed by local and visiting hikers, cyclists, snowshoers, and skiers,” Juntila said. The Noquemanon Trail Head is located on County Road 550 on the left just past the Dead River Bridge and ample parking is available. For more information on the Noquemanon Trail visit the website at www.noquetrails.org.