Willard Munger Trail

One of the most popular Minnesota snowmobile trails, the Willard Munger Trail includes about 70 miles of interconnecting snowmobile trails following the nineteenth century railroad route through deep woodlands wilderness.

It is linked with the Alex Laveau Memorial Trail, in Carlton, and the Matthew Lourey State Trail, located east of the other two trails, bringing the total length of snowmobile trails you can travel to approximately 160 miles through scenic Minnesota. The Alex Laveau Memorial trail runs just south of Jay Cooke State Park and allows snowmobilers to ride from the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood through Wrenshall to Carlton. It’s named to honor the memory of a former county commissioner and dairy farmer who strongly advocated reusing abandoned railways as public trails. The 80-mile Matthew Lourey State Trail honors the memory of a U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer from Minnesota who lost his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. The trail travels through remote forests and is one of the MN DNR snowmobile trails that weaves through DNR-administered land. With luck you’ll see some raccoons, whitetail deer, red fox, muskrat, porcupine, coyotes, bobcats and possibly some black bear in this area.

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