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Miners Beach Temporary Parking Closure and North Country National Scenic Trail Reroute for Summer of 2023

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Date: May 3, 2023
Contact: Zachary Gostlin, 906-202-4031

Munising, MICHIGAN — The Miners Beach area will undergo temporary closures and rerouting of the North Country National Scenic Trail at Miners Beach starting May 8th, 2023. This is to replace the stair structure and repair part of the trail that was destroyed by a large storm late last Fall. 

Beachgoers, hikers, and vehicles will still have access to the beach, and signs will be placed to mark the reroute and temporary closures.

The eastern parking area of Miners Beach will be closed to non-commercial vehicles, while the west parking area will be open to hikers and beachgoers. Visitors at the west end of the beach will be able to access Lake Superior by way of a smaller stair structure near Miners River. 

Approximately 1 mile of the North Country Trail from Miners Beach west to the eastern portion of the beach will be rerouted to prevent hikers and beachgoers from traveling though the construction zone. Hikers traveling through the area will reconnect with the North Country Trail on either end of the beach.

The beach itself will remain open. Check the park website for reopening and the latest updates on Miners Beach. 

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A map showing closure area of Miners Beach. The North Country Trail is closed for about a mile along the beach, it is rerouted through the parking area. The large stairs are closed, but there is a smaller set of stairs just southwest of the closed stairs.
The North Country Trail has been slightly rerouted, the east parking area is closed to non-commercial vehicles, and the large stairs are closed for repairs. The small stairs remain open and the entirety of the beach itself also remains open.


Last updated: August 29, 2023

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