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New trail option ready for ‘National Take a Hike Day’

State and local officials and ATC project representatives attended a celebration event for the completion of the Holmes-Old Mead Road project.

State and local officials and ATC project representatives
attended a celebration event for the completion of the Holmes-Old
Mead Road project.

There’s nothing quite like a fall hike – with crisp leaves underfoot and a brisk breeze in the air.

For hiking enthusiasts in Upper Michigan, there’s a new trail to try just in time for “National Take a Hike Day.” According to the American Hiking Society, Thursday, Nov. 17, is the perfect day to enjoy the great outdoors on a trail.

American Transmission Co. built a multipurpose recreation trail in an abandoned rail corridor between Hermansville and Escanaba, Mich. The trail is a public/private partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (which owned the corridor) and the Department of Natural Resources, which will own and maintain the trail.

The 25-mile trail is at the eastern half of the new 58-mile transmission line placed into service earlier this year between Holmes Substation in Menominee County and the Old Mead Road Substation in Escanaba, Mich.

Here at ATC, we think it’s the perfect time for a power walk!