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  • Coates Highway Bridge Replacement to Close Popular Backpacking Loop this Summer

    The Coates Highway Bridge over the Manistee River will be replaced this summer. The project is scheduled to begin April 2, 2018 and be completed by August.

    During this time the trail will remain open, however the only river crossing at the south end of the Manistee River Trail/North Country National Scenic Trail loop will be unavailable. The Red Bridge Boat Launch will remain open, with access only available from the west until the road and bridge fully reopen.

    NOTE: Hikers are advised to not swim the river to cross. 

    For more information please see the news release