The horse trail along the Luce Line State Trail, from Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth to the city of Winsted, will be closed from today (March 18) to May 15.
DNR officials say the closure is intended to prevent damage to the trail from wet conditions and frost coming out of the ground.
Signs will be posted on the horse trail notifying users of the trail closure.
DNR conservation officers and local law enforcement officials will monitor compliance
The main track of the trail will remain open for permitted uses.
Horseback riding is not permitted on the main part of the trail at any time.
The Luce Line State Trail is a 63 mile long former railroad grade developed for biking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and skiing. The limestone surfaced trail runs from Plymouth 30 miles west to Winsted, with a parallel treadway for horseback riding. From Winsted to Hutchinson, the trail is paved, from Hutchinson to Cedar Mills it is crushed granite, and from Cedar Mills to Cosmos it is a natural surface (mowed grass). Snowmobiles are allowed on the trail west of Stubb’s Bay Road.
Questions regarding the horse trail closure or any other trail-related issues can be directed to Rachel Hintzman, DNR area parks and trails supervisor, at 651-259-5875.
More information also is available at mndnr.gov/luceline