MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a hike along the Tioga Trail from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 (rain date: Monday, Oct. 10), meeting at Jack’s IGA in Harvey to travel to the trail.
The well-marked 1.5-mile trail provides an opportunity to see a segment of local history while enjoying a leisurely autumn hike. Bea Anderson, whose family was brought to the Laughing Whitefish River in late fall and hiked the area as settlers, will provide historical background and personal anecdotes before the hike. Participants will explore an important ghost town in early Upper Peninsula history and the nearby site of the Halfway House for the sled-dog run that brought mail to Marquette from Munising.
The trail is maintained and on gentle terrain. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes or boots because there are some rocks and roots and the trail could be wet. Participants should also bring a bag lunch and beverage.
The cost to participate in the hike is $4 for NCLL members and $7 for nonmembers. The deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 3, and class size is limited to 25. To register or for more information call 906-226-6169.-30-