KI SAWYER, me. (WLUC) – Work on the KI Fitness Trail began on Saturday and resulted in a two-year process of raising money and collecting materials.
KI Sawyer Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Ryan Lipinski, his wife, and a few friends spent most of Saturday rebuilding 12 of the original fitness stations from a former military training track.
The new path is used all year round. in summer for fitness and hiking and in winter for cross-country skiing.
It’s a mile and a half in total.
Lipinski estimates the trail will be open to the public next week.
“People like me who have Parkinson’s and one of those gyms is basically the same thing that I do in physical therapy. It just gives us something to do so that we don’t have to drive halfway across the UP to enjoy something, ”says Lipinski.
Along the way, Sault tribe educational signs are posted in both tribal language and English.
According to Lipinski, this is just one of many projects the Sawyer Community Alliance is working on in the Sawyer area.
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