Pembina Gorge ATV trails plan proceeding

Associated Press

WALHALLA, N.D. (AP) — State Parks officials are proceeding with building 22 miles of trails for all-terrain vehicles through a portion of the scenic Pembina Gorge in northeast North Dakota.

Parks and Recreation Director Mark Zimmerman says in answer to opposition from some landowners that the agency isn't bringing the ATVs to the area — he says they're already there.

The state is building trails on land it owns and also negotiating easements with private landowners to provide a continuous system of trails. The exact routes have not been determined.

The trail system will connect with existing snowmobile trails in some areas. The Grand Forks Herald reports that it's expected to be completed by next spring at the latest.