The Pembina Gorge is a 12,500-acre expanse along the Pembina River between Walhalla, N.D., and the Canadian border. Photo courtesy / North Dakota Parks Department

Attracting outdoor adventurers: State seeks public’s ideas to expand Pembina Gorge recreation offerings


WALHALLA, N.D. — Some 24 miles of multiuse trails built in the past three years have attracted a few thousand outdoor adventurers to the Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area, a natural scenic wonder tucked away in the Pembina Hills of northeastern North Dakota.

Now, state officials hope to expand the trail system and develop new attractions to lure even more visitors. And they’re seeking suggestions as they develop a master plan, which should be completed by the end of September.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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