The State Awards recognize individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their home states.
Anne Gullion was a driving force behind bring horse trails to Duluth as a tourism attraction, which led to the opening of the new Magney Snively-Ely's Peak Equestrian Trail and Ski Loop.
A decade in the works, it's the first "destination" horse trail in Duluth and riding enthusiasts hope it will be the first phase of a trail network that will link with a pro-speed horse camp at the Buffalo House and on to existing horse trails in Jay Cooke State Park. Anne worked tirelessly behind the scenes, even writing op-eds and doing community events. She has ridden horses all over the world. In the U.S. and abroad, trails are open to and shared by equestrians, ATV riders, bicyclists, runners and hikers. In Duluth, horse riders, bikers, and hikers happily share the Amity Creek Trail without incident. Anne states that, “Trail sharing can and does work when people respect each other and work cooperatively to keep each other safe.”