From Kate Finefield, NLR Parks ranger:
Here is the official word from the Parks Director:
" The Emerald Park trial from the east end where the asphalt ends to the Martha Smith Overlook where the asphalt begins will be closed for the next two to three months depending on weather. Another grant was received from the state highway department to pave the trail. The trail will be called the Highland Trail. Most of the trail is being rerouted to make it ADA accessible. The old trail bed will be available when completed for off road bicycles and hikers.