Mississippi River Trail: A True Biking Adventure
By Dave Simpkins
Disney tours define a true adventure as traveling beyond the ordinary, being immersed in your destination’s way of life and sharing the wonders.
This is a philosophy Liz Walton and Dan Collins of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, MnDOT, are following in their planning of the state’s 800-mile portion of the Mississippi River Trail from Itasca State Park to the Iowa Border.Location
The Cuyuna Range business community felt the addition of a 25-mile mountain bike system to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area would only attract 30-year-old adrenalin junkies that would only benefit the hospitals and bars.Location
What better way to spend a summer morning or evening in the Land of 10,000 lakes than fishing?
Fishing is the great Minnesota pastime.
A popular new naturalist program at Minnesota’s State Parks teaches the basics of fishing. From novices to those brushing up their fishing skills, it’s a great way to learn fishing skills.
by Kim Sampson, Range News Now After the nation has voted with more than 13 million votes, Soudan State Park, was voted second place for the Coca Cola “America Is Your Park” contest for a prize of $50,000. The promotion is part of Coca Cola’s “Live Positively” program.
Duluth News Tribune
“We’re 400 miles away from home,” said one father at the entrance to Gooseberry Falls State Park at midday today as his children piled out of a van ready to walk down to see the falls. The family, not willing to identify themselves, said they had been in the region this week and were staying in Duluth with plans to see the falls.Location
Minnesota’s forests have stories to tell.
On Wednesday, Rachael Nicoll, a member of Itasca State Parks Naturalist Corp, told a few of those story to a group of visitors along the Dr. Roberts Nature Trail.Location
by Michelle Miron - Managing Editor St. Croix Valley Press
MARINE ON ST. CROIX — William O’Brien State Park, one of the metro area’s most scenic and well-used parks, is adding nearly 100 acres to its treasure trove of natural beauty. And it has the legacies of two local families to thank.Location
Park and river groups along the St. Croix River have some ideas of how you and your family can get out and enjoy the river this summer.
Lobbying paid off for members of the Sibley State Park Association Wednesday as they convinced Rep. Paul Anderson to withdraw his name from legislation that would either end or complicate their efforts to expand the 2,500 acre park by 16 acres.Location
With the goal of providing the next generation of Minnesotans with world-class parks and trails that connect everyone to the outdoors, a mandated 25-year strategic legacy plan was presented to the State Legislature today by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr.
The long-range plan outlines how funds generated from the Clean Water Land and Legacy Act (the “Legacy Amendment”) as well as other traditional funding sources should be spent for parks and trails of state and regional significance.