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Trails Q&A: Superior Hiking Trail
              Seen: Doing yoga at one of the scenic overlooks of the Oberg Mountain Loop on the Superior Hiking Trail. Occupation: Retired Special Education Teacher, currently a therapeutic harpist doing volunteer work. From: St. Paul, MN Gear: Vasque hiking shoes, Outdoor Products hiking pole and backpack.

Trails Q&A: Midtown Greenway
Name: Kathy Koch

Trails Q&A: Glendalough State Park
Name: Stephanie Walters & daughter Sydney

Trails Q&A: Centennial Trail
  Seen: Riding her road bike on a 40-mile loop on the Centennial Trail between Villard and Glenwood and the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway. Occupation: Director of Cardiovascular Programs at Abbot Northwestern Hospital.

A sunny day and fresh tar makes for lots of smiles.
  On National Trails Day, June 6th, hundreds came out to attend the ribbon cutting, have cake, listen to speeches and enjoy a sunny day on Minnesota's latest recreational destination, the Brown's Creek State Trail. It's only about six miles long, but makes a very important connection between the Gateway State Trail and downtown Stillwater.

Trails Q & A: Sibley State Park
  Name:  Kelsey Olson From: Minnetrista Occupation: Naturalist at Sibley State Park. Seen: Interpretive Center at Sibley State Park. How long have you been a naturalist? About five years, three with the Minnesota DNR. Why are you a naturalist? I am drawn to working with people and I grew up outdoors. This is the perfect build of those two worlds.

Trails Q&A: Blue Mounds State Park
Name: Jenette Kloss

We're biking to save special places!
  Please join us for the 11th annual BIKE MINNESTOA! bike tour for miles of smiles over Labor Day weekend! Our fantastic 4-day, 3-night bike expedition has been a favorite with cyclists of all ages for a decade, and each year brings a new adventure as we set up camp at a different state park and explore the area on daily loop rides. This year we'll be at Glendalough State Park and ride between 30...

All smiles on the Heartland Trail
  Gray skies and a threat of rain couldn't keep cyclists away from the first annual Bike Opener at Heartland Park in Park Rapids last Saturday, May 16. Over 300 came to see the ribbon cutting for the new bridge over the Fish Hook River and ride the Heartland Trail in celebration of what chamber director Nicole Lalum hopes will be an annual event much like other season openers across the state.  
  Minnesota is known for its seasonal openers; the Fishing Opener, Hunting Opener and now, the



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