Trails


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.
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An important ribbon cutting marked the completion of a key segment of the Paul Bunyan Trail this week at Crow Wing State Park. With the completion of eight miles of trail outside Crow Wing State Park the trail becomes one of the longest trails in the state. The Paul Bunyan Trail now runs 120 miles from Crow Wing State Park south of Brainerd/Baxter to Lake Bemidji State Park north of Bemidji.
What better way to see Minnesota than on a bicycle built for two.             That’s what Louise and Jeff Davis of Seattle, Wash., told friends when they returned home from a five-week bike tour of Minnesota’s bike trails with an extra two weeks across Wisconsin.
As Paul Nordell examined the mud-encrusted pop can he had just pried loose from amid the trash scattered along the riverbank in downtown Minneapolis, he heard and felt a slight rustling in the can. Cutting it open he was suddenly eyeball to eyeball with a Mississippi River crayfish! He quickly freed the canned crustacean that had crawled into the small can opening, found it most suitable and then...
Long time Eagle Scout and scoutmaster Todd McMahon (a.k.a. T-man) has hiked five hundred miles over the last three years. In the process, he’s trekked the Superior Hiking Trail from north to south, seeing eighty of its 93 backpack sites. With an eye out for the “coolest” sites, he offers veteran advice for an overnighter on the trail.
Mississippi River Trail: A True Biking Adventure By Dave Simpkins Editor/Publisher 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...
By Pamela Eyden - Outdoor Writer Couples have their differences.  But Sid and Sig Scheurle share one big passion — exploring new and familiar places by bicycle. The Winona couple met on the RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) 10 years ago. Sid had done the tour with her friends many times. Sig was a first-timer. They married the next December with their grown children...
A centennial.  One hundred years.  A benchmark unreached by many nonprofits, or for that matter any business.  Yet, in 2011 the St. Croix River Association celebrates one hundred years of attention and service to the waterway that defines this region of northwest Wisconsin and east central Minnesota.
The woodlands of north-central Minnesota have a mythical appeal. Legendary lumberjacks loom large around here. The forests are full of wildlife. It's the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," that look like ink spills on a map.  Tucked away among the timbers is the long-striding Paul Bunyan State Trail, which rolls 112 miles from Lake Bemidji State Park on the northern end to Crow Wing State Park.

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