Church steeples, colleges, cows and the mythical City of Lake Wobegon greet bikers on the 50 miles of the Lake Wobegon Trail from St. Joseph to Osakis. At Collegeville you can take a two mile side trip onto the campus of St. John's University. There is a 15-mile side trip starting west of Albany through Holdingford to Bowlus where the trail meets the Soo Line Trail that goes on six miles to cross the Mississippi River at the roaring Blanchard Dam. The 14-foot wide trail leads you through the state’s leading dairy county, ten communities, three lakes, two colleges, two monasteries and the boyhood home of Noble Prize winner Sinclair Lewis. While much of the trail follows the busy I-94, there are beautiful stretches of woodlands, wetlands and lakes. By connecting with the Central Lakes Trail at Osakis, there are 122 miles of paved trail from St. Joseph to Fergus Falls.