The Minnesota River is an impressive green space for most of its course in the Twin Cities area and provides access to trails runners can enjoy in the winter.
For most of the weekend we traveled on two wheels and packed in a lot of sightseeing, just by riding the trails.
Our work on the way up was rewarded with glorious roll after glorious roll, the ribbon of trail disappearing into the distance and around the next curve.
The Heartland State Trail is another must-see destination in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country.
If you’re ready to ditch the crowds and get some gravel, central Minnesota’s Dairyland Trail fits the bill.
There’s a beer-dispensing fire truck at Brau Brothers in Marshall, MN. Just what I needed after hitting the Camden Trail.