June Summer Fun Walks with the NorthStar Trail Travelers

Jun 7, 2022Hiking, News

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Join the NorthStar Trail Travelers (NSTT) on a fun hiking weekend at two central Minnesota state parks.

Hiking the Ice Ridge Trail between Blanche and Emma Lakes at Glendalough State Park

Saturday, June 25: Glendalough State Park

There are two routes at Glendalough for you to walk, totaling 11km. A 5 km goes around Annie Battle Lake. The 6 km is the Lake Emma trail up to the Ice Ridge trail and back. Relatively flat trails, good walking. Registration is at the Trail Center. More at NSTT website

View of the dock with camper cabins in the background at Glacial Lakes State Park

Sunday, June 26: Glacial Lakes State Park

There are two routes at Glacial Lakes for you to walk, totaling 10km with a 4km and 6km route. Both are shaded and sunny, gentle hills, both dry and grassy trails. Signalness Lake trail has a hill up to a scenic overlook. Registration is at the picnic shelter at the group camp.

For both walks,  register between 9 am and 2 pm and finish by 4 pm. Fees from $2-$8. Brats, hot dogs and other food will be available for a donation throughout the day. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. More at NSTT website

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