Winter is a great season to read nature books!
It’s 8:00 a.m. the first weekend in October. Fifteen to twenty eighth-graders and three adults mount bikes at Lehillier Landing near Rapidan, Minnesota. Their goal: to raise money for education by riding one hundred miles via the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail. Their teacher will support them mile by mile in his pickup, instilling practical life lessons along the way.Location
Eight years of planning, fund raising and construction came to an end this week as the ribbon was cut officially opening the 24-mile Shingobee Connection Trail connecting Walker with the Paul Bunyan Trail from the south.Location
The Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails are well highlighted on our Lake Country map. The Itasca and Bemidji State Parks, the Migizi Trail in the Chippewa National Forest along with the bed and breakfast we planned to stay was clearly marked.
Our Fourth of July vacation was neatly planned. We fun time for our twin daughters, biking and hiking for mom and dad, neatly set, perfect, no flaws, then life has a way of changing our best laid plans.Location
Minnesota’s Paul Bunyan State Trail, named for the legendary large logger, is arguably the state’s favorite paved trail for hiking, biking, inline skating, snowmobiling, and is now destined to be a geocaching mecca.
Working your way up a long, snowy hill, sailing down the other side, negotiating around birch trees and rocks, and then stopping to take in the beauties of winter aren’t thrills limited to cross country skiers only.
Now, fat tire mountain bikers are enjoying the wilds of winter in greater numbers, thanks to bike innovations and specially-groomed trails at places like the Sagamore Unit of the Cuyuna Country Recreation Area near Crosby.Location
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.
By Kirsti Marohn-Kmarohn: St Cloud Times
The Lake Wobegon Regional Trail already covers 62 miles of Stearns County, giving bicyclists, walkers and snowmobilers a traffic-free route from Osakis to St. Joseph.
But there’s a critical missing piece, a 7-mile stretch from St. Joseph to the St. Cloud metro area, that will run along an active rail line. Stearns County parks director Chuck Wocken would love to see this section completed.Location
We have known this for a long time and now it is official.