trails

There is a reason Minnesota has been voted the “Best Trails State”.  There is also a good reason we’re the second most popular biking destination in the country and one of the most bike friendly states in the union. We have 30-plus state and regional paved 14-foot wide bike trails stretching over 700 miles from one corner of the state to the other ranging in length from six miles to 130 miles...
Rivers are arteries of history. The Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway a good way of experiencing that history. My sister, Annie, and I mapped out a eight-mile bike tour through 200 years of Minnesota history near the Mississippi River between Minnehaha Falls and Mendota visiting six historic sites. We started at Minnehaha Regional Park in Minneapolis. The Longfellow House near the roundabout...
Running the Superior Hiking Trail by Britt Aamodt Outdoor Writer Alicia Hudelson had a job waiting for her in London. But first she had one goal: to run-walk the 205-mile Superior Hiking Trail in record time. A website, fastestknowntime.proboards.com, listed a record of four days, three hours and 43 minutes by Eric Kaitala in 2005. So, Labor Day weekend 2008, Hudelson set out from the northern...
  Riding Horses Along Tatanka Bluffs    by Dave Simpkins Trails Editor/Publisher If you stop long enough between the granite rocks and cedar trees of the Minnesota River Valley near Redwood Falls you just might hear the sounds of four centuries of horse hooves echoing off the bluffs. The nomadic Dakota people brought horses into this valley some four hundred years ago to carry their belongings...
   It was one of those perfect Minnesota spring days, lush green leaves on the trees, brilliant blue sky and a slight breeze cooling the 65-degree air.             According to lobbyist, Judy Erickson, the last day of the 2008 legislature was a perfect day to pass a last minute $20 million appropriation bill to establish Lake Vermilion State Park.             The state was kicking off its...
Park and river groups along the St. Croix River have some ideas of how you and your family can get out and enjoy the river this summer. A coalition of the National Park Service and state parks on both sides of the St. Croix River have announced a series of events this summer meant to get families out and enjoying everything the St. Croix has to offer. Every Sunday, all summer long, the Summer...
The new State and Regional Parks and Trails Legacy Plan is out for citizen comment and beginning Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct public meetings around the state. The plan, which was developed by the DNR, must be submitted to the Minnesota Legislature by mid-February. The plan will guide funding for the next 25 years for the state and regional parks and...