Carley State Park by Manda Baldwin/P&TC Photo Contest

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Cool boardwalk trail on the way to Devil's Kettle. By Mick Rollins

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Legislative Agenda

We are advocating at the State Capitol to ensure that Minnesota’s parks and trails remain strong and vibrant.

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View to beach from the property
Looking to the beach from the Inn stairs to beach.

Latest Land Project

We’re working to add spectacular shoreline at Tettegouche State Park.

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Take a Virtual Tour of
Minnesota State Trails

We’ve mapped and captured trail view images of all Minnesota State Trails so you can see exactly what they look like before you go. Go to the full list of trails to begin your virtual tour.

Saving Land for Parks and Trails

Parks & Trails Council steps in when most needed, sometimes to create a new park or trail, other times to purchase a small yet invaluable parcel, without which the park or trail would have lost part of what makes it so special.

Explore the unique stories behind these projects on the map below.