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This history of the trail includes information about Parks & Trails Council’s involvement.

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State parks are reopening in a phased approach. See their reopening plan on their website.

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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.

Latest News

June 22, 2020

DNR announces changes to camping and lodging reservation window

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is shortening its window for making reservations for camping and lodging ...
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