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February 19, 2019

Annual Walk for Glendalough, Park Expansion, Trail Center Project Team, and more

Excerpts from the Glendalough Park Partners winter 2019 newsletter

Annual Walk for Glendalough

Mark your calendars to spend a portion of Saturday, April 20th in Glendalough State Park. After dealing with frigid temperatures this winter, the Walk will be a great way to work out the kinks as we get ready for a Minnesota summer!

Whether you walk, hike or bike ride along Glendalough’s many trails, or simply experience the heritage of Glendalough over conversation with friends, you can rest assured that celebrating Earth Day in the park never disappoints – no matter the weather!

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • 9:00am-1:00pm

DNR Considers Glendalough Expansion

A new Glendalough State Park opportunity was recently presented to the Minnesota DNR. It came in the form of 140 acres of land that could be added to the park’s existing 1,931 acres through an estate sale.

The land tract is adjacent to the northwest boundary of the park. It is a pristine combination of lakeshore, forest, and prairie on the west side of Blanche Lake. DNR officials informed the local Citizens Advisory Board of the potential land purchase at its November meeting. The tract purchase is a strong possibility and offers many diverse recreational and interpretive opportunities.

Trail Center Project Team Established

Sketch of proposed Glendalough TrailheadA steady stream of bicycles, school outings, family gatherings, cross country runners, full campground, busy Annie Battle Lake beaches, waiting list for the yurts, Galloping Goose rental activity, growing park visitor counts, bustling Battle Lake activity, and many other things indicate that Glendalough has become a regional magnet for diverse experiences.

DNR District 1 Park Supervisor, Chuck Carpenter recently commented, “It is great to hear reference to all the energy around Glendalough and the City of Battle Lake. It is clear from several interactions I’ve had around the county that there is a positive vibe regarding the park and Battle Lake! Kudos to the long list of Friends and Park Partners who have worked tirelessly to provide unforgettable Glendalough experiences for the public.”

Snapshot of the cover page of the winter 2019 Glendalough Park Partners newsletter
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