Regional Trail Friends

Cutting the ribbon on the new campground for Lake Vermilion State Park
April 13, 2021
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Friends of the Lake Vermilion Trail Seeks Board Members

From Friends of the Lake Vermilion Trail Position: Board Member Posting date: April 13, 2021 Contact: lvtinfo@yahoo.com Note: This posting has been shared at the request of the friends group. These postings remain on the website indefinitely, so be sure to reach out to the ...
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shovels and trees that are ready to be planted
April 5, 2021
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P&TC issues 9 grants to friends groups for habitat restoration projects

Nine volunteer-led friends groups will implement habitat restoration projects at Minnesota parks and trails this year with funds issued by Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota (P&TC). The projects include planting and protecting trees, removing invasive species, and collecting native plant seeds. The projects will ...
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two bicyclists on trail bridge
March 5, 2021
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Chisago County Parks & Trails Foundation

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group. Chisago County Parks & Trails Foundation Mission Chisago County Parks & Trails Foundation works to create and celebrate the outdoors ...
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lichen covered rocky lakeshore with evergreens in distance
December 28, 2020
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State Farm “Quotes for Good” Sponsors Friends of the Lake Vermilion Trail

From Friends of the Lake Vermilion Trail Friends of the Lake Vermilion Trail is excited to be selected as State Farm Agent Tim Johnson’s Quotes for Good program sponsored organization during January and February 2021.  For every quote provided on a potential auto, fire, life, ...
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An older couple ambles down the paved bike trail
December 4, 2020
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November 2020 Newsletter – Jackson County Trails

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails In This Issue Jackson Active Living Plan Update JCC Schools Safe Routes to School COVID-19 Active Living and Trail Response Photo courtesy of Friends of the Jackson County Trails Click image to download. Go to friends' main page
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Two women with three children all on bicycles
October 14, 2020
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Trail building update: Swedish Immigrant Trail connects into Interstate State Park

On a perfect fall day on October 10, a small group of people gathered for a ribbon-cutting for the newest half-mile segment of the Swedish Immigrant Trail. This extension is small in length, but big in impact as it connects into Interstate State Park with giant maple trees and dramatic ravines.
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A family of bikers heads down the trail
December 19, 2019
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Friends of the Jackson County Trails – 2019 Newsletter

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails In This Issue Brief History of Jackson Trails Bicycle Friendly Community Designation Jackson County Active Living Plan Project updates: Dewey Street Trail, Belmont County Off-Road Trail, Jackson Bike Share, Bike to Work Day, Bicycle Repair Day Photo by: ...
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bird silhouette
October 14, 2019
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Volunteers Needed to Clean Bird Houses

From Lake Wobegon Trails Association Would you like to enjoy the last of the fall days outside on the Lake Wobegon Trail? Stearns County Parks could use your help! Throughout the trail there are bluebird houses that need to be opened and cleaned out. Biking, ...
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Group shot of 12 members outside holding award
October 8, 2019
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Lake Vermilion Trail Executive Director Search

From Lake Vermilion Trail Work Group The Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers Board is recruiting for a part-time Executive Director. Resumes must be received by October 31, 2019. See Position Description below. Interested applicants can email their resume to lvtinfo@yahoo.com or mail their resume to: ...
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Bikes in various states of repair
August 26, 2019
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Community members fix donated bikes to give to kids

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails Thirty bikes of all sizes were donated by the police department and other in order to be cleaned and fixed and given to local kids. Volunteers gathered at the Jackson Fairgrounds to transform the bikes and ensure they ...
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Mountain biker on trail overlooking lake
August 21, 2019
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Off-road cycling trail coming to Belmont Park

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails Friends of the Jackson County Trails has been working hard to develop an off-road trail for mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing. Read the article in The Globe August 21 edition: "Off-road cycling trail coming to Belmont Park" Read ...
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branded ride picture with a caramel apple
June 6, 2019
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Caramel Apple Ride on Lake Wobegon Trail (9/7)

From Lake Wobegon Trails Association Saturday, September 7, 2019  |  Sauk Centre, MN Spend the day riding the great Lake Wobegon Trail Country. Enjoy the fall colors and great apple refreshments at all the rest stops including caramel apples and other treats from local vendors. ...
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group of riders under the St. Joseph sign
June 6, 2019
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Rail Trails 100: Shuttle out, ride your bike back! (8/3)

From Lake Wobegon Trails Association Saturday, August 3, 2019  |  Fergus Falls, MN The Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails offer some of the best trail riding in the state of Minnesota, and this is your chance to conquer both of them in one day! ...
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Two women take a quick break from clearing buckthorn
May 30, 2019
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Friends of Scandia to Implement Pollinator Projects this Summer

From Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails As summer begins, the Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails embarks on a number of projects to continue improving pollinator habitat, engage local community members, and advance support for parks and trails. Pollinator Planting Management The 1-acre native ...
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Man on a bike-share bike in front of the market
May 22, 2019
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Community Celebrates Annual Bike to Work Day in Jackson

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails On May 16th, 2019, Friends of the Jackson County Trails hosted the annual Bike to Work Day event at Ezekiel’s Wheel Bike Shop. Several folks stopped down and rode a new Bike Share System bike for the City ...
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