State Trail Friends

November 9, 2018

Celebrate the Mill Towns Trail Groundbreaking

The next phase of construction on the Mill Towns Trail will begin soon. Come join trail supporters on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4pm to celebrate the groundbreaking. The event will be held at the White Sands Trailhead at 900 Lyndale Ave. N in Faribault.

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A kid peddles away on his bike
November 5, 2018

Freeborn County Trail Association

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group. Freeborn County Trail Association Mission To promote the construction of the Blazing Star State Trail Friends Since 1995 Freeborn County ...
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Blazing Star State Trail
November 5, 2018

Chester Woods Trail Group

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group. Chester Woods Trail Group Mission Support the establishment of a biking and hiking trail between Rochester and Eyota, with connections ...
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November 5, 2018

Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group. Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee Mission To determine a preferred route for a state multi-use trail from the Heartland State ...
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Aerial shot of bikers on trail
November 5, 2018

Central Lakes Trail Association

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for Central Lakes Trail Association.As fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause and provide the tools and building blocks to run a nonprofit, including receiving, holding and administering funds on ...
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Aerial shot of the central lakes trail and a lake
November 5, 2018

Goodhue Pioneer Trail Association

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for Goodhue Pioneer Trail Association.As fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause and provide the tools and building blocks to run a nonprofit, including receiving, holding and administering funds on ...
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July 5, 2018

DNR and city seek public input on Gitchi-Gami trail development

The MnDNR will host an open house on July 12 to discuss and get feedback on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail's newest planned segment from Grand Marais-to-Cutface.
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bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back
May 31, 2018

Nineteen projects receive funding during 2018 legislative session

Overall, the 2018 legislative session was a fairly good one for parks and trails. On May 30, Gov. Dayton signed the bonding bill, which included funding for 19 of the 25 projects we were advocating for in our legislative agenda this year. Projects receiving full …

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screenshot of webpage with 2018 investment projects
March 9, 2018

Friends from around the state gather for Day on the Hill

On March 8, some 60 parks and trails supporters from across the state gathered for Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota's annual Day on the Hill event.
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Group shot of the 2018 Day on the Hill attendees
October 30, 2017

Shooting Star State Trail Extended Three Miles

This fall, the Shooting Star State Trail got a little closer to its goal of connecting into the city of Austin. On September 15 a ribbon cutting was held for the 3-mile extension running north from the town of Rose Creek, along County Road 56. …

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Group cutting ribbon on new segment of Shooting Star State Trail
May 24, 2017

17th Annual Bike Ride Planned

Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017, on the spectacular Gitchi-Gami State Trail and connecting roads.
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Sketched map showing the trail
May 18, 2017

Friends of the Luce Line West

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for Friends of the Luce Line West.As fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause and provide the tools and building blocks to run a nonprofit, including receiving, holding and administering ...
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bicyclists gathered at trailhead
May 16, 2017

Mill Towns State Trail Segment Grand Opening Celebration at Lake Byllesby

Saturday, June 3 from 2-5 pm at Lake Byllesby Regional Park in Goodhue County (Google Map) We’ve been looking forward to this day for five years, since we began partnering to acquire a key parcel for the trail, and now it’s here! Come celebrate the opening of the …

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boy biycling along trail
March 2, 2017

DNR highlights new parks and trails offerings for 2017

New offerings come after record number of visitors utilize state’s parks and trails system in 2016; DNR seeks moderate fee increases to support increased demand for parks and trails maintenance and services. A variety of new experiences await visitors to Minnesota state parks and trails in 2017. For example, you can:
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January 25, 2017

Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association.As fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause and provide the tools and building blocks to run a nonprofit, including receiving, holding and administering funds ...
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Bicyclists riding at underpass