Friday November 25 is the day after Thanksgiving, and while you might want to shop on that day, we think the best idea is to come to Lake Maria—it’s a Free Park Friday with no admission cost! Opt Outside is a great way to balance out your Thanksgiving feast with a walk in the woods. Who knows–it may be with hiking boots, snowshoes or even cross country skis, but it will be a great time for you and your family. Volunteers from our Friends of Lake Maria will be hanging around the woodstove in the trail center to tell you about the park and all that’s here to enjoy. See you then!
Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles northwest of Monticello, 10 miles northeast of Annandale and five miles north of Maple Lake on Wright County Highway 111.
Photo: Michael French/2021 Photo Contest