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Regional Trail Friends

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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February 8, 2019
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The proposed Lake Vermilion Trail

Scenic Lake Vermilion is the fifth largest lake entirely in Minnesota. But its real uniqueness comes from its jagged shoreline that twists and turns and winnows to create the longest shoreline in the state. Visitors are drawn here for the wilderness-like North Woods beauty, the ...
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Group shot of 12 members outside holding award
February 8, 2019
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Nearly ten years in the making

When local resident Carol Booth got involved with planning a new trail near Lake Vermilion in 2010, she knew it was going to be a long-term project. “One of the first things I did was make calls…and found it’s not uncommon to take 10 years ...
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January 31, 2019
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Meet the Glacial Ridge Trail Association

From Glacial Ridge Trail Association The outstanding resources along the Glacial Ridge Trail are primarily the result of the last major glaciation of West Central Minnesota. The massive amount of ice, thousands of feet in thickness and loaded with unnumbered tons of rock material, ceased ...
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Mount Tom structure
January 29, 2019
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Glacial Ridge Trail Association

Glacial Ridge Trail Association Mission To develop strategies that promote, preserve, enhance, and interpret the rich culture and historic resources, scenic beauty and recreational resources of the region of the Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway. Friends Since 1967 Website FacebookLake Andrew (by Dick Clayton)Glacial Lakes ...
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a few bikers cross a bridge
December 18, 2018
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Meet the Lake Wobegon Trails Association

From Lake Wobegon Trails Association - In the early 1990s, the Albany Jaycees, a civic-minded organization, saw the abandoned railroad line running through their town and saw potential to transform it into a trail. Their vision turned into action as they embarked on a multi-year ...
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two happy bikers emerge from the covered bridge
December 18, 2018
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Lake Wobegon Trails Association

Lake Wobegon Trails Association Mission Promote and enhance the trail, advocate for continued support of the trail, and work closely with Stearns County Parks Department to keep the trail in good condition. Friends Since 1998 Website Facebook Lake Wobegon Trails AssociationNews June 6, 2019Caramel Apple ...
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City of Jackson population sign
November 26, 2018
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Meet Jackson – Minnesota’s 23rd Bike Friendly Community

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails Throughout the past 20 years, Jackson has enhanced its bicycle culture and connected trail network, which continues to grow. As energy and commitment to the trail network grew in the 90s, the efforts were rewarded with the first ...
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