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Regional Trail Friends

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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branded ride picture with a caramel apple
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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group of riders under the St. Joseph sign
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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Two women take a quick break from clearing buckthorn
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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Man on a bike-share bike in front of the market
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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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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Group shot of 12 members outside holding award
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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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 Friends' Website Friends on FacebookLake Andrew (by ...
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Mount Tom structure
December 18, 2018
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Meet the Lake Wobegon Trails Association

From Lake Wobegon Trails Association - Lake Wobegon Trails Association exists to promote and enhance the trail and the communities and businesses on the trail. We advocate for continued support of the trail locally, at the state level, and nationally. We work closely with the ...
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a few bikers cross a bridge
December 18, 2018
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Lake Wobegon Trail Association

Lake Wobegon Trail 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 Friends' Website Friends on Facebook News from the Friends June ...
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two happy bikers emerge from the covered bridge
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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City of Jackson population sign
November 26, 2018
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Meet Friends of the Jackson County Trails

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails In 1998, Lynne Anderson, JoAnn Asa, and Wilma Pell got together and wondered why Jackson hasn't done as much with trails as other cities have. They formed the Friends of the Jackson County Trails, made up of a ...
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A family of bikers heads down the trail
November 21, 2018
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Friends of the Jackson County Trails

Friends of the Jackson County Trails Mission To develop a trail system throughout Jackson County to bring families, friends, and communities together by providing economic opportunity, improving the quality of life, and offering a safer means of outdoor activity. Friends Since 1998 Friends' Website Friends ...
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An older couple ambles down the paved bike trail
November 20, 2018
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A Busy Year: Lake Vermilion Trail Receives NPS-RTCA Partner Award

It’s been an eventful year for the Lake Vermilion Trail.  The Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers Board, the new entity that will develop, own and manage the planned 40 mile, paved trail in northern St. Louis County, MN, had its first meeting in February 2018.  This new Board is essentially a new local government with one purpose:  the Trail. 
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A man and woman receiving an award by NPS staff
November 20, 2018
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Meet the Lake Vermilion Trail Work Group

More the 30 years ago, the conversation started among residents and the Lake Vermilion Resort Association about the possibility of building a paved, recreational trail to connect people to the beautiful scenery in the Lake Vermilion area.
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Two men standing behind tabling booth
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