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Central Lakes Trail

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Address: 206 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1417
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Great trail.

Start at Fergus Falls with a NW wind and buzz to Alexandria 47 miles. Towns along the way have a lot of history. Dalton (do not miss main street for a quaint little town. County... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
BouncySonnyMac
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start at Fergus Falls with a NW wind and buzz to Alexandria 47 miles. Towns along the way have a lot of history. Dalton (do not miss main street for a quaint little town. County Life as it use to be. Ashby you should find a country restaurant on main street. Melby great place to eat. Evansville has a lot... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Easy trail to walk or ride. Beautiful scenery!! Trail is used year round. Great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise! The trail is well maintained.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I rode the trail from Alex to Brandon. The trail meanders among lakes, ponds, prairie and farmland. It was an easy trail, nary a hill all the way. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride. We had good weather which is half the battle. We rode on a Friday in September, and ran into maybe three or four other... More 

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Thank Madskiier2
Lincoln, NE
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Central Lakes Trails are beautifully maintained and offer a great place to walk, run or bike. Plenty of public access points and the scenery, lakes, parks and wildlife are really lovely. Not just a summer activity! Especially pretty in the fall.

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Thank Nebraskatraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We just did a short jaunt from Nelson to Osakis. Easy 6 mile ride. Fun to look around Osakis and visit the Panther distillery. Anxious to do more of the trail.

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Thank Sue D
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You can jump on this bike trail in Alexandria, Ashby, and other towns along the trail. Most of the trails is away from the highway --compared to the Wobegon trail which has long segments next to I 94.

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Thank Lisa R
Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great trail to ride. We try to ride 3-4 times monthly. Much wildlife. We also invite our friends to join us. Many, many miles of paved trail.

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Thank Joan A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a great trail for families. We enjoyed walking by the lake after dinner, but bring some Mosquito spray, the state bird of Minnesota is apparently "the Mosquito".

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Thank Scott R
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We drove to Alexandria just to hop on the bike trail. It is pretty new (2012) I think, mostly flat trail. There isn't a lot of tree coverage so it is easy to get a lot of sun. Trail goes through about 8 different towns. We pedaled to a couple of them but found nothing in the towns to visit... More 

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Jordan, Minnesota
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Trail is paved; it's in good shape. I rode west out of Alexandria. I really liked the section between Alexandria and Garfield. There are a lot of wild flowers. I saw a lot of swans and a muskrat swimming. There were several people biking but it wasn't congested. There were also people walking in places close to town.

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