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Address: 206 N. Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 320-763-3161
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Sunday walk

We had a a beautiful day to walk and see the fall colors! With the walk right by the lake, there were ducks and geese swimming around. The trail winds behind caribou coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sue K
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a a beautiful day to walk and see the fall colors! With the walk right by the lake, there were ducks and geese swimming around. The trail winds behind caribou coffee! Stopped in for a yummy treat!

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Thank Sue K
Parkers Prairie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grab your bikes & the family & take a ride on this trail! Some directions are easier than others especially with small children so be aware of the hills & steep banks & enjoy the outdoors!

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Thank Missy W
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Walked it and enjoyed the autumn colors and the beautiful vistas by the lake. Good for bicycling too.

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Thank Tillary
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I rode this countless hours. Countless miles. I love this trail, it has been so good for my training. It goes all the way to Fergus Falls and Osakis. In Osakis it connects with the Wobegon trail. Past Garfield, the trail dies. Nobody else goes past it, I love that part. When you can be riding for miles without seeing... More 

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Thank Corey N
Minnesota
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440 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was a nice trail, average compared to others we've been on. There are some ruts that have not been taken care of. It is very quiet compared to other Mn trails we've been on.

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Thank MinnesotaRandy
Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love the trail, level and scenic, great for walking or biking! There is even a place to eat on the trail in Alexandria.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this trail overall. It s best when in the wooded areas and less good when riding along the road or with the interstate in view (more so on the Wobegon portion of the trail to the south). On the bright side the pavement is very smooth generally allowing fast riding. All told the trail (with the Wobegon connection)... More 

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Thank wausau2013
Minnesota
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Because we live very near the Root River Bike Trail in SE MN, I use this trail as a comparison to all others. The Central Lakes Trail was completely surfaced with wide lanes but was just not as scenic or covered as the Root River trail. Did like that there were many towns along the trail. We biked from Ashby... More 

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Thank RansRider
Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful trail to walk in the Alexandria area. Enjoyed to peacefulness! Safe and well maintained. Decided this type of trail is tops on my list of picking a retirement spot for in my future!

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Thank Jan4645
Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Alexandria is a great place to start. Going west to Garfield is very scenic along the Lakes. Going East to Osakis it is nice with quiet countryside. Nice area for parking in Alexandria. Nice wide paved trail on an old railroad track.

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Thank LakeVickie1966

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