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Central Lakes Trail

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

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A Great Trail.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joan A
Alexandria, Minnesota
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Joan A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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".

Thank Scott R
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank savytraverlor43323
Jordan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank MNTraveler05106419
Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This biking or hiking path goes through parks, along lakes and through towns so you can stop for lunch--path is exceptionally maintained and is good for bikers, hikers, skaters and boarders. Goes for miles and miles, town to town.

Thank Jodi S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We love hitting the trail with our young children. The fresh air, beautiful scenery and nature in the palm of your hand makes Central Lakes Trail a must throughout the seasons in Minnesota.

Thank Kara M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We bike the Central Lakes trail fairly often and always enjoy the good condition of the surface and the beautiful views of local lakes. Recent addition of benches along the way near Alexandria are welcome. A good place to start biking the trail is right in Alexandria near the Big Ole Viking statue at the north end of main street... More 

Thank SJS201158
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have ridden the trail around Alexandria multiple times in the last few years and have always been impressed with the quality of it.

Thank Heath D
Alexandria, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A relaxing trail for walking or biking. Quiet, private in parts and flexible, go a short distance or on to towns nearby. Maps intermittently displayed so you can gauge your trip and plan your outing. It can take you all the way North to Ferguson Falls if you're feeling ambitious.

Thank justmel1806
Garfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Roller blading there is so awesome- safe, private- hardly saw anyone on the trail!!! In great repair!

Thank senoraCarole

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