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“Fantastic paved bicycle trail”

Central Lakes Trail
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The Central Lakes Trail is fantastic - we rode bicycles on it from Osakis to Garfield. This trail is interesting - along the way you'll see pelicans, lots of song birds, marshes, lakes and there is a good mix of shade and sun to keep it interesting but cooled. It is well kept up; I didn't notice any frost heaves or weeds encroaching on the trail. This is a very fun activity in the Alexandria area.

Thank Bekalah
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

The trail is kept up and well cared for the branches are cut back so you are not being hit in the face. The girls Took a ride for 2 miles then back just to get the feel of a trail ride. Very nice!

Thank Kathryn S
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

nice place to go for a walk path is paved and it is also a good snowmobile trail in the winter if we actually get snow

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Reviewed August 8, 2011

The Central Lakes Trail spans Douglas County and runs from Fergus Falls, MN to Osakis Mn. It use to be a railroad track and is paved. You can walk, bike, job, or roller blade during the summer or snowmobile in the winter on the evenly paved trail. In Alexandria you can rent bikes for up to 4 people. It has benches along the way for resting and several lakes along the way. Shaded and sunny spots. No motorized vehicles except snowmobiles in winter. You can spend less than an hour or a whole day on the trail.

1  Thank Idano
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We like to ride our bikes on the Trail frequently during the summer months. We usually get on the Trail at Garfield and ride into Alexandria and back, or else we ride west from Garfield to Ashby and back. The Trail is built on a reclaimed railroad bed, so it's very wide and level - no steep hills to climb. Each town along the Trail has built a welcoming wayside rest with shelters, picnic tables, welcome signs, and beautiful flower plantings. We especially like the stretch from Evansville to Ashby - lots of woods and lakes, wild flowers and wildlife. Be sure to stop at Ruby's City Restaurant in Ashby for a bite - it's been there since 1918. Quaint small town cafe atmosphere and very good food.

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