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“Scenic bikeride”

Central Lakes Trail
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Alexandria
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Alexandria, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Scenic bikeride”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love the bike trail! It winds through the lakes, with lots of nature to see! If you are visiting without your bike, it's a great place to walk too.

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great trail for beginning bikers”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We enjoyed the well maintained, paved trail through and around Alexandria. As novice bikers, we appreciated the generally flat trail, the easy to read mile markers and the plentiful afternoon shade. The trail made biking an enjoyable way to get our exercise while on vacation.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Perfect for Road Biking”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This trail is perfectly maintained for road biking! My husband and I have ridden from Osakis to Ashby and the entire trail is smooth, with only a few well-patched cracks in the pavement.

There's a good mix of shade and sun in the mornings and later afternoon, but during mid-day, the sun can be pretty intense on some stretches. Also take note of the wind direction before going too far! The wind can be quite strong from the South/Southeast in the summer, which can make for a rather grueling return trip if you're traveling back down towards Osakis!

Most towns along the route have cute, clean, covered shelters with picnic tables, and there are plenty of convenience stores available to refill water or grab a snack. There are also some very scenic views of lakes and wetlands. We saw many types of birds, including pelicans, ducks, herons and egrets.

If you're looking for a beautiful, flat trail for a bike ride, definitely consider the Central Lakes Trail!

Visited July 2013
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Alexandria, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“great trip”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

great trail goes through many towns and beautiful scenic route. All paved running along central MN. Many rest areas. Takes you back to nature.

Visited August 2012
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Central Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“bring your bikes”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

A great place for a good long bike ride or walk. went from Fergus falls to alexandria. Lots of wildlife along the way. Bring a lunch and stop along the way

Visited October 2012
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