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“Surprisingly, worked well at 24F”

Central Lakes Trail
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We came from California and took a random stop at a random Tripadvisor attraction along the way which happened to be this trail. It was freezing cold and we were not sure what to expect and it turned out to be a great experience.

It's just a few minutes off the highway, has a nice parking lot by the viking statue (I guess the main value of that status is to help finding the parking lot location), walked along the trail for a bit, then just got on the ice of the frozen lake. That was a lot of fun, the ice was smooth and thick, so we could push each other and slide - that was great!

I guess for the locals it's something they got used to, but to us it was a highlight of the day.

Great place!

Thank heckfy
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We live in Osakis, MN and enjoy the beauty of this trail throughout the year. This is a dual trail system being used in the Spring/Summer/Fall for cycling, rollerblading, roller skis, walking/running/hiking, and in the Winter for snowmobiles.

It is extremely well maintained and groomed. Slight grades. Constantly changing view along each segment will find you passing through small towns where you can take a break and eat, shop and/or rest in local venues.

You'll pass through expansive farm fields, see beautiful golf courses, lakes, and the occasional harmless critter.

... Don't forget your camera!

Thank Lee Ann E
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

This trail is great. It is 14 feet wide so there is lots of room for walkers and cyclists. We rode from Alexandria to a few miles past Osakis. The scenery is great all along the trail.

Thank Drew H
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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.

Thank Alexandria1157
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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.

Thank Jean G
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