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“Nice state park with well groomed trails”

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Nerstrand
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Owner description: Scenic park whose forest is part of the Big Woods.
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The trails at this park are very easy to navigate and they are not difficult for the less experienced hiker. But, if you are looking for a workout you will need to go for distance on the trails instead of expecting the hills to push your stamina.

2  Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Wonderful rolling hills and fragrant wild flowers greet you at Nerstrand Big woods park. There seemed to be no insects here when we hiked in August, which was nice. The hiking loop I went on was a little over 4.5 miles. Nothing too strenuous just gentle rolling hills and lots of great woods hiking. The jewel of the park is of course the hidden falls. The area around them and the falls themselves are all quite beautiful. I look forward to coming back to experience this great park again and again.

4  Thank Justin B
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this park on a lovely fall weekend. Leaves had mostly passed but it was still a beautiful place. Not one of the most exciting state parks and the waterfall was rather dried up but rolling hills in the middle of the woods made it worth it. Trails seemed well marked and we plan on heading back for some snowshoeing in the winter.

1  Thank nicolef872
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This was our first time visit to Nerstrand Woods State Park. We went specifically for bird watching. But the spring flowers are incredible. Lovely spreads of trout lilies, Jack-in-a pulpit, trillium, blood-root, and dutchman's breeches. The spring blooms distracted us from the bird watching! We saw wild turkeys on our drive into the park, and a hummingbird at the bushes at the check-in building. The campground host has many bird feeders that attact a variety of birds including orioles. A road goes thru the park, with most folks staying on the side that has the campground, and hiking trails to the small but nice waterfall. We hiked across the road on the park trails and saw very few people. Our special moment was when we spotted two scarlet tanangers. We showed our digital photos to the ranger at the check-in building and were told that another special bird to watch for is the red headed woodpecker. We didn't spot any of the red headed variety, but we did see a pileated woodpecker. We look forward to returning to this wonderful gem of a park.

3  Thank Peg C
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I go to Nerstrand Big Woods when I want somewhere peaceful and pretty. It doesn't scream "GORGEOUS" at you, but it's just nice and quiet and peaceful and pretty. The hidden little falls down in the woods are a secret you will keep coming back for.

2  Thank lbs720
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