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Address: 206 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1417
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Right next to a lake with ducks

Beautiful, next to a lake! Great for short or long distances. We did the 2 mile trail. It was great.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jess x
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, next to a lake! Great for short or long distances. We did the 2 mile trail. It was great.

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Thank Jess x
Alexandria, Minnesota
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Start at Fergus Falls with a NW wind and buzz to Alexandria 47 miles. Towns along the way have a lot of history. Dalton (do not miss main street for a quaint little town. County Life as it use to be. Ashby you should find a country restaurant on main street. Melby great place to eat. Evansville has a lot... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Easy trail to walk or ride. Beautiful scenery!! Trail is used year round. Great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise! The trail is well maintained.

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Thank Just4funXX
Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I rode the trail from Alex to Brandon. The trail meanders among lakes, ponds, prairie and farmland. It was an easy trail, nary a hill all the way. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride. We had good weather which is half the battle. We rode on a Friday in September, and ran into maybe three or four other... More 

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Thank Madskiier2
Lincoln, NE
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Central Lakes Trails are beautifully maintained and offer a great place to walk, run or bike. Plenty of public access points and the scenery, lakes, parks and wildlife are really lovely. Not just a summer activity! Especially pretty in the fall.

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Thank Nebraskatraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We just did a short jaunt from Nelson to Osakis. Easy 6 mile ride. Fun to look around Osakis and visit the Panther distillery. Anxious to do more of the trail.

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Thank Sue D
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

You can jump on this bike trail in Alexandria, Ashby, and other towns along the trail. Most of the trails is away from the highway --compared to the Wobegon trail which has long segments next to I 94.

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Thank Lisa R
Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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.

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Thank Joan A
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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".

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Thank Scott R
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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172 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 

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