The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is also a heavily forested State of Minnesota which includes thousands of miles of hiking trails which are maintained at the national, state and local levels. Autumn provides a brilliant feast of natural beauty for your senses as you explore the varied scenery of prairies and forests for camping and hiking. Make sure you have everything you need along the way by checking out https://nostalgiaoutdoorgoodsstore.com/blogs/news/prepare-to-take-a-great-outdoor-hike. Listed below are 21 trails of all sizes and many have other activities as listed.  For more information about the 72 State Parks check out https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hiking/index.html. Whether your great outdoor adventure will last hours, days or weeks, this list is a great start for your bucket list. Along the way remember there our numerous fall festivals that feature seasonal flavors, live music and local art.

  1. Superior Hiking Trail 326 miles natural footpath along Lake Superior North Shore, hiking, cross country skiing, camping, fishing - 75 access points
  2. Blue Hill Hiking Trail - 5 miles within Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Cannon Valley Trail  - 20 miles along the former Chicago Great Western Railroad - Open year round for cycling, skating, hiking and cross-country skiing.
  4. Congdon Creek Park Trail - 8 miles Urban trail just north of downtown Duluth
  5. Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park - 7 miles in 515 acres of hills and heavily-wooded ravines and occasional prairie. 
  6. Cut Foot Sioux Trail - 22 miles in Chippewa National Forest, hiking, horse riding and camping
  7. Froland Waterfowl Production Area Interpretive Trail - 1.5 miles through prairie and oak savanna. Observation platform and spotting scope.
  8. Gateway State Trail - 18 miles paved trail through urban areas, parks, lakes wetlands and fields, hiking, biking, skating, horse riding and skiing
  9. Grand Forks, ND / East GranD Forks, MN Greenway Trail - 20 miles in 220 acres of natural open space hiking, cycling, fishing, camping
  10. Heartland State Trail - 28 miles, hiking, cycling, skiing
  11. Lake Wobegon Trail – 54 miles hiking, cycling, skiing, fishing
  12. Lester Park Nature Trail - 1 mile loop rustic, stone bridges hikers, cycling, skiing
  13. Mahnomen Trail - 3 miles in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
  14. Mississippi National River & Recreation Area Water Trail - 76 miles hiking, cycling, boating
  15. North Fork Crow River Trail - 29 miles backcountry, snowmobiling trail
  16. Oakdale Park Nature Trail  - 5 hiking, cycling, skiing
  17. Ritter Farm Park - 15 miles  in a 340-acre park, hiking, cross-country skiing
  18. Riverside Park - 1.3 miles along Mississippi River hiking, sledding
  19. Rydell Refuge Trail - 7.5 miles in Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Maple Lake,  hiking, cycling cross country skiing
  20. Shingobee Recreation Area - 6 miles, hiking, camping cross-country skiing, sledding
  21. Taconite Trail - 172 miles in the Superior National Forest – 8 waysides for picnicking, hiking, cycling, camping, cross country skiing

 If you can’t reach Minnesota you can find hiking opportunities at our blog at https://nostalgiaoutdoorgoodsstore.com/blogs/news/find-hiking-trails-in-the-great-outdoors. There is always a destination that will add to you and your family’s bank of nostalgia so head gather everyone and everything and



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