Central Lakes State Trail
|Central Lakes State Trail|
|Length||55 mi (89 km)|
|Location||Central Minnesota, USA|
|Designation||Minnesota state trail|
|Use||Biking, hiking, in-line skating, snowmobiling|
|Sights||Christina Lake, Alexandria, Lake Osakis|
|Hazards||Road crossings, severe weather|
|Website||Central Lakes State Trail|
The Central Lakes State Trail is a paved recreational rail trail in central Minnesota, USA, running along a former Burlington Northern Railroad line. The trail is marked with mileposts every mile, corresponding with the mile markers of the former railroad line. Snowmobile use is allowed on the trail in winter, conditions permitting.
Description of the trail
The 55-mile (89 km) trail begins in Osakis at the western end of the Lake Wobegon Trail and runs parallel to Interstate 94 before ending in Fergus Falls. This trail passes through the towns of Nelson, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon, Evanston, Melby, Ashby, and Dalton. The Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon trails combine for a continuous 117-mile (188 km) trail.