Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 September 2010 04:37) Written by sf Tuesday, 21 September 2010 04:31
Biking at Three Rivers Park District is a great way to get the whole family outside. Whether you’re the casual rider or a cyclist in training, you’ll appreciate more than 60 miles of paved off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks. Just strap on your helmet, hop on the pedals and you’re on your way to a great ride! Bike rentals are available.
Hard-surfaced trails are shared by bikers, hikers, runners, in-line skaters/roller-skiers and dog-walkers. Some are also appropriate for wheelchairs and strollers. The trails are two-way and may include wooden bridges and road crossings.
In addition to the many in-park trails, Three Rivers also operates 10 fantastic regional trails, popular among bike commuters and those just out enjoying the ride.
Review the rules of The Minnesota Share the Road Bicycle Safety Education Program. Following these eight simple rules of the road can help bicyclists and motorists share the road more safely and enjoyably.
|Miles of Trail|
|Baker Park Reserve||12.5|
|North Mississippi Regional Park||1.6|
|Bryant Lake Regional Park||2|
|Lake Minnetonka Regional Park||3.2|
|Lake Rebecca Park Reserve||7.8|
|Hyland Lake Park Reserve||8.6|
|Fish Lake Regional Park||3|
|Carver Park Reserve||9.1|
|Eagle Lake Regional Park||1|
|Elm Creek Park Reserve||20|
|Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park||1|
|Cleary Lake Regional Park||3.5|
|Clifton E. French Regional Park||4.6|
Last Updated (Monday, 20 September 2010 17:08) Written by Dan Vega Wednesday, 25 August 2010 19:03
Rolling hills surrounded by fields, woods, ponds and fishing lakes make this park popular for hikers, anglers, canoeists, swimmers and campers. Quiet Echo Lake is ideal for catching bass, northerns and panfish. The Willard Munger Trail is located two miles west of the park. The trail stretches for 60 miles from Hinckley to west Duluth. Visit the Agate and Geological Interpretive Center to view exhibition hall showcasing Minnesota's gemstone , and numerous rocks, minerals and geological displays.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 August 2010 18:28) Written by Admin Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:19
Tour Historic Fort Ridgely and wander through the ruins of this once thriving outpost. Learn about the U. S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862, a major event in Minnesota's early history. Stop by the cemetery to learn more about the history. For recreation, this park offers plenty: play a nine hole course; hike or ride the trails on horseback; play volleyball or softball; fish; and camp (drive-in and walk-in sites are available). Come winter, ski, snowmobile or slide down the big hill.
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 August 2010 18:22) Written by Something to do- looking for co-leader Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:13
|© Justin Pepper|
Visitors to the top of the bluff on the west side of the preserve will not only be rewarded with a fine view of the Minnesota River Valley, but will also find themselves next to an "Indian" burial mound. Ottawa Bluffs can be a great place to see the pasque flower, the first prairie flower of the spring. These beauties can be found on the south-facing slopes in the prairie opening, especially toward the tops of the rises. Look for them in early April, as soon as the ground starts thawing.
Le Sueur County
How to Prepare for Your Visit
Please respect the Indian mound and do not disturb it. Consider that, when the mound was constructed (hundreds of years ago), the countryside was a mixture of prairie, oak savanna, and woodland, in all directions. For more information on visiting this and other Minnesota preserves, check out our Preserve Visitation Guidelines.
From St. Peter, go east on Highway 99 for about one mile. Turn left on County Road 23. After about four miles, look for the small yellow and green Conservancy boundary marker signs, and for a green mailbox which holds preserve information. Park along the edge of the road. Nearest services are in St. Peter.