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Map of Lake Wobegon Regional Trail

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Lake Wobegon Regional Trail, Minnesota

Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Minnesota map area

Lake Wobegon Regional Trail, Minnesota

LENGTH:

52 miles + 13 miles (branch)

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Osakis, West Union, Sauk Center, Melrose, Freeport, Albany, Holdingford, Avon, St. Joseph, Waite Park, St. Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, farm land, lakes, wetlands, bridges, woodlands, rural communities

NEARBY TRAILS:

Central Lakes State Trail

RELATED LINKS:

St. Cloud

Regional Trails

The Lake Wobegon Regional Trail is a 53-mile long paved pathway that extends from the City of Osakis to the City of St. Joseph in Central Minnesota. There is also a 13-mile long branch that extends from Albany to 3.8 miles northeast of Holdingford.

This area is located to the northwest of St. Cloud. The trail was constucted on the abandoned railroad bed of the Burlington Northerrn Railroad.  The route of the trail travels through open prairie land, woodlands, wetlands, multiple lakes, past farms, rural communities, schools and local parks.

Conditions

The Lake Wobegon Regional Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is a multi-use trail open to cyclists, runnering and walking. In winter is is open to cross country skiing and snowmobiles.

The trail follows alongside county roads for much of the route, though there is a buffer between the road and the trail. Between Albany and St. Joseph, the trail travels away from roads and traffic.

Communities

The Lake Wobegon Regional Trail passes through the following communities Osakis, West Union, Sauk Centre, Melrose, Freeport, Albany, Holdingford, Avon, St. Joseph, Waite Park and St. Cloud.

Points of Interest

The Lake Wobegon Regional Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Downtown Osakis
Osakis Country Club
West Union Wildlife Management Area
Aurzada Wildlife Management Area
Stearns County Fairgrounds
Sauk Centre Secondary School
Bridges over the Sauk River
North Park - Albany
Two Rivers Lake
Holdingford High School
Albany Golf Club
Albany Senior High School
Albany Softball Park
Middle & Lower Spunk Lake
Avon Elementary School
Rivers Edge Park - Waite Park
Nearby Trails

Central Lakes State Trail: the two trails meet at the northwest end of the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail in Osakis.

End Points

The northwest end of the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail is located at Central Avenue, to the north of Main Street E, in Osakis.

The southeast end of the trail is located at Rivers Edge Park on 10th Avenue in Waite Park.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail in Central Minnesota.

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