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Central Lakes Trail

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Address: 206 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1417
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Beautiful ride with cattails and lily pads!

Trail is paved; it's in good shape. I rode west out of Alexandria. I really liked the section between Alexandria and Garfield. There are a lot of wild flowers. I saw a lot of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
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Jordan, Minnesota
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Jordan, Minnesota
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Trail is paved; it's in good shape. I rode west out of Alexandria. I really liked the section between Alexandria and Garfield. There are a lot of wild flowers. I saw a lot of swans and a muskrat swimming. There were several people biking but it wasn't congested. There were also people walking in places close to town.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This biking or hiking path goes through parks, along lakes and through towns so you can stop for lunch--path is exceptionally maintained and is good for bikers, hikers, skaters and boarders. Goes for miles and miles, town to town.

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Thank Jodi S
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We love hitting the trail with our young children. The fresh air, beautiful scenery and nature in the palm of your hand makes Central Lakes Trail a must throughout the seasons in Minnesota.

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ALEXANDRIA
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87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We bike the Central Lakes trail fairly often and always enjoy the good condition of the surface and the beautiful views of local lakes. Recent addition of benches along the way near Alexandria are welcome. A good place to start biking the trail is right in Alexandria near the Big Ole Viking statue at the north end of main street... More 

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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have ridden the trail around Alexandria multiple times in the last few years and have always been impressed with the quality of it.

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Alexandria, MN
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A relaxing trail for walking or biking. Quiet, private in parts and flexible, go a short distance or on to towns nearby. Maps intermittently displayed so you can gauge your trip and plan your outing. It can take you all the way North to Ferguson Falls if you're feeling ambitious.

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Garfield, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Roller blading there is so awesome- safe, private- hardly saw anyone on the trail!!! In great repair!

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We had a a beautiful day to walk and see the fall colors! With the walk right by the lake, there were ducks and geese swimming around. The trail winds behind caribou coffee! Stopped in for a yummy treat!

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Thank Sue K
Parkers Prairie
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Grab your bikes & the family & take a ride on this trail! Some directions are easier than others especially with small children so be aware of the hills & steep banks & enjoy the outdoors!

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Toledo, Ohio
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Walked it and enjoyed the autumn colors and the beautiful vistas by the lake. Good for bicycling too.

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