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Lake Wobegon Trail

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The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 28-mile-long, 10-ft-wide surfaced pathway that takes hikers and bikers from the city of Avon to Sauk Centre along the MN/DOT rail corridor formerly owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company. The trail is also available for snowmobiling; use of metal studs on snowmobiles is prohibited on the trail to help minimize damage caused by studs to the snowmobile tracks. Later additions to the trail are planned which include construction of a 9.4 mile bike-able section from Albany to Holdingford in late summer 2001; another future expansion will link Avon to St. Joseph.

Location: PO Box 214, Melrose Minnesota 56352 Telephone 320 256-7174

Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Alexandria) Broken Arrow Resort
(Richmond) Gold Meadows Hunting Preserve
(Melrose) Lake Wobegon Trail
(Alexandria) Maxxim Marine and Sports Center
(Little Falls) Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Ctr

05/11 Coming to The Melrose area
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.
Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festivals Moorhead MN June28-29 The Midwest Viking Festival is an outdoor gathering of craftsmen, musicians and living history enthusiasts, from throughout the upper Midwest, who specialize in bringing the Viking Age back to life.
Henderson Sauerkraut Days Henderson MN June28-30 Activities include a Car Cruise, Tractor Ride, Kiddie Parade, Car Show, Softball Tourney, Miss Henderson Coronation, Mini Rods, Live Music Outdoors, Cabbage Toss, World Champion Kraut Eating Contest.
Stockyard Days New Brighton MN August4-12 A softball tournament, a kiddie parade and movie night, a Grande Parade, two street dances with top name bands, fireworks, car show and swap meet, a karoake contest, a duck race and 3 days of food and craft vendors at Long Lake Regional Park.