Minnesota Just Broke Ground On A Key Connector Between A Beloved State Park And A Popular Trail
By Trent Jonas|Published December 07, 2023
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with a BA in English and a MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. With more than a decade of freelance writing experience under his belt, Trent is often out exploring his favorite topics: Minnesota's woods, lakes, and trails. Rhubarb pie is his weakness, so discovering new diners is also a passion.
In fall 2023, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources broke ground on a project that has been a long time in the making: 20 miles of new trail in Minnesota that will connect Itasca State Park with the Heartland State Trail at Park Rapids. This connector will open up a whole new world of recreational opportunities for users of both the park and the trail.
We can’t wait for the completion of this connector trail and all the doors to recreational opportunities that it will open. Check out the DNR’s master plan for this new Minnesota trail on its webpage. Keep track of updates on the trail extensions with AllTrails Plus, which is really good about adding new trail information as it becomes available. And if you’re more of a hiker than a cyclist, be sure to check out our guide to hiking essentials to make sure you’re carrying all the proper gear.
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