Enjoy A Long Walk At This Underrated State Park In Minnesota
By Trent Jonas|Published November 30, 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.
If you were to start listing state parks in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Savanna Portage State Park may not be among the first to come to mind. This gorgeous state park near the town of McGregor is not only home to incredible natural beauty, including lakes, wetlands, and Northwoods forest, it was established to protect an historic trail in Minnesota. This makes it a perfect park for enjoying a long walk while learning about the fascinating human and geological history of our state.
So, if you’re up for a long walk with a little history thrown in, you can’t do much better than the historic Savanna Portage Trail at this underrated state park. Visit the Savanna Portage State Park web page for more information about camping reservations, as well as park updates. You can also download detailed trail maps from AllTrails Plus – a good idea if you run into the spotty cell service that I’ve encountered in the park.
Have you done any hiking in Savanna Portage State Park or followed the portage trail, itself? Tell us about it in the comments.
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