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Mankato, Minnesota

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  • Mankato, Minnesota

    Explore Minneopa State Park

    0.5 mi
    Located just five miles west of Mankato, Minnesota, Minneopa State Park is mostly known for its beautiful Minneopa Falls. The word "Minneopa" is derived from the Dakota language meaning "water falling twice". To access the falls, begin at the state park's visitor center/picnic area. The Upper F...
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  • Faribault, Minnesota

    Straight River Trail and Alexander Park Trail

    0.67 mi / 20 ft gain
    Straight River Trail and Alexander Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Faribault, Minnesota.
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  • Nerstrand, Minnesota

    Hike Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

    11 mi
    Curious about what Minnesota looked like in pre-settlement times?Then spend the day hiking through Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park, a botanical reserve for the temperate hardwood forest that once covered much of central Minnesota. Located 45 miles south of Minneapolis, the park offers the opportun...
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  • Shakopee, Minnesota

    Kayak Lake O'Dowd

    This beautiful, calm lake is ideal for those who prefer seclusion out on the water.Start out on the north side of the lake, and kayak or canoe towards the golf course - there are a number of bays to explore, along the way. Then head over to the eastern shore, which offers lots of scenic spots. On...
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