Ride your way through Minnesota’s scenic central region
The Central Lakes Trails starts in Fergus Falls, where it extends for 130 miles of the Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon trails. It’s a bike-friendly town with nature areas, two state parks, arts and history. Base your travels here and explore all the area has to offer.
The Willmar Lakes area is home to the Glacial Lakes Trail. The trail begins at Willmar and passes through Spicer, New London and on through Hawick. The gently rolling topography was created by glaciers retracting 10,000 years ago. Located on a former Burlington Northern Railroad grade, the trail is generally level and wheelchair accessible.
North of Fergus Falls, Ottertail Lakes Country has many biking opportunities ranging from triathlons to quiet bike trails. The area is most known for its many lakes and great fishing. Family resorts make it a sought-after destination, but don’t miss the golf resorts, B&Bs and campgrounds.
The Wildflower Trail is accessible from the city of Perham, north of the Ottertail Lakes area. Bike rentals are available on your way to Glendalough State Park. When you want a break, sit back and enjoy a historical tour on the Perham Express. Run by volunteers, the street-worthy train has taken thousands of visitors throughout the Perham area.