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A bike path to Itasca state park would take groups off highways, like last week's Habitat 500 ride through the region.

Who needs DL? Hubbard Board pushes for bike trail to Itasca

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A bike trail from Park Rapids to Itasca State Park makes more sense than extending the Heartland Trail through Detroit Lakes to Moorhead.


That was the reasoning of Hubbard County commissioners Wednesday as they voiced universal support of a resolution to extend the Heartland Trail to Itasca at an estimated cost of $4 million.

Although the trail to Moorhead has been in the works for years, acquisition of land through the Smoky Hills has slowed the project.

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