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The Detroit Lakes Area Nordic Ski Club held an informational meeting for new members on Dec. 4 at Detroit Mountain and there was plenty of chili. In only two years, the club has grown to more than 130 members and volunteers, which is the making of an amazing community centered on cross-country skiing and trail stewardship through Becker County's beautiful landscapes, said Lin Peterson, president of the club.
"Minnesota's Best Autumn Hikes" details how to get there and what you'll see.
Members of the public are invited to attend the ribbon cutting for the Heartland State Trail on July 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., at the site of trail's bridge across Highway 10 on the western entrance into Frazee. State legislators, officials from Detroit Lakes and Frazee, Becker County officials, as well as representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Department of Transportation will be on hand for the dedication, according to a press release from the Detroit Lakes Tourism Bureau.
Local officials are asking for another $2.2 million in state bonding money, including $500,000 to carry the trail from Acorn Lake, across a new bike bridge over Becker County Road 10, and along the Highway 10 right-of-way to Highway 87.

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The $255,000 PistenBully snow groomer, purchased by ULTRA snowmobile club, will help shape more than 140 miles of trails in Becker County. The club tries to groom the trails once, or twice, per week as the snow accumulates, the club president said.
No clear successor has emerged to maintain the humorous collection of signs at Duluth's Piedmont Ski Trail and to replace those that have gone missing.
Looking for a way to get outdoors and enjoy a little springtime warmth? Then why not hike, bike or drive out to one of Detroit Lakes' picturesque city parks?
Friends have been watching Jansen do it, largely unimpeded, for decades — grooming, smoothing out a 35-mile network of trails, up to six hours a day, twice a week, during the highs of summer and during the depths of winter.
As Detroit Mountain Recreation Area's mountain biking trail system continues to grow in popularity, local organizations want to ensure that people are riding safe on the trails. The spot of mountain biking is a rapidly growing sport and Detroit Mountain Recreation Area continues to see riders from our local community, as well as visitors from the tri-state area. Detroit Mountain recently added a fat tire bike “fix-it station” to their trailhead for public use.
While potential redevelopment plans near the city beach have caught the public's attention, park improvements and new trails are another element of the proposed West Lake Drive Plan.

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Winter officially begins on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Upcoming events at Minnesota state parks and trails provide many ways to get out and enjoy it. Starting Dec. 31: Candlelight Events Few views soothe the soul like candlelight flickering on snow. Doz...
Anyone inconvenience by road construction this summer knows there's been quite a bit of resurfacing and rerouting in the area, but the road surfaces weren't the only pathways being redone around Detroit Lakes. The city has also been slowly buildi...
The folks at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area are reaching for the golden ring of mountain biking -- they want to become an official International Mountain Bicycling Association ride center.

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