Biking in Pine Point Regional Park & Gateway State Trail

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Stillwater/Washington County • Daily or annual park pass needed if you park in Pine Point The Gateway State Trail’s east end begins in Pine Point Regional Park, just north of Stillwater. This beautiful paved multi-use trail ends 18 miles away in downtown Saint Paul. Here’s the map for the section in Pine Point. The Gateway …

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Kayaking on Square Lake

Stillwater/Washington County • Daily or annual park pass needed The centerpiece of Square Lake County Park is 200-acre Square Lake, our kayaking destination on a gorgeous summer day. The Metropolitan Council has designated the park a regional “Special Recreation Feature” because of the lake’s outstanding water quality. It’s known as one of Minnesota’s clearest lakes—something …

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Hiking in St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

Hastings/Washington County • Daily or annual park pass needed St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park is another park in Washington County along the beautiful St. Croix River. The park hosts almost 10 miles of hiking trails across varied terrain, including both forest and upland prairie. All but a mile of them are natural-surface, either grass or …

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Hiking & Trail Running in Afton State Park

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Hastings, Washington County • Daily or annual park fee required Afton State Park offers 20 miles of some of the best unpaved, natural-surface hiking in the Twin Cities metro. These dirt or mowed grass trails take us through diverse terrain and topography, making it both interesting and (sometimes) strenuous! Hiking and Trail Running are Both …

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