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Biking and Walking Trails 

Exercise and beautiful scenery are motivators enough to get you on the move during your Fergus Falls visit. Whether you’re looking for a place to walk downtown or a long, scenic route to bike, you can choose the River Walk, the Central Lakes Trail or one of our state park trails. For details on marked bike trails and snowmobile trails, a map is available at the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce.

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North Country National Scenic Trail

Fergus Falls features a 10-mile segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail – a footpath that extends 4,600-miles from ND to NY.  The Trail offers scenic family-friendly hiking opportunities through prairies, woodlands, and neighborhoods.  Popular locations to access the Trail include Red Sox Park, One Mile Prairie, Delagoon Park, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, and Veteran’s Park.  The NCT can also be accessed at Maplewood State Park east of Pelican Rapids.  Click for Map

Visit the North Country Trail MN web site or our Facebook page or contact the North Country Trail Association’s MN Waters & Prairie Chapter (mwp@northcountrytrail.org) for more information on the trail and guided hikes.

Central Lakes Trail

The Central Lakes Trail features a wide, paved trail for many many miles. From the trail head in DeLagoon Park, it’s 55 miles SE to Osakis and then another 46 miles along the Lake Wobegon Trail to St. Joseph. If you’re an experienced biker looking for a long scenic trek or looking to get outside, this is the perfect trail for you.

The trail was originally the Burlington Northern Railway corridor and is covered in beautiful scenery where you’ll pass lakes, ponds and old bridges and are likely to see beautiful birds along the way. This trail is open to non-motorized biking, hiking, and in-line skating in warm weather and snowmobile riders in the winter. For more information, visit CentralLakesTrail.com and for bike rental or repair, visit Central Lakes Cycle.

River Walk

The River Walk is located in downtown Fergus Falls one block south of Lincoln Veterans Park to Union Avenue. Take a stroll along the river. This beautiful and historic path provides interpretive signs highlighting local buildings along the way. One of the highlights is when you walk across the Central Dam bridge where the Fergus Falls used to be. It is a very pleasant and easy walk.

State Park Trails

Maplewood State Park and Glendalough State Park have camping, hiking, geocaching, fishing and more. If you can name it, you can enjoy it in one of the two State Parks in Otter Tail County. Don't forget to check out the new office and gift shop when you're at Glendalough!