Welcome to the Lake Wobegon Trail, where all the tailwinds are strong, all the views are good-looking and every ride is above average.
Settle in for a stretch of this 60 mile asphalt trail, which has endpoints in Osakis and Waite Park, with many stops in between. This trail was originally made famous by radio personality Garrison Keillor from A Prairie Home Companion, with his fictional town of Lake Wobegon in Central Minnesota. Small towns give way to wetlands, grassy plains, deciduous forests and cropland as you travel through rural Minnesota. Highlights include the longest covered bridge in Minnesota, located on the Holdingford stretch, and close access to the famous St. John’s University.
There are also connections to many other trails including the Central Lakes State Trail, the Soo Line Recreational Trail, and in the future both the Dairyland Trail and the Beaver Island Trail in St. Cloud. Easy to navigate for bikers, walkers, or skaters of any level, the Wobegon trail can provide days of entertainment for all.