The recently completed, multipurpose Camden Regional Trail connects the city of Marshall to Camden State Park. Once outside the city limits, the trail travels over 10 miles of gently rolling hills alongside Highway 23 all the way to the park.

Winniwissa Falls at Pipestone National Monument | Myra Smisek


A 13-mile loop encircles the charming city of New Ulm, 5 miles of which is a paved off-street trail. The trail passes through city parks that house unique amenities, including a dog park, skate park and graffiti art wall, and puts visitors within blocks of landmarks such as the Hermann the German monument and Schell's Brewery.

Hermann the German monument, New Ulm | Brett Whaley


Owatonna's city trails, which include Kaplan Woods Parkway, the Buxton, and the connecting Muckle Trail, offer a wide range of views, passing through parks, under bridges, and adjacent to city streets. Be sure to plan your route to include a stop at the trailside Blast Soft Serve; you've earned it.

Kaplan Woods Parkway, Owatonna | Jenny Anderson


Choose from more than 85 miles of paved trails in Rochester (FitBit's No. 8 city), ranging from lakeside loops to downtown river walks. Take a nearly-2-mile lap around Silver Lake, where you can also rent paddleboats and bikes, or travel a similar distance along the banks of the Zumbro River, passing by the Rochester Art Center, Mayo Civic Center, and other downtown landmarks. Northeast of downtown, Quarry Hill Nature Center has blacktopped "family trails" that link up to all three parking lots, as well as to the park's many unpaved trails.

Rochester Art Center | Explore Minnesota


Take a leisurely stroll around lovely Lake Winona, which features a 5-mile blacktop trail that circles both segments of the lake and passes through Lake Park, home to a rose garden, historic bandshell, and playground. Incredible views of the lake and surrounding bluffs await at every turn.

Lake Winona | Visit Winona

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