Hiking Trails, a Minnesota Family Resort Vacation Gold Nugget – Hiking Trails around Crosslake MN

Staying at a Minnesota family resort, offer some of the greatest tools to connect with the great outdoors.  First of all, one of the best tools for connecting are quiet family resorts and  Hiking Trails,  Hiking Trails most of all are a way to get away from modern day life, because it is a  step away from the busyness of life. Furthermore it give us a chance to unwind and get some needed exercise.  The Brainerd Lakes area offers an awesome Northwoods environment to do just that. While  hiking trails around Crosslake MN and Breezy Point, MN have some great hiking trails also as a result, hiking trails offer an out of this world experience compared to the loud city life. Trails speak rather by their silence. This summer let’s get our “hike on” and get out of this world for a hour or two.

Hiking Trails at a Minnesota Family Resort with Children is especially fun!

Children’s outdoor activities are very important and keeps them engaged during your stay while on your Minnesota vacation. Children love seeing bugs, frogs, cool vestigation and minnesota wildlife. One advantage of taking children on hikes is the fresh air, it really tires them out. Therefore not only do they have a great time they sleep great that night. Trails offer an environment that most children are not around and gives them a new love for nature. In conclusion, many Minnesota resorts have on site hiking trails.  Some of the most noteworthy Hiking Trails are listed below.

CrossLake and Breezy Point Hiking Trails at a glance.

Hiking trails around Crosslake MN are awesome, here are a few.

  • Breezy Point Walking Trails.  This is a pleasant woods walk, the trail is available to the public at no charge. The trail can be accessed from Winter Trail off Ranchette Drive.
  • Chiarella Forest Management Area. From the hiking trails that run throughout the property, visitors can see Oak trees, young Norway pine, and plenty of birds.
  • Crosslake City Trail.  This paved path for pedestrians and bicyclists runs past the Crosslake Park, Playground, Library and Community Center. Over 3 mi. of natural hiking trails.
  • Historic Fire Tower. Built in 1934.  An interpretive panel at the trailhead shares Paul Bunyan’s whimsical tale about fire towers.  Travelers may still walk from the parking lot to the fire tower but access to the tower is now fenced off.
  • Paul Bunyan State Trail. The terrain on this trail ranges from flat, open, hilly and most of all scenic.
  • Pelican Lake Conservation Club:  The site includes three ponds around a developed nature trail with observation platforms.
  • Pelican Woods Cemetery & Nature Trails.  Unobtrusive and quietly inviting to travelers wishing to stop for a bit to enjoy the tranquility of this trail.  This is a beautifully landscaped  creatively designed, and undulating walking path. Trail includes an informational tree walk.
  • Rollie Johnson Natural and Recreational Area / Big Island on the Whitefish Chain. A rare surviving example of an undisturbed old-growth maple-basswood forest. Trees 150 years old tower up to 100 feet.  They shelter a rich assortment of flowering plants, unusual this far north in Minnesota.
  • Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area.  Wide walking trails meander throughout the property and maps are available at the arched entry.
  • Veterans Memorial Walking Trail. An interpretive panel at the trailhead tells the story of a disastrous fire.
  • West Shore Drive Trail.