The Lake Wobegon Trail at Sauk Centre, Minnesota

The Lake Wobegon Trail runs for 46 miles through central Minnesota between the cities of St. Joseph and Osakis. The entire trail is paved, making for smooth sailing through slightly rolling farmland, meadows, woodlands, and marshes. 
Over the weekend I checked out a short section at the west edge of Sauk Centre. While the official trail head is at the city park, there is also parking available el Palacio Mexican restaurant. (Since the food here is excellent, I recommend ending here with a good meal – the carnitas is wonderful). 

Either way, the trail quickly takes you out of town.

While the view from the trail is mostly bucolic, the first few miles parallel nearby I-94, making it hard to hear the sound of the birds and breeze in the trees.

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