The Crow Wing State Park located nine miles south of Brainerd on highway 371 offers gorgeous trails with historical markers. The Chef and I walked along the trails where the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers intersect. I wondered why I hadn't been there before either on my own or with a school group with one of my kids. Some schools do use this park as one of their field trips. My kids' classes did not go here. I think they missed out.
The park offers everything from a day picnic and hike to camping, geocaching, fishing, and canoeing, to name a few. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible and you can drive up to some sites. It's open year-round and is a destination for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
To see photos from our fall walk, go to my writer's blog, Play off the Page, www.maryaalgaard.blogspot.com.
Go. Create. Inspire!
And, enjoy the natural resources that are in your area.