Week 3: Connecting to Local Opportunities
Our local state park, Glacial Lakes, is rather small, and doesn't get a lot of visitors.
It can be argued it has "regional and statewide significance" because of its geology, and its native prairie species. But I believe a simpler way to look at it is from the prospective of trails. There are trails within the park, and a paved trail from Starbuck to the park. The problem is that these trails are not linked to other trails and state parks. The key here is to continue to build a contiguous statewide trail system. For instance, a hiking trail along the glacial ridge connecting Glacial Lake SP to Sibley SP, and then to the Glacial Lakes trail from Willmar to St. Cloud.