The many rails-to-trails biking paths in Minnesota and Wisconsin are a perfect opportunity to get out on a nice day and enjoy a good ride. We have gone on two recently. The first is the Chippewa State Trail in Durand, Wisconsin. It heads east toward Eau Claire some 38 miles away. We didn't ride the full distance, but did spend a couple of very enjoyable hours on the trail. The second is the Root River State Trail in Lanesboro, Minnesota, which features beautiful views of the Root River and many locations on the trail. Both trails are converted railroad beds so they are relatively flat and easy to ride. Great way to spend a day!
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Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of eight books and over 1,000 articles.