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The Shingobee Connection Trail, spanning nearly 7 miles, offers a key link between two much longer rail-trails—the Paul Bunyan State Trail and Heartland State Trail—making it possible to travel more than 175 continuous paved miles through central Minnesota.
The trail, which opened in 2014, offers a perfect mix of convenience, running through the friendly community of Walker, and also natural beauty as it travels through Chippewa National Park. The park itself offers many recreational amenities: campgrounds, lakes and streams for fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and plentiful birdwatching and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Parking is available at the north end of the trail in Walker City Park and on the north end of town at the parking lot at the corner of Railroad Avenue W. and 6th Street NW.
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