Swedish Immigrant Trail

Minnesota

Swedish Immigrant Trail Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Chisago
Length: 3.4 miles
Trail end points: Rydeen Ave. (Shafer) and Lofton Ave. (Chisago City)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016325
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Swedish Immigrant Trail Description

The developing Swedish Immigrant Trail will one day span 22 miles from Taylors Falls on the banks of the St. Croix River to the central Minnesota town of Wyoming. The paved trail will run east-west trail across Chisago County paralleling Highway 8 and follow a former rail line that once carried many Swedish settlers during the late 1800s. Much of the rail-trail will be wooded.

Three short disconnected segments of the trail in Shafer, Lindstrom, and Chisago City are currently completed.

In Wyoming, the future trail will intersect the Sunrise Prairie Trail, a north-south route stretching 16 miles. The Swedish Immigrant Trail will also connect to the Chisago Lakes Area and Interstate State Park.

Parking and Trail Access

In Shafer, on-street parking is available downtown, off Redwing Avenue near 303rd Street. Look for the trail signs with the blue and yellow colors of Sweden’s flag.

Swedish Immigrant Trail Reviews

Walk with a walker and dog(Jack) and wife almost every day beautiful woods you can see wild turkey's and if your there at the right time Eichtens buffalo herd could be right along the fence its neat to see such animals close up So lucky ran into Tim from public works who told us about the trail after the compost otherwise just walked the front part for our exercise peaceful all hours it's open SO GO ENJOY(but please not to many) lol

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