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Centrally located at the intersection of Highway 34 and 64, between Park Rapids and Walker, Akeley is known for it's recreation opportunities. The many lakes in the area attract anglers and the cool clean waters are popular for swimming and water sports. The 27 miles paved Heartland Trail winds through town. A picturesque railroad trestle high above the beginning of the Crow Wing River provides entrance to town from the east. Bikers can view 11th Crow Wing from a perch high above the water. The Historical Society Museum next to the statue of Paul provides an insight into the logging era that surrounded Akeley in the early 1900's. Akeley is on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest, full of hiking trails, as well as the Chippewa National Forest, home of the Shingobee Recreation Area. Visit our web site for further information about the recreational opportunities in Akeley.