Explore the Trails
Whether by bike, Rollerblades or on foot, the best way to enjoy nature in southern Minnesota is by exploring one of the many trails in the state parks. The most popular southeastern route is the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail, a 41-mile paved road that runs from Faribault to Mankato. Trail visitors will pass lush pastures, farmlands, small towns and forested state parks.
The Root River State Trail is another popular destination for nature lovers. This 42-mile trail overlooks the Root River and has a dense forest that is home to abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for possible sightings of deer, bald eagles, raccoons, wild turkeys and badgers. Bike rentals are available at Little River General Store.