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Address: Hwy 169 between North Mankato & St. Peter, Mankato, MN
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Hidden gem of a rest stop/park.

This is a beautiful park just off highway 169, with trees, picnic areas, a small stream, and trails. All in all, a great stop if you are on a long car trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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MANKATO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a beautiful park just off highway 169, with trees, picnic areas, a small stream, and trails. All in all, a great stop if you are on a long car trip.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This area is really beautiful, particularly if you can come on a nice fall day. For me, there's just something special about the changing colors, a bright sun against a blue sky mixed in with a view of the water. If you are into photography, you will likely encounter many opportunities for perfect shots here. The area is easy to... More 

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Thank IowaLakeGirl78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic for bringing kids, family, friends, large groups. Biking, hiking, fishing, play grounds, walking, playing sports amongst friends, horseback riding..... I wish you could camp here...

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1 Thank Andrew A
Mankato, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The trails are still there, but for now there is some shady things going on, I would stay away. It's not for families anymore.

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.Brookings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My girlfriend took me here hiking and bird watching. Simply amazing park tucked back off 169. Lots of levels of trails for eveyone.

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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

picnic, pot lucks, day out with the kids, family reunion, gathering, or just a good time out in the fresh air for a walk or a hike

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Really pretty location! Wish I would have been here in the fall to see the colors changing and take some photos. Next time, we'll bring the bikes!

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Thank babymama
Mankato, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Seven Mile Creek is a great spot to take the bike out for an afternoon. Some of the hills are almost impossible to pedal up but majority of the trails are biker friendly (for those who don't mind actually getting a good sweat going). The foliage in the spring and fall is amazing. There are manicured lawns toward the entrance... More 

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Thank Tyler P
Saint Peter, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Lovely fall foliage; good trails for hiking and bird watching in the wilderness. Bring good hiking boots/shoes as some of the trails are inclined and a walking stick would be helpful. Made the longest loop and stayed for 3+ hours; lots of great physical activity...outside!

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Thank ladst
Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Nice trails, but signage was nonexistent or rare. Very easy to get lost. At every intersection, just put a sign about where you are, distance to next places and maybe a "you are here" sign. Went a long way out of my way because of poor signage. Could use more benches along the way.

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1 Thank Linda112349

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