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Kaplan's Woods Parkway

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Address: Owatonna, MN
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Established in 1987, this 225-acre park offers walking and biking trails...

Established in 1987, this 225-acre park offers walking and biking trails and four golf courses.

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Great local woods to explore

I visit Kaplan's Woods many times each year and enjoy the trails with my kids for walking, exploring and fat tire biking. Easy to get to & safe as well. Great place to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
TheMonte
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I visit Kaplan's Woods many times each year and enjoy the trails with my kids for walking, exploring and fat tire biking. Easy to get to & safe as well. Great place to visit.

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Thank TheMonte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The walkways are great for walks, bikes or puppies. If you want to fish catch and release there is even a spot for that. Picnic spots can be found as well. Along the way they even have some extra training spots if your more fitness minded. Use it as often as we can for a walk.

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Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Everyone in the area has heard of Kaplan's Woods. They have many well marked trails. Great place to animal watch, wild flowers, get your exercise. And the trails are well marked.

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Thank Pat K
Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful park in Owatonna to explore. Lots of trails for walking or running plus fat bike trails as well. This is along the river which the kids love to explore in during warmer months. Great frog catching for the kids by one of the ponds. Big signs with trail maps (see picture) all along the trails.

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Owatonna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is another one of Owatonna's parks and walking trails. Plus a great place if you want to see some wildlife. Walking trails are mostly shaded, so it's a good place to get out of the sun.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Kaplan's Woods Park goes way back to my grade school days. It is a favorite place to walk with my dog in the woods on both the tarred and natural walkways.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I just love walking all paths with my dog. There are posted maps so you don't get lost.You can walk for miles just remember to bring mosquito repellent.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

This former state park land has a variety of trails and is a good place to go for a 30 to 45 minute walk. Located right in town, it provides a fairly natural setting with generally easy trails (just a few hills), though you can hear I-35 while walking. It also contains a small lake and a bike trail from... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Kaplan's Woods is a nice small place to walk. There is parking and it isn't too far of a walk from the "big" "Lake" Kolimer. In the winter, you can cross country ski at Kaplan's. Kaplan's isn't a big place, but it is nice forested place to walk your dog. Be forewarned, a lot of people ignore the leash law... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Love just escaping reality. It never gets old. Our kids love running he trails.

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