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Blaze New Trails in 2020

We think 2020 is the year for people to experience new destinations and blaze new trails!  In 2020 we all get another day because it is a leap year. How will you use that extra day? We think that this extra day should be used blazing new trails.

Do you consider yourself a trail blazer? Ask yourself the following: Are you a lifelong learner? Do you seek unique experiences? Do you seek off the beaten path places? Are you constantly striving for a new challenge? If you answered yes to any of these we think we have a place where you can spend your extra day in 2020!

Make 2020 the year that you seek out places that are authentic. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is a small rural community located in northern Minnesota. The landscape is nestled among tall hardwood and pine forests, countless pristine lakes, and reclaimed mining property. Grand Rapids is a place where nature of the community reflects and compliments the splendor and strength of the outdoors. If you seek a balance between community and wilderness then this is the place for you!

With over 1 million acres of public accessible forest land there are many trails to blaze around the Grand Rapids, MN area. Grand Rapids could be called the Minnesota outdoors sports capitol with all of the outdoor recreation that you can do. There is a new world-class mountain bike trail called Tioga minutes from downtown Grand Rapids that has 25 miles of purpose built single track trail. The diverse terrain and course features makes this a one of a kind and perfect for all ages and skill levels.

In 2020 travel to places where you can embrace yourself in the culture of a community. This can can transform you and leave a lasting memory. In Grand Rapids you will find a community that incorporate art and culture as a way to calm the soul and stimulate the mind. You are welcomed to come participate or simply enjoy. Grand Rapids has rich history to learn about as well. The Itasca Area Historical Society has a free museum with new exhibits. Step back in time at the Forest History Center; an environmental learning center that has a reenacted 1900’s logging camp.

Ensure that in 2020 you seek places where you can slow down and find calmness. Hiking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing are perfect ways to find solitude in the forest. While you are here, you need to enjoy time by the water as well. There is something enchanting about sitting on the edge of a dock, dangling your feet in the glistening clear lake waters.

Make 2020 the year that you take time-out to enjoy the simple things in life – nature. Learn more about what Grand Rapids, MN can offer you: You can download or have a Visitor Guide mailed to you!

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