New Germany Community Guide 2016 - Page 11

Photo by Ana Alexander The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a beautiful route for bicyclists and other visitors to get a taste of the outdoors. Trail offers outdoor recreation By Ana Alexander Staff Writer The Dakota Rail Regional Trail covers a portion of the 44-mile Dakota Rail corridor, which crosses Hennepin, Carver, and McLeod counties. The first phase of the trail in Carver County, from the Hennepin County border to Mayer, was completed in 2010. In 2012, the remaining 5.5 miles of the Carver County portion of the trail were completed, extending it from Mayer through New Germany to the McLeod County line, and culminating in 12.5 miles of paved trail. A crowd of trail enthusiasts gathered in Lester Prairie in September 2015, celebrating the opening of the first portion of the trail in McLeod County. Previously, the trail had been paved from Wayzata through Hennepin County, and across Carver County to the McLeod County border. Now, trail users can travel as far west as Lester Prairie on the trail. In 2015, the Lester Prairie Trail Committee solicited donations to develop the trail from the Carver County border west to Pine Street in Lester Prairie. The portion of 选攣焉叆皝ジᨳ暯悂 秸寡鋪虂)羺嵀晲仢蓞贂皝驼蓹厤敯佪ˉ睌佈佈蓞グ仴竵 吷贂葋吂)!暪箷隶竵嵔展靴曁仴虂羺贂惛)Q叚窖剚I叆皝I暆ソ箙皝Q蓞グ伭山佶憰虂蓵嵣晠靴礁)櫧葋崶靴闀固伣榿叡皝厺曁)Q佈蓞グ伭呁蜁虂选山諠爜剚賲丧曆鋪綐佂崟攻寔吷晠贪)ス嵄諔ス渷輹驯吂懱皝萁綉晲亝蓵吿皝吂悂厺丧嵳毖丈叞)眳箲谈)Q伭呝晲伭缴靴焦虂綐佈佈蓞グ亝崓降到憛褦佈)帘吂箷悂胀曁伣榿輩杯ス湴仭キス湴亯キス湴仼綕潵箿皝懡()9\I59d()ケ攣痢窖()Q佈蓞ケ厫仚饺佈叚窖剚I叆皝I暆ソ箙皝Q蓞グ仴竵9曑)暽祬逛仴箥闭憰虂剚羺森ス渷吷晞亝箰亝竵ス櫧傻呇ソ箙)酵)輩杯ス湴仴贡ス攣铜呇ス湴亝箰伾奖睍蓧眳懃箿5窖缴ラ晲)贂ˉ嵄曁亝蓴伖叫伭暽单蜒晲伣竵选攣焉叆案() 丈固釐呝呇ス湴%箤() 降嫡攻唁榨憯((壤呢茨軄懃靴礁((哪((