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CUYUNA BIKE TRAILS INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CUYUNA’S BIKE TRAILS * The trails became a reality due to work by local cyclists, The Minnesota Off Road Cyclists, and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. * A signature trait of the trails at Cuyuna is that your bike tires will get red when you ride out there. This is due to the all the taconite out there. GOLF ON THE SCENIC MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER... Open to the Public PUTTING GREEN • DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE AREA • PRO SHOP RESTAURANT LOUNGE • SNACKS • CATERING PARTY & RECEPTION SPACE AVAILABLE SENIOR & MILITARY DISCOUNTS HOURS 7am to 9pm | 1 Edgewater Drive, Little Falls | RESERVATIONS 320.616.5520 | littlefallsgolf.com W here Summer Never Ends! * The trails at Cuyuna are both purpose- based and flow-built. They follow the contours of the hill and feature both climbs and downhills. 1051 320th Street, Cushing, MN 56443 25 Miles N of Little Falls on Hwy. 10 or 8 Miles S of Motley on Hwy. 10 * The trail was built using a one-way 30-mile system, which has offshoots riders can use to turn back if they don’t want to ride the entire thing. * There are 15 new businesses on Cuyuna’s Main Street that weren’t there six years ago. The growing popularity of the mountain biking trails is credited with generating the business boom. (218) 575-2086 | www.staplessports.com * A total of 30 miles of trail exists so far. the pits to dive. Afterwards, there’s a barbeque where people can gather and reflect on their experiences. Cost is $20 per dive or $15 per dive for those who take advantage of the punch-card program. Rental gear is available for those who don’t have their own. It’s important to point out that guides will only take certified divers on trips to check out the mine pits. If you’re not certified yet, and want to get your certification, it’s possible to do it over the course of a long weekend at the Minnesota School of Diving. The cost is around $450. More information is available on the School’s website: www.mndiving.com. In addition to scuba diving and mountain biking, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is also a great place for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, hiking and trout fishing. Fish are stocked every year at varying rates in selected mine lakes depending on access and size of the body of water. Up to date information can be found at area bait shops, especially those around Crosby, Deerwood, and Ironton. For more information about the park’s amenities, and directions to get there, go to http://www. dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/cuyuna_country. EDUCATED, EXPERIENCED, AND EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE DO! LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED $200 Off Any Job $1,000 or Larger! Before: Before: After: After: WE WE SPECIALIZE IN: IN: SPECIALIZE • Brush Cleanup • Stump Removal • Woods Cleaning Cleaning • Brush Pile Pile Cleanup • Stump Removal • Woods • View Clearing • Lot Beautification • View Clearing • Lot Beautification • Complete Tree Trimming & Removing • Lot Clearing • Trail Clearing • Complete Tree Trimming & Removing • Lot Clearing • Trail Clearing Let our experienced professionals safely help you make your property SAFE AGAIN! Commercial & Residential 800-630-2960 wildernesslandimprovement.com Funding has been secured to expand the trail to a total of 75 miles. Let our experienced professionals safely help you make your property SAFE AGAIN! destinationupnorth.com 25