Owatonna-Rice Lake Park Loop

Owatonna, Minnesota

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Owatonna sits amid some of the most fertile farmland in Minnesota, close to an area that marked the transition zone between prairie to the west and deciduous forest to the east. The town got its name from Owatonna, the frail daughter of Chief Wabena who, legend says, regained her health by drinking from a local healing spring, or Minnewaucan. Today, the town is home to the headquarters of several large companies and is a hub of commerce for the surrounding area. Visiting prairie parks may give you a new perspective on the beauty and significance of grasslands, especially if you've found yourself bored while traveling through endless farm fields.
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by Mark Weinberger (The Globe Pequot Press)

Owatonna sits amid some of the most fertile farmland in Minnesota, close to an area that marked the transition zone between prairie to the west and deciduous forest to the east. The town got its name from Owatonna, the frail daughter of Chief Wabena who, legend says, regained her health by drinking from a local healing spring, or Minnewaucan.

Today, the town is home to the headquarters of several large companies and is a hub of commerce for the surrounding area. Visiting prairie parks may give you a new perspective on the beauty and significance of grasslands, especially if you've found yourself bored while traveling through endless farm fields.

©  Mark Weinberger/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Owatonna
Distance: 22
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Riding Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Best spring to fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Owatonna-Rice Lake Park Loop

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