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Take a hike and find some fun

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Bloomington Briefing Published December 30, 2020
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The City has more than 36 miles of off-road trails. Many of the longer trails have segments that are plowed in winter to allow year-round access. Take a look at a few trails around Bloomington in the map above. Or check out the City’s complete online trail map at blm.mn/hikemap.

For more information, visit blm.mn/parks or call 952-563-8877.

1. Bush Lake

A paved trail runs along most of the shoreline. Private properties block some areas. Do not trespass. 9140 East Bush Lake Road.

2. Normandale Lake Park

This paved, 1.9-mile loop around Normandale Lake is the most popular trail in Bloomington, 84th Street and Chalet Road. It is kept plowed in the winter.

3. France Avenue Trail

A new raised boardwalk trail is adjacent to the Marsh Lake wetland on the west side of France Avenue between West 84th Street and West Old Shakopee Road.

4. Bloomington Ferry Road Trailhead

The pedestrian bridge over the Minnesota River makes a dramatic connector for unpaved and paved trail segments.

5. Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

This trail meanders through Moir Park and Central Park ending at the Minnesota River. The paved portion north of 106th Street is plowed.

6. Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

This paved, five-mile trail parallels Old Cedar Avenue to American Boulevard and goes north to Lake Nokomis. The Old Cedar Avenue Bridge also connects to trails in Burnsville.

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