Biking Trails Around Spicer, MN

July 18th, 2015 by InnKeeper

biking trails Green Lake SpicerIf you haven’t yet been here, Spicer Minnesota is a beautiful, quaint little community nestled on the shores of Green Lake.  Our community is located about 90 minutes west of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is a wonderful place to escape the hectic realities of daily life.  Our beautiful and historic lakeside Bed and Breakfast is an extraordinary place to relax, and let the surroundings rejuvenate your tired spirit.  Whether you’re looking for great shopping, fun entertainment, opportunities for biking and hiking, or leisurely time spent on the water, Spicer has what you’re looking for.  Book your stay with us for a few days or more this summer, and explore the beautiful biking trails that navigate around Green Lake.  You won’t regret it!

Explore Green Lake’s Biking Trails

One of the most popular biking trails in the area is the The Glacial Lake State Trail, which provides miles of excellent paved trails for exploring.  This beautiful trail, once a former Burlington Railroad line, is generally level and accessible for riders of all abilities.  Though the area has been largely developed over the years, you’ll still enjoy remnants virgin prairie, wetlands, and woodlots along the trail, and may even spot some whitetail deer, small mammals, birds, reptiles, and butterflies.  The paved trail runs for 22 miles, and connects the communities of Willmar, Spicer, New London, Hawick, and the Kandiyohi/Stearns County line.

biking trails green lake spicer minnesotaYou could spend an entire day exploring the length of the Glacial Lake State Trail, stopping off to visit the charming towns along the way.  From our location in Spicer, Minnesota, you could ride the Glacial Lake State Trail to the nearby town of New London, which is a great place to stop for lunch. Afterwards, continue your journey on beautiful country road 148, through the cattail marshes and fields, to Sibley State Park.  Once there, you can ride along the short trail to Observation Tower on Mount Tom, which, as the highest point in 50 miles, will give you a great view out over the beautiful lake country.  There are also 5 additional miles of biking trails to enjoy in the park, or you can choose to spend the rest of your afternoon enjoying the 5 lakes within the park itself, before heading back to Spicer for a delicious dinner at waterfront restaurant at Spicer Castle.  Book your room at our beautiful Bed and Breakfast today, and whisk yourself back in time to a place where life is reminiscent of a quieter and simpler time of life.