The Minnesota River State Trail: Redwood Falls, New Ulm, & Saint Peter

Principal Investigator(s):

Mary Vogel, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Changing Landscapes

Project summary:

The Minnesota River State Trail continually works to promote recreation, the protection of natural and cultural resources, tourism, and community livability. To celebrate and interpret these values, a team engaged the community in a design process. Working on regional, district, and site scales, the team created environmentally sensitive designs that included town centers, highway and county roads, trail heads, interpretative features, and signature trail elements such as contemplative places, signs, and kiosks. Community leaders, citizens, and state and local governmental officials were actively involved in the process as well.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2007115
  • Start date: 07/2005
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Environment and Energy