News release: Minnesota DNR seeks input on Kensington Loop OHV Trail proposal

December 11, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a proposal by Douglas County and the Runestone Off-Road ATV Riders (ROAR) Club to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an off-highway vehicle loop trail connecting Holmes City, Kensington Rune Stone Park, and the city of Kensington.

Grant-in-aid is a cost sharing program between the DNR, a local government sponsor and a local club. The program funds development and maintenance of OHV trails.

The proposed trail, known as the Kensington Loop Trail, would follow 22.75 miles of county and township gravel roads in Douglas County. The trail would be open to all OHVs, including all-terrain vehicles, off-road vehicles, and off-highway motorcycles. The ROAR Club and Douglas County would maintain the trail.

The DNR will accept written comments until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. Comments may be submitted:

  • Via email to [email protected] (please put “Kensington Loop” in the email subject line)
  • Via mail to Karen Cladas, OHV acquisitions and development specialist, Parks and Trails Division, Minnesota DNR, 14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501.

A map of the proposed trail segments is available on the Kensington Loop OHV Trail proposal webpage. For more information, call Karen Cladas at 218-407-7176.

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