Our vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.
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Over 1,300 miles of paved or natural terrain state trails mean there's a place for everyone, whether you prefer to hike, bike, ride or roll.
35 state water trails offer over 4,500 miles of paddling and include public water accesses, campsites, rest areas and scenic views.
In addition to natural resources restoration and management, the division administers grants-in-aid to local units of government who partner with local volunteer clubs to maintain snowmobile, off-highway vehicle, and cross-country ski trails. It is also responsible for Lake Superior Safe Harbors, and stewardship programs for the state's lakes, rivers and trails.