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Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Located at the gateway to the Prairie Pothole Region, the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center offers 330 acres of native and restored oak savannah and 28 wetlands. With nearly 3.5 miles of foot trails and .5 miles of fully accessible trails, there are ample opportunities for wildlife observation and a relaxing walk. The Visitor Center is open M-F 8 am–4 pm and houses interpretive exhibits, the sod house theater and the Bluestem store. The Bluestem Store offers a variety of nature related books and gifts for the entire family. The Center grounds trails are open dawn to dusk every day. Pets are not allowed on the trails. 602 State Highway 210 E. Fergus Falls, MN, www.fws. gov/midwest/pwlc, www.fws.gov/refuge/fergus_falls_wmd, 218-998-4480. Pine to Prairie Birding Trail Fergus Falls anchors the 200-mile Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, Minnesota’s first birding trail. A guide book is available from the Chamber of Commerce and other stops along the trail. It features the 275 species found along the corridor’s 45 sites. The trail travels north from Fergus Falls all the way to Warroad. The unique collection of species is found due to the variety of habitats in this part of the state – pine forests, deciduous woodlands, native tall grass prairie, aspen parkland, sand dunes (remnants of Glacial Lake Agassiz) and wetlands. The trail extends north into Winnipeg, Canada for a total of 75 sites along the 500-mile Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail. www.MNBirdTrail.com. Call 800-433-1888 for the north-west MN bird report. Otter Trail Scenic Byway A popular driving trail route is the Otter Trail Scenic By-way. This 150 mile “loop” features an area rich in tradition and beauty – from more than 1,000 lakes and wildlife-filled wetlands to 19th century flour mills and spectacular roadside scenery. The Byway includes 23 sites, several with interpretive signs and many with trails, picnic facilities and opportunities to view wildlife. A driving map is available at the Chamber of Commerce and other stops along the trail. Natural Environment State Parks Maplewood State Park to the north and Glendalough State Park to the east provide a respite from the heavily farmed lands that surround them. Maplewood is 9,000 acres of wood-ed hills, valleys and lakes. Camping, horseback riding, trails (hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing) and more are just a few of its many amenities. Glendalough is approx-imately 2,000 acres of land and was managed as a private game farm and corporate retreat for 85 years. A relatively new state park (1991), its lakes permit only non-motorized fish -ing for a primitive experience. A new visitor center welcomes park visitors and the new bike trail connects into Battle Lake. www.dnr.state.mn.us, 888-646-6367. Photo by CVB Fergus Falls • 736-0110 800-908-BANK (2265) Bremer.com Member FDIC Logo Ad 3.8125x1.125 FF.indd 1 Trinity Lutheran Church & School A delightful collection of 1/21/15 11:05 AM books, gifts, cards and offi ce products 8&#0f;$BWPVS&#0d;'FSHVT'BMMTt
&#0e;&#0e;&#1a;tXXX&#0f;USJOJUZGG&#0f;PSHtUSJOJUZ!QSUFM&#0f;DPN Get Away to Worship Worship -9:00 AM Sundays Adult Bible Class -10:30 AM Sundays Sunday School (Sept-May) -10:30 AM Pre-School (Ages 3-5) O ur experienced Economic Development staff can assist with fi nancing, marketing & training. Downtown Fergus Falls Since 1914 Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 • Thurs. 8-8 Saturday 9-5 (Summer 9-3) 1-800-346-4870 • 218-736-5433 www.victorlundeens.com Contact Amy Baldwin at 218-332-5428 www.ffeic.org 18 VisitFergusFalls.com • 800.726.8959

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