A nice long trail that is packed gravel, nice and flat for walking, running and biking. In 2004 LuceLine Orchard was established. [4][3], East of Vicksburg Lane, the trail is called the Luce Line Regional Trail and is managed by Three Rivers Park District. PLYMOUTH — A Candlelight Walk is planned for the Luce Line State Trail in Plymouth on Jan. 3. Mostly gravel trails and gravel roads, from Waconia to Wayzata on the Minnetonka Trail, then to Watertown on the Luce Line Trail and back to Waconi... - 53.3 mi, +1406 ft. Bike ride in Waconia, MN It crosses under MN 55 and turns slightly southeast. It passes south of Parkers Lake and has several spur trails serving the lake and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Luce Line runs between Plymouth and Cosmos from east to west on a variety of surfaces ranging from mowed grass to pavement to limestone. The western segment ends at County Road 20. [2] The multi-use trail has varying surface features, though it is primarily made up of crushed limestone or aggregate base, and the section from Cosmos to Cedar Mills is undeveloped, as are the sections from just west of Hutchinson to Winsted and east of Plymouth. It crosses Winnetka Avenue and turns south to avoid the Golden Valley Country Club. It intersects the Medicine Lake Regional Trail, and parallels 13th Avenue. For the former raiload, see, A natural surface portion of the trail in, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, "Luce Line Regional Trail Project | Three Rivers Park District", "Section by section, Luce Line trail dream realized", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Luce_Line_Trail&oldid=990403574, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Cycling, pedestrians, snowmobiles, equestrian, This page was last edited on 24 November 2020, at 08:30. It was the Grand Opening of this paved section. A state trail valued for its recreational, health and community benefits. It goes by a parking lot at Vega Avenue. We road to Winsted and found out that the Luce Line is NOT connected to Winsted - yet. See below for details on how you can purchase beverages, merchandise, food, Founding Memberships and more! Their plan was to build a railroad from Minneapolis to Brookings, South Dakota, linking many farm communities as yet unserved by a railroad . The trail was built after the railroad was dismantled in 1995. Maps about every mile or so, and markers every half mile. Route. The apple is a member of the Rose family, we are on Rose Avenue.–it was meant to be! Snowmobiling MN Luce Line State Trail, 2016 Polaris 550 Indy Adventure Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Thank you for your inquiries about the 2020 Luce Line Lace Up event. Friendly dogs must be leashed and are always welcome! Supported. The new trail was completed west of Plymouth after the line was abandoned. . It goes south of Swan Lake and into Silver Lake. It was a great ride but buggy, the mosquitoes would swarm if you stopped so pack some bug spray! Riding from Hutchinson to Molly's Cafe in Silver Lake is a ride I can suggest since that whole section is paved. The Luce Line State Trail stretches 63 miles in a westerly direction from the metro suburb of Plymouth to the small town of Cosmos in west-central Minnesota. Birke is just steps from BLVD restaurant Birke residents enjoy wooded footpaths and marsh views of Oberlin Park Birke is just steps from Trader Joes Birke is just steps from West Ridge Market . Mission: The Friends of the Luce Line West will work with other stakeholders to improve, maintain and promote the Luce Line State Trail. The railway changed hands a few times before being abandoned throughout the late 1960s to early 1970s. Nestled between Medicine Lake and Parker’s Lake, our taproom is ready to … The Luce Line trail coming from Hutchinson just sort of. It extended from Minneapolis to Gluek, and it served the small towns in between. Do you hike, bike, snowmobile, or ride horseback? The eastern segment is 33 miles (53 km) long. We tried to eat some lunch in the park in Watertown, but the mosquitoes were pretty vicious! Luce Line Trail is a 74.9-mile (120.5 km), shared-use path in Minnesota, United States, that stretches from Cosmos to Minneapolis. It enters the Lake Minnetonka area, and passes by Stubbs Bay. The trail is paved in Hutchinson going east through Winsted. Minnesota's first state trail and the longest paved trail in the state. The tracks continued to be expanded into the late 1920s, when the rail line became known as the Minnesota Western. 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