Type: Urban Trail

Length: 3 miles

Surface: Paved


Awesome Shape

Grade - Gentle Grades



Emmetsburg has always taken pride in the beautiful Five Island Lake. Over the past years dredging the lake, building the beach house and adding public docks have all increased the public access to this wonderful asset in our community. Now, after six years of planning, a new lakeside park and three miles of trail will add to the recreation and beauty of the lake.

The trail isa 10 ft wide concrete trail, and open from dawn to dusk, for the enjoyment of residents who would like to walk, jog, bike or rollerblade. It could even be used in the winter to snow shoe or cross country ski. The trail will be maintained by the Palo Alto County Conservation once it is built. [source]

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History of the Trail

In 2003, a group of residents began looking into the possibility of a bike and walking trail for Emmetsburg. They were inspired by the fact that a trail for Emmetsburg was one of the number one items residents chose for the community during the Storm community meetings. Also, in communities that have a trail, it is seen as a safe place for residents to enjoy recreational activities, a boost for economic development, and a favorable asset for those looking to relocate to a community.  [source]


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Mar 13, 2019.

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