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Paul Bunyan State Trail



We are conveniently located just off the Paul Bunyan State Trail in beautiful downtown Nisswa, Minnesota. Nisswa is the central hub of the 120-mile, multi-use recreational Paul Bunyan State Trail which runs from Crow Wing State Park south of Brainerd to Lake Bemidji State Park just north of Bemidji. Formerly a railroad line, the Paul Bunyan State Trail is the longest of Minnesota’s state trails and the longest continuously paved rail-trail in the country. The trail is one of the most popular trails in the state. Click below to view a full map of the Paul Bunyan State Trail.

Paul Bunyan Trail Map

Work continues on a multi-use recreational trail around Gull Lake.  A 3.1-mile portion of the trail will connect the City of Lake Shore to the tunnel in downtown Nisswa via Lower Roy Lake Road and Hazelwood Drive.  Trail users can then find the Paul Bunyan State Trail downtown.  When finished, the Gull Lake Trail will be a 21-mile paved trail passing through four communities around Gull Lake.


For the enjoyment of all and the protection of our natural resources, please observe these rules:

Be Safe. Be Respectful. Have Fun.


  • Pass on the left when safe and give audible signal.

  • Stay to the right when others approach.

  • Yield to pedestrians and slower trail users.


Be Safe

  • Stop means stop.

  • Watch for traffic at intersections.


Stay on the Trail

  • Respect adjoining property.

  • Help protect our natural resources.

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