WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Latest News

New Trail Center Now Open At State Park Near Ely

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Good Question: How Is The 35W Bridge Lit?
  2. 91-Year-Old Local Author On The Secrets Of Successful Women
  3. Volunteer Week: Crisis Nursery Helps Victims Of Child Abuse
  4. Metro Transit: Man Pinned Under Bus In Uptown
  5. Authorities Picking Up The Pieces After Dinkytown Disturbance

ELY, Minn. (AP) — A new trail center is now open at Bear Head Lake State Park near Ely.

Bear Head Lake State Park was voted America’s Favorite Park in 2010 in an online contest sponsored by Coca-Cola. The $100,000 prize provided seed money for additional state and federal funding.

Courtland Nelson of the Parks and Trails Division and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the new center represents a commitment to sustainable building and operating practices. The energy-efficient building is made from sustainable forest products with high-efficiency windows and a heat recovery system. The surrounding landscaping includes native plantings for erosion control and storm water management, designed to complement the natural setting of the park.

The trail center will be open year-round to provide a warming shelter for winter users.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus