FORT SNELLING, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Parks and Trails system is kicking off its 125th anniversary celebrations Friday at Fort Snelling State Park.
Fourth-graders from the Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center in Minneapolis will sing “Happy Birthday” to Minnesota state parks and trails and help blow out the candles on a cake.READ MORE: NFL Week 13 AFC East Preview: CBS Boston's Levan Reid Calls AFC East Title Fight A Battle Of 'Big Brother Vs Little Brother'
Parks and Trails director Erika Rivers will unveil new maps, brochures and rule signs for state parks and trails that have been redesigned to better appeal to a new generation of visitors.READ MORE: SportsLine Week 13 AFC West Picks: 'Denver Designed Well To Stop What Kansas City Does,' Says Larry Hartstein
And the students will strap on snowshoes and go for a walk with the park naturalist to launch a “125-mile challenge.” It’s a series of events all year long to encourage visitors to log 125 miles by “Bike, Boot or Boat” at state parks and trails in 2016.MORE NEWS: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 3 Live Updates: All 14 Jurors Selected, Opening Statements Planned For Wednesday
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