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Step out on National Trails Day

The time is ripe to hike or bike.

A bicyclist rides along the Red Cedar River.

© Beth Gauper

Here in the Upper Midwest, hikers have their pick of great trails the Superior Hiking Trail, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the North Country National Scenic Trail and hundreds of state and county trails.

On National Trails Day, you can try out a new one. Along Lake Superior, the Superior Hiking Trail Association is leading a five-mile hike on the newest section of trail between Duluth and Two Harbors.

In southwest Wisconsin, the rangers of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge are hosting a bird hike, bike ride and canoe paddle. On the Red Cedar State Trail (pictured) in Menomonie, the Friends group is offering a wildlife photography hike, raptor presentation and bike checks.

Check for other National Trails Day events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa.

Last updated on May 12, 2013