How grateful I am to the City of Baxter for preserving the trees in the city beside the Paul
Bunyan Trail that extends from Walmart to County Road 48. Increasingly more people have
discovered this gem as is evidenced by the greater number of people I’ve seen using the trail
this year. If you haven’t walked or biked the trail beginning from either the Walmart parking lot
or County Road 48 you may want to explore this gem. From wild flowers, ponds and croaking
frogs in the spring, to the five strategically placed Fairy Houses, goats which beg to be fed,
yummy wild raspberries and hazelnuts in the summer, to colorful trees in the fall and the
cleared walking path in winter, there is something for everyone to enjoy. While walking the
trail one truly feels surrounded by forest. What’s even better is the fact that the trees buffer
vehicle exhaust since the trail is right on the edge of the newly constructed Isle Road.
Local governments in Minnesota need to have foresight and take the lead to preserve green
spaces in our cities. Thank you for doing just that. It certainly makes Baxter a more appealing
place to live.