Bowlus-A Friendly Stop on the Trail

Monday, January 22, 2018

Bowlus is the only town within stopping distance along the Soo Line Trail. The trail is great for biking and snowmobiling. As a year long trail it extends for miles and even meets up with the Lake Wobegon Trail in Stearns County. Along the trail check out the Bowlus Community Center with restrooms and rentable space for events. There's also a playground! Another destination along the trail is Blanchard Dam with beautiful sights and fishing! There are great views of the dam from the Soo Line Trail Bridge. Blanchard Dam is also home to a very rare mineral called staurlites, better known as cross rocks. These much sought after rocks are collected as decoration and good luck charms. Visit Blanchard Dam to find this extremely rare mineral.

Bowlus Fun Days is a highlight of summer. Held the first weekend in July, this event features the awesome local firefighter water fight. There's also a children's pedal pull, live music, bingo, food and an awesome fireworks display.

Bowlus has some awesome views, rare minerals and overall family fun. Don't miss a visit to Bowlus!

 

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