The Central Lakes Trail is a beautiful stretch of rail-to-trails paved biking that runs from Fergus Falls to Osakis. The trail connects with trails on either side making it a part of a much bigger trail system. It is a scenic path combining open prairies, woods and lakes. That being said, once the gorgeous fall leaves have fallen and the snow coats the path, it becomes a connector to hundreds of miles of snowmobile paths in West-Central Minnesota. In Douglas County the snowmobile trails are managed by DATA Trails. You can also connect to miles of trails in Otter Tail County
Alexandria Triathlon 2020
Come enjoy this summer triathlon with us in West Central Minnesota. Hosted at Lake Brophy County Park a recently renovated park facility just outside of Alexandria. This will be the 1st Annual Alexandria Triathlon. The race will start with a swim or paddle on our small and quiet Lake Brophy, followed by a 13 mile bike winding through our scenic lakes, and finishing with a 3 mile run on roads and finishing on mowed paths with views of Brophy Lake.
With a focus on a safe and fun course, we look forward to creating the athlete experience for many new and experienced athletes. Please JOIN US!
More info HERE
Rail Trails 100 Bike Tour : 2022
The Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails offer some of the best trail riding in the state of Minnesota and this is your chance to conquer both of them! This ride spans the length of both trails totaling 100 miles.
More info HERE
Big Ole SUP-athon
The Big Ole SUPathon is a charitable paddleboard / canoe / kayak festival promoting paddling on Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes and the Long Prairie River. The BOS offers something for everyone, with multi-lake courses of 6, 12 or 26 mi, and river courses of 8 & 10 mi. Medals are awarded to the top 3 Men’s & Women’s finishers for each course, followed by a celebratory dinner and the United Way charity raffle. The family-friendly Long Prairie River Cruise is on Saturday, July 13th in Carlos. The 10 mi course starts at 9AM and the 8 mi course at 10AM, followed by a foodtruck lunch and awards at the Hwy 29 river access. Please see the BOS’s PaddleGuru page for detailed information and registration.
Ole Oppe Fest
Celebrate the summer with Alexandria’s Summer Kick-Off event! Ole Oppe Fest features Memorial Weekend fun on the shores of Lake Agnes, just north of downtown right on the Central Lakes Trail. On top of many other activities and sales throughout the city including sidewalk sales in Downtown, Ole Oppe Fest will feature live music, food, activities, wing competition, beer garden and more!
Memorial Day Parade through beautiful Downtown Alexandria on Monday!
Full Schedule of Events: TBA
Awake the Lakes
Fun summer festival held on the banks of Lake Agnes, just north of Downtown Alexandria right on the Central Lakes Trail. Fill up on ribs, music and fun! This annual event features activities, food, beer garden and live entertainment. Also visit the Runstone Museum next door for their annual History Live! at Fort Alexandria.
Additional info can be found at www.awakethelakes.com or 320-808-5083