Maple Basswood Forest is self-guided trail walk of 0.4 miles introducing hikers to a this rare and beautiful forest community. The trail winds through nearly 40 acres of mature forest. As you walk, numbered markers will correspond to the information in the guide, and will introduce you to this unique ecosystem. You will read about the management of the forest, about the natural history and the wildlife that dwells there. Many people find this a peaceful magical place. Along the trail there are circle shelters and benches for taking a moment of rest to enjoy your time in the Maple-Basswood Forest.
Lake Carlos Environmental Center, Environmental Education Director, (320) 846-2431