Maplewood State Park

Learn how to make maple syrup at Maplewood State Park

Tap into a sweet springtime tradition by taking part in a maple syrup program at Maplewood State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All ages are invited to take part in the program. Come out to the park and see how maple syrup is made. At this on-going demonstration you will learn about […]

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Maplewood Park plans it leaf days

Maplewood State Park is celebrating its 50th Birthday, and it is one of the best places in Minnesota to enjoy the fall colors.  The park’s 9,250 acres are known for its hardwood trees including the sugar maple, basswood, American elm, and oak.  These trees are beginning to provide a beautiful display of fall colors. For […]

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Parks busy again

Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids and Glendalough State Park near Battle Lake are both up and running in the wake of the state shutdown. However, there’s lots of cleanup still to do following storms that toppled trees and branches in both parks. Mowing of grass also is the order of the day. “We’re appreciative […]

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Maplewood, Glendalough reopen

Visitors from near and far are again entering Maplewood and Glendalough state parks following the end of the state shutdown. And while some facilities are up and running, it will take park employees a few days to have everything in operation. “Our campground will be partially open for people this evening (Thursday),” said Maplewood State […]

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County state parks ready for shutdown

Whether visitors will be able to drive their vehicles into Glendalough or Maplewood state parks depends on whether a state budget agreement is reached by today. If not, park gates will be closed by late afternoon. Visitors, if a state shutdown gets underway Friday, could park at the gates just outside the parks and walk […]

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State park managers brace for shutdown

AP and Journal reports Managers at Minnesota state parks, including those at Glendalough and Maplewood in Otter Tail County, hope the state can avoid a governmental shutdown and that their parks can stay open. “We’re like everybody else, hoping there can be an agreement before July 1,” said Jeff Wiersma who serves as director of […]

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Golden tractor, golden leaves

Roger Morial of Battle Lake volunteered his time on Sunday to drive his gold Ford tractor pulling a wagon around so people could enjoy a tour of Maplewood Sate Park, as part of their annual Leaf Days Event.

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Maplewood State Park Leaf Days

For two weekends, Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3, the Friends of Maplewood will be giving wagon rides to view the fall colors in Maplewood State Park. Mary Berger will offer an activity time for children at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and a Digital Scavenger Hunt at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2. An “Introduction to Geocaching” […]

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