Never go cross-country RVing without your bicycle. Take time to pedal or walk the middle of the US, where Midwest campgrounds near great biking and walking trails make excellent stop-overs. Pedal into rolling hills, wind along river trails or tour expansive farmland for a day or a week. The middle of the USA has more to offer than many people think.
Pedal, Walk or Run the Middle States
The Katy Trail, Missouri. Image Source: Wikipedia.
The Midwest is ground zero for many of the countryâ€™s most beloved Rails-to-Trails projects. Youâ€™re almost always close to one when driving across country. During summer consider charting a meandering course through Nebraska, Missouri and Minnesota. These states have three of the best.
As mentioned in this short list of great western campgrounds near biking and walking trails, traillink.com is a great website to begin your Midwest RV trip planning. It’s managed by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit overseeing a nationwide network of trails. Their site can help you plan short and long trips to these Midwest campgrounds near great biking and walking trails.
Three Midwest Campgrounds Near Great Biking and Walking Trails
Minnesota: The Paul Bunyan State Trail
If golfing in Northern Minnesota isnâ€™t your thing, but walking, running or bicycling is, get on the Paul Bunyan State Trail. It runs for an astonishing 119 miles north to south, making it one of the longest paved trails in the U.S.
Explore the former Burlington Northern Railroad line for a scenic ride through Minnesotaâ€™s best wilderness. From the boreal forests, to meadows, wetlands, lakes and rivers teeming with wildlife, the Lakes Regionâ€™s rich terrain and wilderness will call you back again and again.
If You Go:
Start your adventure at the north trailhead in Bemidji or in the south at the town of Baxter. Both are great, friendly towns with plenty of RV camping near