Minnesota springs are full of many fun and exciting things to do, yet one of the most popular is ATV trail riding. With hundreds of miles of trails spread throughout the state, the opportunities to venture out on your machines is endless. One of the closest trail systems, located just 40 miles from Stern Rubber, is the Spider Lake recreational trail system.
The Spider Lake Trail system carves through 29 wooded miles of the Foot Hills State forest. From smooth and sandy terrain, to rough and rocky, challenging roads, there is a style of trail for every level of rider. The trail system offers routes for both class I and II ATV’s, as well as Jeeps and other off road vehicles. For a fun day with friends, many Minnesotans set out for a full day adventure, that often includes a trail side lunch (given a group member packs one), many great stories, and of course a great time out enjoying the lakes, and other beautiful scenery that can only be seen while on your off road vehicles.
Although the Spider Lake system offers an amazing opportunity to get out and enjoy the trails, another great trail system located just 60 miles north of Staples, is the Round River Drive trail system in Akeley. This ride is one of the most memorable in the state. Connecting state forest roads, state maintained trails for both class one and two ATV’s, the Akeley trail system is worth the trip. With the opportunity to either eat at the trailside restaurant, or once again cook lunch out on the trail, the fun to be had is second to none and the scenery is unforgettable. With beautiful rock formations, stunning forests and breathtaking lakes, the trail system cuts through some of the most amazing pieces of Minnesota’s landscape, that can only be seen while using your off road vehicle.