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Readers Choice 2013 - Oakdale - Lake Elmo - Best Place for a Family Picnic
Best Place for a Family Picnic
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
The Lake Elmo Park Reserve sits on 2,165 acres (or 3.5 square miles), with 80 percent of that land dedicated to preservation and protection. The park reserve offers visitors a chance to enjoy nature, with gently rolling hills and beautiful, diverse landscaping, including forest and prairie. Wildlife is abundant, and on any given day park reserve visitors might spot pheasants, weasels, red fox, woodpeckers, cardinals, cottontail rabbits, squirrels and white-tailed deer. The park reserve also features a swimming beach, hiking trail, bike trail, lake/river access, a playground, cross country ski trail and snowmobile trail. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is the perfect place for a family outing, no matter the season.