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Gull Lake Trail

We are excited to announce that the Gull Lake Trail will be coming to Nisswa! 

Gull Lake Trail Steering Committee meetings take place the second Thursday of the month at 5pm.

The Gull Lake Trail: A 21 mile, 10 foot wide multi-use trail around the north, west, and south ends of the highly popular Gull Lake. The Gull Lake Trail, when completed, will pass through the communities of East Gull Lake, Fairview, Lake Shore, and  Nisswa.

Nisswa Portion: Our 3.5 mile portion of the Gull Lake Trail will provide a vital connection to Nisswa Lake Park, downtown Nisswa, and the Paul Bunyan State Trail. The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) have designated the Gull Lake Trail as a “Regionally Significant” trail. The Nisswa segment is Phase 4 of the Master Plan and the route is planned to run along CSAH 77, Lower Roy Lake Road and Hazelwood Drive.

What’s Next: As a joint project; Nisswa and Lake Shore have been awarded a grant from the GMRPTC.  Preliminary trail design is underway with the target trail construction taking place in 2022.  Engineers are working on surveying the route to determine the trail placement.

How to Help:  The majority of funding for the Gull Lake Trail is through various grants and help from the community is crucial via providing match dollars needed to receive said grants.  Any donations are much appreciated, and will aid in the completion of this incredible project.  The Gull Lake Trail will be a great addition to the Brainerd Lakes Area and to the Nisswa Community, specifically.  Any donations can be sent to the Nisswa Parks and Recreation Department, which is located at the Nisswa City Hall, 5442 City Hall Street • PO BOX 410 • Nisswa, MN 56468.  If you have any further questions about the Gull Lake Trail project, you may call or email Amber, Nisswa Parks and Recreation Director at 218.961.4245 or 

5442 city hall street • PO box 410 • Nisswa mn 56468phone: 218.963.4444Fax: 218.963.3108