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Gilbert, MN offers an Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area

Sep 18, 2023 09:38AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Off-the-beaten path. off-highway adventures in a North Woods setting. Photo taken 9/27/2017, MN DNR

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - September 18, 2023

In Gilbert, MN, there's a premier off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation area, with riding opportunities for many skill levels on varied terrain. Features left after mine operations ended in 1981 include iron ore pits, ore stockpiles and tailings basins. Bring your all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway motorcycle (OHM) or off-road vehicle (ORV) to enjoy 36 miles of OHV trails at the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area.

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