Mill Towns State Trail



The Mill Towns State Trail (MTST) is a multi-use state recreational paved trail under development between the communities of Faribault, Dundas, Northfield, Waterford, Randolph and Cannon Falls.

The proposed new segment of the trail will connect Riverside Park in Northfield with the historic Waterford Bridge in Waterford Township. The segment is approximately 6.1 miles in length and will be a paved trail.


  • 2024 - Construct trail from Riverside Park to TH 246 roundabout
  • 2025 - Construct trail from Woodley Street to Waterford Bridge
  • 2026 - Construct trail from TH 246 roundabout to Woodley Street

Community engagement opportunities

October 5, 2023 - Celebration event

During the event, staff and officials gave a brief overview of the funding and next steps in construction of the Mill Towns State Trail, as well as honored longtime community volunteers Peggy Prowe and Margaret (Meg) Otten, who have been instrumental in advocating for the trail development.

November 10, 2021 - Capital bonding tour

Watch the presentation of the tour event with state representatives (video)



Toole Design (PDF)

Short Elliot and Hendrickson (PDF)

Preliminary design plans

Mill Towns State Trail Plans (PDF)

Preliminary Design Interactive Map

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Related projects

Jefferson Parkway West Mill and Overlay and Mill Towns Trail Improvements


Mill Towns State Trail - Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota

Mill Towns state Trail - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources