Hardwood Creek Regional Trail

Padlocks have been appearing on Hardwood Creek Trail’s pedestrian bridge over Broadway Avenue. “Love locks,” made famous by their abundance in Paris, are attached to fences by couples as a sign of their undying affection. The symbols are also commonly considered vandalism or litter.

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 8 authorized the acquisition of a portion of the BNSF railroad corridor to extend the Hardwood Creek Trail. In 2009, Washington County requested the abandonment of a portion of the BNSF railroad between 145th and 140th streets in Hugo. This section of the railroad corridor will connect [...]

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An open house to gather comment on the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail Master Plan will be 5 to 7 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Forest Lake Service Center, 19955 Forest Lake Road N., Forest Lake. Washington County is preparing a master plan for the 12-mile trail corridor that extends from Ramsey County to [...]

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The Hardwood Creek Regional Trail will receive improvements via funds from the Metropolitan Council. A pair of grants will help pay for the extension, construction and repair of the bituminous surface of the trail, which runs from Hugo north to the Chisago County line. The work will also extend the trail’s southern end from County [...]

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The public is invited to celebrate the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail bridge grand opening along with the city of Forest Lake and Washington County at 2 p.m. Monday, July 2 at the south end of the bridge. The gathering will be at the south end of the SW 11th Avenue bridge (CR-83) just east of [...]

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