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Going Green by way of the Reds

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The Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a huge public recreational space bordering the Red River and Red Lake River in the adjacent cities of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN. At 2,200 acres, it is more than twice the size of New York City’s famous Central Park!   One of the most prominent features of the Greenway is its extensive 20-mile system of paths which are used by bikers, walkers, joggers, in-line skaters and cross-country skiers. In 2007, the system was designated as a National Recreation Trail by the National Park Service. There are also several city parks and two golf courses along the Greenway. Other amenities include a dog park, wildlife observation areas, campground, fishing spots, interpretive displays, wildflower gardens and sites for various athletic activities including volleyball, horseshoes, disc golf and ice skating. Throughout the year, the space is also used to host several festivals and events.   The Greenway, developed after the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, encompasses major portions of the two communities that lie within the floodplain. After the flood, several neighborhoods were removed to make way for a massive new dike flood protection system; the Greenway includes the land that sits …

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Greenway Ski Days are here

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Grab your skis, skates and sleds and head out to the Greenway this weekend for Greenway Ski Days, hosted by the Grand Forks Park District.  This event is free and open to the public for all ages.  Everything kicks off Friday evening, February 3 with a Candlelight Ski, and Saturday, February 4, is packed full with sledding, skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, chili feed, cardboard sled race and more. Friday, February 3, 6-8 p.m. – Candlelight Ski Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Snow-filled day of ski clinics, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and sledding Saturday, February 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1p.m. – Chili Feed Saturday, February 4, 1:30 p.m. – Cardboard Sled Races (Belmont Road and Lincoln Drive Dike) Pick up supplies to build your sled at The Ski & Bike Shop This is going to be a great weekend in Grand Forks for all ages!  Get out and enjoy the winter; so far weather predictions are perfect for this type of event! If you like the outdoors and love to win great prizes, head over to this link.  You can view a short video about cross-country skiing in Greater Grand Forks while registering to win …

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