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Alborn-Pengilly trail is a 42-mile long trail that follows an abandoned
railroad grade though beautifully scenery. Located about 43 miles
west of the ATV-OHVRA Park, the trail is perfect for wildlife viewing
possibilities and a casual scenic ride. For more information, call
the DNR at 1-888-MINN-DNR.
The Taconite State Trail stretches 165 miles from
Grand Rapids to Ely and intersects with the Arrowhead State Trail
just west of Lake Vermillion. The first 6 miles from Grand Rapids
are paved for biking and in-line skating. The remainder of the natural
surface trail is used primarily for snowmobiling in the winter.
The trail goes through a few areas that have standing water in the
summer, however portions of the trail are suitable for horseback
riding, hiking, and mountain biking.
The Taconite Trail winds through forests of birch
and aspen intertwined with pine, leading the visitor by many isolated
lakes and streams. From Grand Rapids heading north, you see the
impact of the taconite and iron mining industry. The northern portion
of the trail terrain is rolling and tree covered as it winds through
state and national forest land.
Eight trail waysides and picnic facilities offer
scenic vistas of the hills, lakes and rivers of this area. The trail
also links three state parks: Bear Head Lake, Soudan Underground
Mine, and McCarthy Beach. The landscape in and around Bear Head
Lake State Park is very rolling and rocky.
Swan Lake Country Club
31341 Fillmore Street
PO Box 308
Pengilly MN 55775
semi-private golf course
There is no longer a school in Pengilly. Photos below
are of the old Pengilly School, now closed and most recently occupied by
Evergreen Wreath Company..