Western Minnesota – Minnesota Waters & Prairie
This stretch of the NCT route is mostly a long roadwalk where the hiker will leave the forested lake region, enter the tallgrass prairie, and traverse the flat & agriculturally rich Red River Valley. Within the City of Fergus Falls, the route rejoins the Otter Tail River. The Cities of Pelican Rapids, Fergus Falls, Rothsay, and Breckenridge/Wahpeton offer the hiker a multitude of services.
The recently formed Minnesota Waters & Prairie Chapter is responsible for the NCT in Otter Tail and Wilkin Counties between Frazee and North Dakota. They are focusing initially on developing the NCT within the Fergus Falls area.