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      The Poor Farm Cooperative State Wildlife Management Area was originally a county social services facility that operated at the turn of the 19th century. Residents who were unable to care for themselves on their own were placed at the Poor Farm, which operated some 17 years, from 1895 until 1912. During its operation, limited agricultural articles were produced at the Poor Farm and sold presumably to help fund its operation.

      The Poor Farm was re-developed as a cooperative state wildlife management area in 1980. This designation allowed Crow Wing County and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to cooperatively manage the site in a natural state. Today, nearly 320 acres within the Poor Farm are managed for wildlife and forest resources. Many forest and wildlife demonstrations at the Poor Farm help area residents to develop and implement forest and wildlife plans on their own lands.

      Although through time the objectives of the Poor Farm have changed and the original buildings have long since disappeared, the site still persists much as it did when it was established more than 100 years ago. Several large box elder trees still mark the location of the residence building on the south side of the parking area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      Follow State Highway 25 south from Brainerd. Continue approximately 1.5 miles south on State Highway 25 past the intersection of State Highways 25 and 18. The Poor Farm parking area is located on the west side of the highway, immediately south of the junction of County Road 9 and State Highway 25.
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      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 17, 2019
      Local Trail Association


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      83 ft
      Total Vertical
      49 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,316 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Poor Farm Wildlife Management Area Trails

      Poor Farm - Trail 2
      Poor Farm - Trail 1

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
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      Activity Feed

      user #2413847Maddogg2219riddentrailPoor Farm - Trail 2
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 8:09am
      Aug 9, 2022
      user #1375627offcamber650bwishlistregionPoor Farm Wildlife Management Area
      Jun 13, 2018 @ 6:38am
      Jun 13, 2018
      user #984272CycleKriegaddtrailPoor Farm - Trail 1 and 1 more
      Sep 23, 2017 @ 12:42pm
      Sep 23, 2017
      user #984272CycleKriegaddregionPoor Farm Wildlife Management Area
      Sep 23, 2017 @ 12:40pm
      Sep 23, 2017

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike22 miles82 ft3,930 ft49 ft
      Hike22 miles82 ft3,930 ft49 ft
      Trail Running22 miles82 ft3,930 ft49 ft
      • By CycleKrieg & contributors
      • Admins: CLMTBC
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