Shingobee Hills Recreation Area


Shingobee Hills Recreation Area
301 Minnesota Ave
Walker, MN 56484
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Ask anyone living in northern climates about their childhood sledding stories, and you’ll hear tales. This weekend at Chippewa National Forest’s Shingobee Hills Recreation Area, we asked. And we heard these great stories. People told us about their “Crazy Uncle” who would load all the cousins on to the long toboggan and barrel down the hill at top speed, or being sent spinning down the hill on an orange saucer. We heard about airborne Flyers and college food trays acting as slides. Fur-lined zipped boots of the 70’s were a shared theme along with soaked mittens and faces full of snow. The best part, everyone is smiling as they retell the tales. – By Melissa Rickers