POLK COUNTY -- The Friends of the Gandy Dancer Trail spent a couple hours planting more than 3 dozen pine trees in the Village of Luck, next to the Gandy Dancer State Trail, celebrating Mother’s Day 2020.

Over a dozen members of the Friends planted the small pine trees in cooperation with the Village of Luck and Polk County Parks and Trails, on the west side of the Gandy Dancer State Trail, south of 3rd Ave.

Socially distanced, members of the Friends of the Gandy Dancer Trail are busy planting pine trees in the Village of Luck, next to the Gandy Dancer State Trail


The Friends of the Gandy Dancer Trail have been doing trail improvement projects over the past two years and have more coming up. They have sponsored Earth Day trail clean-ups, cleared last year’s storm damage (with volunteers from the Indianhead Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance) and graded the trail earlier this spring.

With Mother’s Day in mind, Stephanie planted a tree for her mom, Cheryl


Locally and nationally, bicycle sales are up significantly over previous years, with families finding biking trails the perfect place to get outdoors for some exercise while maintaining social distancing. Area bike shop, Webster Cog and Sprocket, reports sales are strong and kids are enjoying the safety of the Gandy Dancer State Trail as a great place to ride.

Wisconsin State Parks and Trails are open, with minimal restrictions.

The Friends of the Gandy Dancer Trail’s mission was on display


The Friends of the Gandy Dancer Trail were involved in nearly 40 trail related events and people powered activities last year, and have many planned for 2020 that still may happen when life starts to return to normal. For information on pending Gandy Dancer State Trail events and how to become a member of the Friends group, visit them at: gandydancertrail.org

--Polk County Tourism Council


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