A new map, "A Trail For Heroes" is being introduced on July 4, 2012 that features 14 memorial sites honoring veterans.
Hikers and bikers can honor the service of all veterans any day of the year by visiting the Greater Mankato area’s 14 memorial sites on the Trail for Heroes.
This 30 mile scenic route winds through the two historic city centers and beautiful natural landscapes as it leads visitors to monuments that commemorate the sacrifices of veterans from the 1800s to the present day.
The route uses public roads and trails that are easily accessible on foot and bike, and parking is available at most locations if you prefer to reach the sites by vehicle. Amenities along the way include parks with varieties of recreational opportunities, and businesses with shopping, dining and other services
See the Trail for Heroes map online: Click Here Note, pdf file is large and takes time to load.
Paper maps are available at the Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau, the North Mankato City Hall, and Taylor Library.
Mapping was done by the Geography Department at Mankato State University - Mankato.