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The Belwin Conservancy, Afton

#56 of 65 in Wildlife in Minnesota
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Our land serves as an ideal platform to imbue in visitors the beauty and fragility of our natural world. We have a unique opportunity, given our proximity to a large metropolitan area, to give the young and old a chance to see bison in their native habitat, to walk a path through towering prairie grass, or to hike through the woods and experience a quite and tranquility that is truly rare today.

Aside from Belwin Conservancy members and the general public, students have been coming to the Belwin Conservancy from urban settings for nearly 40 years often experiencing nature for the first time and, often, they are forever changed by the experience.

In addition to offering a respite from our busy lives, Belwin Conservancy lands also serve as an important venue for research. Our diverse lands and private setting gives scientists a rare opportunity to conduct long-term ecological research in an area that they always know will be protected. We hope to use this research to further our understanding of the natural processes and to develop methods for restoring lands in a manner that is economically sustainable.
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  • There are two viewing towers, the tall one has stairs but the lower one has a ramp so someone in a wheelchair could participate. When you are done, take a drive on Stagecoach road into Afton, it is.....  more »
  • I was looking for a date idea and something a bit different. With both of us loving cross country skiing I thought this would be a good option. While its not groomed, we had the place to ourselves.....  more »

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