Itasca’s Mystery in History: The Lind Saddle Trail Marker Mystery

September 15, 2020

In the late 1890s Governor Lind “loved the shaded hills and deep ravines about Itasca Lake” so much that he spent his own money to develop a horse trail. This route, cut from the wagon road at Mary Creek to the Source of the Mississippi River, made a circuit to the south end of the park. Join the naturalist on a hike along the original saddle trail to one of the mystery markers scattered throughout the park from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, September 16. Notes: The hike to the marker is approximately 3 miles round trip. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, water and a hat. Space is limited for this program. You must register by Tuesday, September 15 at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, email Naturalist Sandra at