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Gandy Dancer North

Wisconsin State Park System

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Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.

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A state trail pass is not required on the trail.

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The northern segment of the Gandy Dancer State Trail begins on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River. The trail runs for 31 miles in Minnesota and then crosses back into Wisconsin for 15 miles where it connects with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail is named for the work crews who laid the railroad tracks. The crews used tools made by the Gandy Tool Company of Chicago and were known to work by keeping their voices, feet and tools in harmony, leading them to be called "Gandy Dancers."