Paynesville Area Guide

Come visit some of the wonderful attractions located nearby:

A Maze'n Farmyard
A Maze'n Farmyard located only minutes from Paynesville Inn provides a full day of fun activities! From learning about the farm animals hands on, to trying to find your way out of Minnesota's largest permanent maze, it will definitely be a perfect addition to your vacation!

Crow River Nature Park
Crow River Nature Park covering 12 acres, includes walking paths along the North Fork of Crow River in Paynesville. Three trails totaling almost a mile meander alongside the river.

Gazebo Park
The city's Gazebo Park is located on Washburne Avenue by the Elementary School. This park offers shelters and grills for picnics, volleyball courts, and handi-cap accessible bathrooms. City Hall is now accepting group reservations (M-F 8:30-4:30 call 320-243-3714).

Lake Koronis Regional Park
Lake Koronis Regional Park is located 5 miles south of Paynesville on County Road 20.

Veteran's Memorial Park
This park serves as a resting area along Highway 23 and Wendell Street. This park has a granite monument commemorating veterans.

Veteran's Beach (Van's Beach)
Veteran's Beach is located on the east side of Lake Koronis. This park offers a sandy beach with lifeguard available from noon-7pm, weather permitting. Recently updated with a large shelter with electric which seats 80 inside and 60 outside of the shelter. Handi-cap accessible bathrooms are available and may be reserved for groups by calling City Hall (M-F 8:30-4:30 320-243-3714). There is also a children's climbing play area.


Lake Wobegon Trails
This 46 mile, blacktop trail runs from Avon to Sauk Centre with a spur from Albany to Holdingford. The trail names Garrison Keilor's fictitious community, which was based on the small town in Stearns county can be used for hiking, biking, rollerbladers, and snowmobiling.

Glacial Lakes State Trail
This trail runs from Richmond to Willmar. A 30 mile section from Willmar to Paynesville is now paved.

Lake Koronis Recreational Trail
This trail circles Lake Koronis.