About DATA

The Douglas Area Trails Association is a non-profit corporation sponsored by Douglas County to build and maintain recreational trails. We currently maintain and groom 368 miles of snowmobile trails which includes the Central Lakes multi-season, multi-use blacktopped trail that diagonals across Douglas County from the Northwest to the Southeast.  We currently use 4 Tucker Sno Cats to groom so we can maintain a twice per week schedule when needed.   Our Board of Directors meet monthly on the second Monday of each month at the Alexandria Holiday Inn to direct operations. Meetings are open to all DATA members so drop by if you are interested or would like to help.

2017/2018 Calendar of Events

July: Annual Landowner Appreciation Dinner
August: Annual meeting- second Monday
September: Trail work resumes
October: Membership/ Sponsorship renewals
November: Trail signing and final preparation
December: Trails open – if snow
January: Weekly trail rides pending snow- contact Ollie’s  Service at 763-4455
February:                                                                                                                                                                                                Winter Spectacular-Viking  Speedway, Alexandria www.alexwinterspectacular.com                                                                         MnUSA Winter Rendezvous

March:Grooming continues (if snow)
April:   Trails close for season

REMINDERS:

  1. Landowner permission to operate the DATA Trail exists only from December 1st of each year to the 30th of March.  The only permissible use is for snowmobiling!
  2. The actual opening date for trail usage depends on the local trail association’s announcement that conditions are safe and there is sufficient snow cover and ice thickness.
  3. Our private Landowners are gracious enough to allow trails through their property, so please respect them by staying on the trail!
  4. Our trails are patrolled by both the Douglas County Sheriff’s department and our local Conservation Officers.

Trail Sponsorship

To thank the many snowmobilers and businesses who support our efforts, we began the Sponsor-a-Trail program in 1990. Like the Adopt-a-Highway program, special signage recognizing contributions are erected on the DATA trails each season. Contributions can be in the form of cash, merchandise or material, equipment or special services. Each sponsored mile represents a $100 contribution and the two brown and white signs are located on each side of a designated trail mile of the contributors choice (pending availability).

2018 Sponsor a Trail Request

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THIS YEARS DATA TRAIL SPONSORS

Advanced Automotive
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
Alexandria Industries
Alexandria Technical College
Alex Power Equipment
Alex Rubbish & Recycling
All Stop Gas & Deli
Alex Viking Towing
AmericInn
Anderson Electric
Andes Tower Hills
Angelina’s
Arrowwood
Auto Value

Backroads Steakhouse
Bear Track Products
Berg’s Resort
Best Western
Blades Store
BlackRidge Bank
BM Gagnon & Assoc.                                                                                                                                                                              Bob’s Backhoe Service
Boomerang Sports
Brad, Jackie & Angelina Caron
Bremer Bank
Brophy Bay
Brophy Lake Resort
Burger King

Cedar Rose Inn
Cenex Convenience Store
Carlos Creek Winery
Carlos Gas Mart
Cool 94.3
Corral
Country Cat
Country Gardens B&B
Country Inn & Suites
Crossings Inn
Cruise Inn

DS Power Sports
Day’s Inn
Depot Express
Diamond Jim’s
Dick’s Standard
Dilley, Zimny Insurance
Doolittles Woodfire Grill

Elden’s Fresh Foods
Elks Lodge
Evansville Sport & Lawn
Explore Alexandria Tourism

Fat Daddy’s
Ferguson Bros. Excavating
Fire Station Bar & Grill
Forada Liquor

Garden Center Lanes
Garfield Truss
Gary’s Auto Glass
Grandma Patty’s
Geneva Beach Resort

Hampton Inn & Suites
Head of the Lakes Resort
Hedine Jewelry
Herby’s Cafe
Hiway Amoco
Holiday Inn

I. T. W. Heartland
In Memory of Brent Hvezda
In Memory of Harlan Olson
Integrity Title

Jan’s Place
Joe-D-Acres
Juettner Motors

Karrow Jewelers
Kevin Beilke
KIKV FM
KXRA

L J’s Food & Liquor
Lake Le Homme Dieu B & B
Lake Victoria Resort
Lakes Area Lumber
Leaf Valley Mercantile
Leaf Valley Sportsmen

Martinson Insurance
Maryview Beach Resort
Melby Outpost
Millerville Auto Center
Millerville Municipal
Miltona Gas Mart
Miltona Liquor Store
Miltona Meats
Mi Mexico

Octane Sports Center
Old Mill
Ollie’s Service
Osakis Gas Mart
Osakis Liquor
O Town Tavern

Paul & Margaret Roers
Pauls Small Engine
Powers Machining Inc
Prairie Event Center
Pro-Tainer

R & R Concrete
Rocket Electric
Ron’s Warehouse
Rusty Moose Lodge

Sammy’s 1 Stop
Schaeffer’s Oil
Shady Lawn Resort
Skyline Motel
Snap on Tools
SnowTech Magazine
Soderholm Insurance Services
Spectrum Printing

Spirit Cove Lodge
Sport Salvage
Star Liquor
Subway
Sugarbush Lodge
Sunrise Sprinklers
Super 8

Thompson Heating
Tire Associates
Tiremaxx
Todd Bright
Tom & Linda Akenson
Track, Inc.
Traut Wells

Vacationers Inn
Val Halla Villa Resort
Viking Bay Resort
Viking Garage Door
Viking Savings Bank
Villard Cenex
VSJ Machine Design

Wayside Farm LLC
Wenner Accounting
Westridge Resort
Winning Edge Graphics
Woodland Resort
Woodsmen Power Products

Zorbaz

DATA Charities

The Douglas Area Trails Association also supports a wide variety of local youth activities. Listed below are the entities supported by DATA Charities.

  • Garfield School – District 206
  • Jingle Bells
  • St. Mary’s School
  • Alexandria Youth Trap League
  • Douglas County 4-H
  • Boy Scouts
  • Junior Viking Sportsman
  • Girl Scouts
  • Fight Against Child Abuse