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Family donates 36 acres of land to Frontenac State Park

Frontenac State Park recently acquired 36 acres of mostly wooded bluffland, which was donated by the Millicent Thompson Lang family.

The triangular parcel lies immediately below and to the south of the park's signature scenic overlook. The addition of this land increases the size of Frontenac State Park to 2,312 acres.

"We are very pleased to accept this generous donation to the park," said Frontenac State Park Manager Harry Roberts. "The property is a beautiful mix of conifer and hardwood forest, along with a small meadow."

The Millicent Thompson Lang family's donation to Frontenac State Park will also make possible the expansion of Great River Bluffs State Park, south of Winona.

The donated land is considered "critical habitat," and the Reinvest in Minnesota program will provide matching funds (equal to the dollar value of the 36-acre donation) to purchase additional land for Great River Bluffs State Park, possibly as soon as this fall.