Crosby Travel Guide

Crosby is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,386 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area. Crosby is adjacent to its twin city of Ironton, in the Cuyuna iron range. Crosby was built for the sole purpose of mining. It was named for George H. Crosby, a businessman in the mining industry.


Hiking Crosby Manitou state park in Minnesota was cold and wet. But it is located in a beautiful and remote area. We check out a few of the trails and waterfalls.

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City of Crosby

Where small town friendliness and service are a tradition. Built around Serpent Lake in the heart of Cuyuna Country, the Crosby area offers dozens of beautiful natural lakes. Crosby offers everything from world class mountain bike trails, to acclaimed antiquing. Travel back in time with a visit to the Croft Mine Historical Park, the Cuyuna Range Historical Museum and Soo Line Depot Museum or browse Crosby’s many antique shops. Diving clubs from across the Midwest are drawn to the pristine waters of the mine lakes to explore remnants of the old mining days under the surface.

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In Crosby, you’ll also find world-class mountain bike, hiking and snowmobile trails connecting our unique area to all parts of Minnesota. The Cuyuna Lakes Paved Trail extends from Crosby, Riverton and Deerwood. The scenic route with beautiful views of the crystal-clear lakes wind through the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and connects to the mountain bike trails. The Cuyuna Lakes Trail also connects to the Mississippi River Trail, the nationally designated bikeway from Lake Itasca to New Orleans.