Just a few miles outside of Saint Cloud is a lovely park called Hidden Lake Park located at 43rd Ave., St. Augusta. It is also home to the Augusta Disc Golf Course.
There are 18 holes of golf. Some holes are wide open but many are in wooded areas. A few require you to shoot over water--Hidden Lake. It is free to play, just bring your own discs.
If disc golfing is not for you that's ok. This park has lots of paved trails through the woods. Many of the trees are really old and majestic! The path is quite flat but there are some small hills.
After about a half mile walk you come to a covered picnic shelter. This would be an ideal spot for a quiet meal or gathering space.
There are also benches along the way to sit and contemplate nature's beauty or just rest your feet awhile.
There is also a large shelter which holds 150, has handicapped accessible restrooms, 18 picnic tables, grills and electric outlets. Contact the St.Augusta City Office at 320-654-0387 if you want to rent the shelter.
You will also find a Volleyball court, basketball court and playground for the kids.
Park hours are 8 am to 9 pm. Pets must be on a leash and there is no swimming in this lake.