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Newton Hills State Park covers 948 acres of property including open prairies, lakes, rivers, and dark forests. A 6-mile trail offers itself to visitors who want to explore its distinct ecosystem with wilderness trails featuring marmots, deer, foxes, squirrels, and turkeys. The park has also been a favourite among avian enthusiasts as 200 different species of birds are often spotted in the area.

Named after William Newton, a resident since 1850?s, the Newton Hills is believed to be inhabited by a certain Indian Culture between 300 BC and 900 AD.

Today, it also serves as a venue for outdoor activities such as horseback riding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. It also holds a lot of folk music concerts such as the Sioux River Folk Festival.
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