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The name Anoka is derived from the Indian word anokatanhan, which means “on both sides” or “from both sides” because the community started its growth on both sides of the river. It was settled by immigrants in 1844. The town had developed with its own store, school and flour mill by the 1850’s. Anoka County Minnesota was duly organized on May 23, 1857. It is the northernmost county with its county seat sharing the same name, Anoka, and is the self-proclaimed “Halloween Capital of the World”. The first ever documented Halloween parade was held in Anoka County in 1920, during the time when the holiday was still rather controversial, and officially gained the title in 1937.

Anoka County is part of the north portion of seven-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul that makes up the whole of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. It is the 4th most populous county in Minnesota and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the US. Anoka County MN covers 446 square miles of land, 23 miles of which are covered by lakes and rivers. The Mississippi River, Rum River, Lake George and Rice Creek are included among these water forms. Its largest city is Coon Rapids, and the other cities are Andover, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Oak Grove, Ramsey, St. Francis, Spring Lake Park and two townships: Burns Township (Linwood) and Linwood Township (Nowthen).

Anoka County has over a dozen County and Regional parks which include Bunker Hills Regional Park, Coon Lake County Park, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Kordiak County Park, Lake George Regional Park, Locke County Park, Manomin County Park, Martin-Island-Linwood Lakes Regional Park, Mississippi West Regional Park, Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve, Riverfront Regional Park/Islands of Peace, Rum River Central Regional Park, Rum River North County Park and Rum River South County Park. All of these parks, with the exception of Mississippi West, have miles of bike trails. Bunker Park features stables to rent horses from to explore the trails. There are also riding trails in the Rum River Central Regional Park. The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department offers many kinds of outdoor recreation. There are 10,000 acres of where you can swim, hike, bike, camp, or go canoeing and kayaking. The winter recreation includes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and kick sledding.

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