Enjoy views of rural landscapes along the Blazing Star State Trail, linking Albert Lea to Big Island State Park. Pass Albert Lea Lake and. BLAZING STAR TRAIL INC GuideStar believes that in-depth and comparable data about organizations can create real change within the nonprofit sector. The Blazing Star State Trail is located in Albert Lea, near Minnesota's southern border. The town is known as “The Land Between the Lakes,” and the trail begins. Schools Serving This Home. Although short, the River Bend Trail provides access to a recreational gem, the River Bend Nature Center, a acre park with woodlands, prairie, Additional Room 2 Information Recreation Room Size: Big Island State Park is considered an excellent birding spot, especially during spring and fall migration. Photographer Information Name Email.