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March 2024 Hiking Schedule

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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours.


TUESDAY hikes start at 11:30 a.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

The SPHC walks at a moderate speed of 2.5 - 3.5 mph. Hikers are expected to maintain that pace. (17-24 min. mile) Hikes start on time.

March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile,

mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.” - Hal Borland

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Sunday, 03/3/24 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location: Meet at Laurie LaMotte Memorial Park in Centerville. 

Directions: Do NOT use Laurie LaMotte Park address, you will end up a block short. The closest house address to the park entrance is 1597 Lamotte Dr., Hugo.

Hike Description: We’ll hike around Centerville Lake which will take us through the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve.

Treats: Vicky’s car.

Tuesday, 03/5/24 Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638 & Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792

Location: Meet at Justice Alan Page Elementary School, 2410 Holloway Ave E., Maplewood. 

Directions: East of Century Ave on Holloway.

Hike Description: We’ll hike south on residential streets and trails. 

Treats: Neumann’s Bar, 2531 7th Ave E., North St Paul. 

Daylight Saving time begins at 2am, Sunday March 10,

‘Spring Clocks Ahead’ on Saturday night.

Sunday, 03/10/24 Jean Boyd 612.709.7770

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant, 762 N Plaza Dr., Mendota Heights.

Directions: South East of Hwy 62 and Dodd Rd behind the McDonald's. 

Hike Description: We’ll hike on path thru Valley Park, out and back, path is hilly. 

Treats: Jean’s car.

Tuesday, 03/12/24 Don & Sue Crawford 651.770.2479

Meeting Location: Meet at White Bear Lake Country Park, 5050 Lake Ave in White Bear Lake. 

Directions: From Hwy 61, turn east onto Hwy 96 (Lake Ave) to the park entrance on the right.

Hike Description: We'll hike along the lake and surrounding neighborhood.

Treats: Don & Sue’s car.


Sunday, 03/17/24 Sandy & Brock Herlick 652.470.4528

Meeting Location:  Meet at Aaron’s Playground, 29 Long Lake Rd, Mahtomedi.  

Directions: Long Lake Rd is the first light north of I-694 on Century Ave N. (MN-120 N/E County Line Rd N) Go 1 mile East to playground parking lot. 

Hike Description: We will hike Paved trails, gravel trails in Katherine Abbott Park, mild hills. 

Treats: Quinny’s Sports Pub, NE corner of Long Lake Rd and Century Ave. 

Tuesday, 03/19/24 Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at Rick & Rose’s house, 2393 Eldridge Ave E in N St Paul.

Directions: South of the N St Paul windmill.

Hike Description: We will hike on streets near the house.

Treats: At Rick & Rose’s house.


Sunday, 03/24/24 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr. in Woodbury. north end of the parking lot.  

Directions: Park at the north end of the parking lot.

Hike Description: We’ll will hike on trails down to Battle Creek Lake and back going through 5 different parks in the old Park Hills Neighborhood in Woodbury. 

Treats: Keys Cafe

Tuesday, 03/26/24 Vic & Viv Fickling 651.777.6103

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Wakefield Park Center at 1820 Hazelwood St. in Maplewood.  

Directions: Parking lot is South of the intersection of Frost Ave. and Hazelwood St. 

Hike Description: We will walk trails and the residential area. 

Treats: TBD

Easter Sunday, 03/31/24 No Hike Scheduled

Happy Easter SPHC!

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