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October 2023 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 7:00 p.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

The Tuesday Halloween hike 10/31 starts at 11:30 am.

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Sunday, 10/1/23 Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792 & Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Wildwood Elementary, 8698 75th St. N., Stillwater.

Directions: Located East of Mahtomedi in the city of Grant. Exit Hwy 36 on to Hilton Trail, go one mile north. At light turn right onto ( Cty 12 / 75th St N. / Stillwater RD) watch for Wildwood school sign .5 miles on left

Hike Description: ‘Walk on the Wild Side’. We will hike the horse trail that parallels the Gateway trail, out and back. Unpaved but mostly flat.

Treats: Wildwood Tavern, 80 Mahtomedi Ave. Outside seating available. 

Tuesday, 10/3/23 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location: Meet at 4658 Fable Rd N., Hugo for a walk around the neighborhood.

Directions: Take Hwy 61 N to 130th St N, turn left, go .4 miles. Turn right on Europa Trail N. Changes to Europa Ct N., go .3 miles, changes again to Fable Hill Pkwy N .1 mile, changes again to Fable Hill Way N., go .2 miles. Turn right onto Fable Rd N, go .2 miles, house is on the right.

Hike Description: We will walk around the Hugo neighborhood. 

Treats: TBD

Sunday, 10/8/23 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at Washburn Library, 5244 S Lyndale Ave. Mpls. 

Directions: That day is ‘Open Street Lyndale’ so Lyndale Ave S will be closed from W 22nd St to W 42nd St., which is north of the library, so allow more time to get to the hike. 

Hike Description: We will hike along Minnehaha Creek to and around Lake Harriet and back on paved trails.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 10/10/23 Liz Miller 651.303.0971

Meeting Location: Meet at Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Township, MN 55110.

Directions: North of Stillwater Road E

Hike Description: We’ll hike on paved and unpaved trails.

Treats: TBD


Sunday, 10/15/23 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location:  Meet at 5880 Rice Creek Pkwy, Shoreview aka Rice Creek Fields.

Directions: Go north on Lexington to County Rd I, turn left (West). At stop sign, turn left on Hamline, turn into Cty Rd I. At round-a-bout and take first exit, go 3⁄4 mile to Rice Creek Fields. Or take 35 E north exiting at County Rd I and take the 3rd exit out of the round-a-bout, go 3⁄4 mile to the north end of the parking lot on Rice Creek Pkwy. 

Hike Description: We will be hiking Rice Creek North Trail.

Treats: Vicky’s car.

Tuesday, 10/17/23 Don & Sue Crawford 651.770.2479

Meeting Location: Meet at Don & Sue’s house, 5565 Golfview Ave N., Oakdale. 

Directions: Street Parking.

Hike Description: We will walk trails and residential areas.

Treats: Don & Sue’s house


Sunday, 10/22/23 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Sunfish Lake Park/Sally Manzara Nature Center, Sunfish Lake Park, Entry Road, 9700 Stillwater Ln N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042.

Directions: Take Stillwater Blvd N to Stillwater Ln N, go 100 yards, turn left into the park. It’s about 2.5 miles E of 694 on Hwy 14, east of the round-a-bout. Watch for signs, entrance is W of Common Ground Church on a gravel road.

Hike Description: There are lots of hills on unpaved rustic trails.. 

Treats: Judy’s car. 

Tuesday, 10/24/23 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

Meeting Location: Park at the northeast end of St Anthony Village Shopping Center, 2950 Pentagon Dr., St Anthony Village, by the Montessori school.

Directions: Call Bob for directions.  

Hike Description: Route includes visit to the grave of club founder Grace Cummings Villars in Sunset Memorial Gardens, if not too spooky after dark. 

Treats: Nightcap/snack: Village Pub, 2720 Co Rd 88, St Anthony Village (next to Shopping Center).

Sunday, 10/29/23 Bonnie Wold 651.307.5585

Meeting Location: Meet on the corner of Summit Ave and Oxford St in St Paul.

Directions: Note: there are posted parking restrictions in the area.

Hike Description: We will hike from the Governor’s residence to the State Capital and back via historic Summit Ave. 

Treats: Treats at the car. 

Tuesday, 10/31/23 Nancy Duffrin 612.584.8594 11:30 AM

Meeting Location: Meet at Central Park parking lot, 2495 Victoria St N., Roseville. 

Directions:Hwy 36, exit on Dale or Lexington and take County B2 to Victoria.  

Hike Description: We will hike to Central Park North and South Owasso neighborhoods

Treats: Nancy’s car.

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