December 2018 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.
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Sunday,12/02/18, Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-770-6310
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot West of Jake’s City Grill, 1745 Beam Ave., in Maplewood.
Directions: On the North side of Beam Ave., between Maplewood Mall and St. John’s Hospital.
Hike Description: . We’ll hike the trails, parks and streets of North Maplewood.
Treats: Jake’s City Grill
Tuesday, 12/04/18, Pat Hustings, 651-779-2341,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Blessed Sacrament Church, 2119 Stillwater Ave. (formerly St. Thomas the Apostle) in St. Paul.
Sunday, 12/09/18, Bill Barrett, 612-961-3125,
Meeting Location: Meet at the Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN
Meet in the Valley Creek Mall parking lot.
Hike Description: We will walk paths in Battle Creek Regional Park. (depending on snow)
Treats: Keys Restaurant
Tuesday, 12/11/18, Pat Hustings, 651-779-2341,
Meeting Location: Meet at the Oakdale Nature Center, 4444 Hadley Ave. N in Oakdale
Directions: About 1-mile South of #36 and Hadley Ave. Note: Hadley will curve to the left and up ahead will be a green sign showing Hadley to the right.
Hike Description: We’ll hike the Nature Center and some of the neighborhood.
Sunday, 12/16/18, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Kaposia Landing, 800 Bryant Ave. (Bryant and Concord) in South St. Paul.
Directions: Access the Landing via the vehicular bridge that appears to go nowhere. The SSP dog park side.
Hike Description: We’ll hike South along the river on paved trails.
Tuesday, 12/18/18, Bob Tholkes, 763-913-4453,
Meeting Location: Meet at Bob & Mary’s 3966 Reservoir Blvd., in Columbia Heights
Directions: From the North & East: Take#694 West to Central Ave. and drive South to 40th Ave. turn left, go two blocks to Reservoir Blvd, then right ½ a block to 3966.
From South & East: go West on Hwy. #36 to 35W North to Co. Rd. D. Left off the ramp, go 2.7 miles to Johnson St., right 1 block to 39th Ave. and left 3 blocks to Reservoir Blvd., 1 block and ½ more to 3966.
Hike Description: SILVERWOOD STROLL AND XMAS GATHERING: for a walk to Silverwood Park & back
Treats: Christmas refreshments, which might include cookies & cider
Sunday, 12/23/18, Carolyn Diebel, 651-772-2530,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of the PICNIC PAVILION in Phalen Regional Park, 1600 Phalen Dr. St Paul.
Directions: From Wheelock Pkwy go North on Phalen Dr, the 3rd lot from the South, the 2nd one beyond the Beach House
Hike Description: Hike around Lake Phalen and other areas by the lake
Tuesday, 12/25/18, Christmas Day - NO HIKE! Spend the day with family or friends or by yourself, just enjoying peace and quiet.
Sunday, 12/30/18, Mary Weber, 651-291-8696,
Meeting Location: Meet at Summit & Western Ave., in St. Paul.
Hike Description: We’ll hike Summit Ave. to the Cathedral and continue downtown to Mears Park and Landmark Center, then return to Summit & Western.
Treats: the newly remodeled Nina’s Coffee Café, 165 Western Ave.