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.

Treats: TBD

Sunday, 12/09/18, Bill Barrett, 612-961-3125,

Meeting Location: Meet at the Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN

Directions: From I-494, take Valley Creek Rd. west to Weir, then left. (Weir is the frontage road for 494).

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.

Treats: TBD

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.

Treats: TBD

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

Treats: TBD.

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.

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