December 2019 Hiking Schedule

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

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

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Sunday, 12/01/19, Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-283-5241,

Meeting Location: Meet at the Maplewood branch of the Ramsey County Library at 3025 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood (North parking lot).

Directions: Turn on Southlawn from County D or Beam.  It is between US-61 and White Bear Ave.

Hike Description: We’ll hike through some of the
parks in North Maplewood on paved trails.

Treats: A nearby restaurant

Tuesday, 12/03/19, Mary Weber, 651-291-8696,

Meeting Location: Meet in the South parking lot of Como Park Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N. St. Paul

Directions: For those using GPS or Google Maps, be sure to use Lexington Pkwy (not Ave)

Hike Description: We will hike around the lake and into the neighborhood depending on conditions. If you wish, bring a Christmas tree ornament to help decorate an outside tree near the path around the lake. No keepsakes, as you won’t get it back!

Treats: Gabe’s in the Park, 991 Lexington Pkwy. N


Sunday, 12/08/19, Bill Barrett, 612-961-3125,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Connemara condo’s, 2485 Londin Ln. in Maplewood.

Directions: Go South on McKnight Rd from I-94 about 1 ½ miles, turn left (east) onto Londin Ln, about 2 blocks on your left, turn into the Connemara parking lot. Go to the East end. (You cannot go further!)

Hike Description: We’ll hike nearby Battle Creek Park, or around it if the snow is deep.

Treats: At Bill & Diane’s Condo

Tuesday, 12/10/19, Phyllis Swenson, 651-426-8593,

Meeting Location: Meet at the North end of the parking lot of Lifetime Fitness, 4800 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake.  

Directions: From St. Paul: Take 35 E North to Hwy. #96, right on #96 (East) to White Bear Pkwy. Take a Left (North) on White Bear Pkwy. to destination. Or #61 North to #96, go left on #96 to White Bear Pkwy., then right to destination.

Hike Description: Hike will be on paved streets along Birch Lake, through a Nature Preserve and residential streets.

Treats: Applebee’s, 1018 Meadowlands Dr. off Centerville Rd

Sunday, 12/15/19, Sharon Heaton, 651-207-5926 & Bernie Wildes 651-770-2572,

Meeting Location: Meet at the North St. Paul Historical Society, 2666 E 7th Ave., North St. Paul

Directions: From Hwy 36 turn south on Century Ave/Geneva/120.  Turn right on 7th.  On the left within the first block.

Hike Description:  A historical tour of North St. Paul.

Treats: Neumann’s Bar, 2531 E 7th AveCash only restaurant!!!

Tuesday, 12/17/19, Bob Tholkes, 763-913-4453,

Meeting Location:  Meet at Bob & Mary’s house, 3966 Reservoir Blvd., Columbia Hts

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: Keyes Park Krawl — A neighborhood walk past fabulous Keyes Park and back to the house.

Treats: At Bob's house consume mass quantities of lunch & cookies amid the snow village and Santa Bears.


Sunday,  12/22/19, Nancy Duffrin, 612-584-8594,

Meeting Location: Meet near El Sombrero, 2900 Rice St., Little Canada

Directions: In the Marketplace Center, just North of C2/Market Pl. Dr.

Hike Description: We’ll hike Roseville neighborhoods, including South Owasso, Central Park and Acorn Park. Rest stop at Harriet Alexander Nature Center.

Treats: El Sombrero

Tuesday, 12/24/19, Christmas Eve-NO HIKE

Spend time with family & friends.

Sunday, 12/29/19, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Cub Foods, 7850 Cahill in Inver Grove Heights (by the big sign).

Directions: From US-52, exit on 80th St. and turn east.  At Cahill Ave, turn left.  Cub is on the right.

Hike Description: We’ll do a residential hike.

Treats: McDonald’s (on the corner of 80th and Cahill.)

Tuesday, 12/31/19, Vicky Beutel, 651-335-8079,

Meeting Location: We'll hike the Vadnais-Sucker Lake Recreational area. 

Directions: : From St Paul: Go North on Rice St., at the intersection (stoplight) of Rice, Hodgson & Gramsie, turn right to stay on Rice St., at the 4-way stop, turn right onto County Rd. F, the parking lot is on the left, just before the railroad tracks.

From 35E: Go North to Hwy. #96, West to Rice St., turn left (South) until you reach the 4-way stop (Co. Rd. F), turn left. The parking lot is on the left, just before the railroad tracks.

Hike Description: The trail is flat and paved for easy walking. 

Treats: TBD

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