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!
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.
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 Ave. Cash 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.
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.