December 2021 Hiking Schedule


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 11/7/21: Sunday 12/05/21 Vern Pearson 651.772.4984 

Meeting Location: Meet at Indian Mounds Regional Park, 1085 Mounds Blvd, St. Paul

Directions: Meet at the pavilion used for the centennial picnic.  Parking on Mounds and on Earl St.

Hike Description: We will hike on Bruce Vento trail to Swede Hollow.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday 12/07/21: Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638 Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792

Meeting Location: Meet in Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s parking lot., 2579 Inwood Ave. N., Lake Elmo

Directions:  New parking lot (Western entrance) Free Tuesday - no parking pass required.

Hike Description: The hike is on hilly unpaved trails. Wear appropriate footwear

Treats: TBD

Sunday 12/12/21: Nancy Duffrin 612.584.8594

Meeting Location: Meet near Tavern Grill, 3561 Lexington Ave N., Arden Hills in the Arden Plaza Shopping Center

Directions:  SW corner of Lexington and County Road E. Entrances on the west side of Lexington and south side of County E

Hike Description:  We will hike trails and neighborhoods in the surrounding area.

Treats: Tavern Grill

Tuesday 12/14/21: Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at 2705 19th Ave E in North St Paul.

Directions: This is the SE corner of Silver Lake Park at the playground equipment.  From Hwy 36, go north on Century Ave to 19th Ave.

Hike Description: Hike will connect between Silver Lake Park and Casey Lake Park on paved trails and streets.

Treats: TBD

Sunday 12/19/21: Sue & Don Crawford 651.770.2479

Meeting Location: Meet at the north end of Maplewood Library parking lot, 3025 Southlawn Dr. Maplewood.

Directions: On Southlawn between Beam and County D.

Hike Description: The hike will be on the Bruce Vento Trail and surrounding area.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday 12/21/21: Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453


Meeting Location:  Meet at the Presidential White House, 3966 Reservoir Blvd., 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:  Walk will be in the surrounding area.

Treats: Christmas refreshments at Bob and Mary’s house.

Sunday 12/26/21: Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at the south side of the parking lot of Super Target, 449 Commerce Dr. in Woodbury.

Directions: (Not the Target off of Queens Dr.). From I-94, go south on Woodbury.  Turn right on Commerce Dr. 

Hike Description: We will hike on trails in the Wilmes Lake and the Summit Pointe Park area.

Treats: Culvers

Tuesday, 12/28/21: Lyle Mowery 651.503.3395

Meeting Location: Meet in Joseph’s Grill parking lot, 140 S Wabasha St., St Paul.

Directions:  Entrances on Wabasha and on Plato.

Hike Description: We will do a ‘Holiday Romp’ around downtown St Paul to admire the ice carvings and other decorations. Our hike will include Mears Park, Rice Park and the Union Depot. The Christmas tree at the Depot is from our own Liz Miller!

Treats: TBD