July 2022 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 7:00 p.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

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Sunday, 7/3/22 Susan Brink 651.219.9829

Meeting Location: Meet at Wildwood Park, 345 Lincolntown Ave., Mahtomedi.

Directions: From 694, exit on Century Ave (120).  Turn north.  Take the first right (Long Lake Rd) Turn left on Lincolntown Ave to the park. (note: this avoids construction closures)

Hike Description: We will hike to Katherine Abbott Park and to the Mahtomedi Library and
back on mostly paved trails.

Treats: Susan’s trunk.

Tuesday, 7/05/22 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 1515 Keats Ave N., Lake Elmo. Gather in the Nordic Center parking lot on your right past the entrance shack.

Directions: Go East on I-94 to Woodbury Dr./Keats Ave. (exit 251) Left on Woodbury Dr. Go North and continue straight on the road into the park.

Hike Description: It’s free Tuesday, no pass needed to walk on park trails.

Treats: Judy’s car or Nordic Center.

Sunday, 7/10/22 Annual Picnic Vern Pearson 651.772.4984, 1 pm.

Meeting Location: Keller Regional Park Shelter #3, (lower). The shelter is just North of Roselawn off Hwy 61.  

Directions: From Hwy 36: Go south on 61 to the 3rd (last) driveway on the West side of the highway and left to shelter #3.

Hike Description: A 3 mi walk along Keller Lake after the picnic at 2:30. Leader -- Lyle Mowery 651.503.3395

Treats: Bring a dish to share, beverages, and chairs.  Compostable plates, utensils, napkins provided.

Tuesday, 7/12/22 Barb Fitzpatrick 651.645.7149

Meeting Location: Meet at Bakers Square parking lot, 2239 Ford Parkway, St Paul.

Hike Description:  We will hike along the Mississippi River Blvd., starting at the Ford Bridge. We will see the construction progress for the new Highland Bridge development.

Treats: Bakers Square


Sunday,  7/17/22 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

Meeting Location: Meet at the President’s white house, 3966 Reservoir Blvd., Columbia Heights.

Directions: From the North & East: Take #694 West to Central Ave. and south to 44th Ave.; continue to Reservoir Blvd., then right 4 1⁄2 blocks to 3966.

From South & East: West on #36 (if not closed) to 35W north. Exit on Co. Rd. D, then left 3 miles to Johnson St., right 1 block to 39th Ave., then left 3 blocks to Reservoir Blvd., right 1 1⁄2 blocks to 3966.

Hike Description: Will hike in southeasterly direction.

Treats: Bob & Mary’s

Tuesday, 7/19/22 Susan Schmidt 651.403.1009

Meeting Location: Meet near Starbucks in the Sibley Plaza parking lot, 2489 West 7th W., St. Paul

Directions: Just east of Davern.  

Hike Description: a residential hike.

Treats: Susan’s car.


Sunday, 7/24/22 Vern Pearson 651.772.4984

Meeting Location: Meet at Stouts Pub & Grill, 1611 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights.

Directions:  North side of Larpenteur, just west of Snelling.  Find nearby parking to avoid

filling the restaurant's lot.

Hike Description:  The hike will be through the University of Minnesota campus.  Click on the links for information about some of the highlights of the hike:  Goldstein Museum of Design

Old Muskego Church

Treats: Stouts

Tuesday, 7/26/22 Jean Boyd 612.709.7700

Meeting Location:  Meet at Jean's,  381 Colleen Drive, Vadnais Heights.

Directions: Off of Mcmenamy, south of County F.  Parking on both sides of street & in the driveway.

Hike Description: Perfect hiking from Jean's home, on pavement

Treats: Ice cream treats and snacks to follow.


Sunday, 7/31/22 Don and Sue Crawford 651.770.2479

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

Directions: Between Beam and County Rd D

Hike Description: The hike will be on sidewalks and paved trails near Maplewood Mall.

Treats: Don and Sue’s car.