November 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, 11/03/19, Nancy Duffrin, 651-348-7880, (Adjust clocks for Standard Time)
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Crooked Pint Ale House, 1734 Adolphus St., Maplewood.
Directions: From 35E: take the Larpenteur exit, turn West and Crooked Pint is set back on the right.
Hike Description: We'll walk on the Trout Brook & Gateway Trails. A good 3 mile option is available.
No restrooms found along this path.
Treats: Crooked Pint Ale House
Tuesday, 11/05/19, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972,
Meeting Location: Meet at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, 9653 Keats Ave. S. (This address is
north of the actual entrance to the park)
Directions: Take US 61/10 south, and take Innovation RD exit/county Rd 19 (google maps says Keats) and then turn left to go across the highway to the roundabout--follow county Rd 19 N/Keats in the roundabout which has you going straight North. Look for the Cottage Grove Park sign. Follow the winding road that ends at the largest parking lot in front of the playground overlooking a lake, a picnic shelter is nearby. It’s FREE TUESDAY so a park sticker is not required.
(Google maps is out of date and does not show the new entrance)
Hike Description: We'll hike on the paved trails.
Sunday, 11/10/19, Lyle Mowery, 651-503-3395,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot just East of Baker's Square, 2239 Ford Pkwy., St Paul (Highland Park)
Hike Description: We’ll hike the West/East Mississippi River Parkways on paved, pretty flat, trails.
Treats: Baker's Square
Tuesday, 11/12/19, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Inver Glen LIbrary, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Hts.
Directions: Take #52 South to 80 (Co. #28) go Left to Blaine (2nd stop light), and then right to Blaine. the library is on your left
Hike Description: Residential Hike
Sunday, 11/17/19, 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.
NOTE: AVOID #694 at Rice St.-ongoing construction.
Hike Description: The trail is flat and paved for easy walking.
Treats: Vicky’s car
Tuesday, 11/19/19, Jacquie Lindskoog, 715-580-0166,
Meeting Location: Meet in the lower parking lot East of the Marina at 2595 Crosby Farm Rd. St Paul.
Hike Description: We’ll hike trails and woods to Ft. Snelling State Park
Sunday, 11/24/19, Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-283-5241
Hike Description: This hike is on paved trails to Katherine Abbott Park and residential neighborhood to Birchwood Village
Tuesday, 11/26/19, Pat Peterson, 651-276-0006, Change in parking lot
Meeting Location: Meet at the Phalen Park Golf Course parking lot, 1615 Phalen Dr, in St Paul. Coming from Wheelock, pass 3 closed parking lots on the right. Open lot is on the left.
Hike Description: We will hike a paved trail around Lake Phalen