November 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 11:30 a.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 6th, "Fall Back"


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Tuesday, 11/1/22 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at the Carpenter/St Croix Valley Nature  Center (MN Campus) 12805 St. Croix Trail, Hastings. In Apple Maps use the above address. In Google Maps, use – Carpenter Nature Center.

Directions: Take Hwy 61 S to Hwy 10 towards  Prescott, WI., turn left onto County Rd 21 (St  Croix Trail), look for signs, winding road up a hill. Drive 1 mile to the CNC gates on the right

Hike Description:  We  will hike the Savanna & North loop trails with a  scenic river overlook, mainly paved trails. 

Treats: Judy’s car. 

Sunday, 11/6 Brock & Sandy Herlick 651.470.4528

Meeting Location: Meet in the open parking area behind River  Market Coop, 221 Water Street N., Stillwater.


Hike Description: We will hike the 5 mile loop between the old  bridge and the new bridge across the St. Croix. 

Treats: River Market Coop. 

Tuesday, 11/8/22 Nancy Duffrin 612.584.8594  

Meeting Location: Meet at Day by Day, 477 7th St W., St Paul at  Goodrich Ave.

Directions: On street parking

Hike Description:  We will hike  the Upper-town neighborhood by restored  homes built in in 1850s – 1870s, stone houses and Irving Park.  See Mary Lahammer on restoring the Stone Houses.

Will the Justus Ramsey House be destroyed?

Treats: Day by Day


Sunday, 11/13/22 Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792  & Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638

Meeting Location: Meet in the West parking lot of Pike Lake  Education Center, 2101 14th St NW, New  Brighton.

Directions: From 694, turn north on Silver Lake Road (exit 39).  Turn right on 14th St.

Hike Description: We will hike the neighborhood and  around Long Lake Regional Park on paved  trails.

Treats: Cowboy Jack’s, 2397 Palmer Dr.,  New Brighton.  


Tuesday, 11/15/22 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet in the back parking lot of Gorman’s  Restaurant, 11011 Stillwater Blvd N., Lake  Elmo.

Directions: Gorman’s is on the south side at the  intersection of Lake Elmo Ave N and Stillwater  Blvd N.

Hike Description: We will hike through downtown Lake  Elmo towards the lake and back.

Treats: Gorman’s 


Sunday, 11/20 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at Triangle Park in downtown Mahtomedi at the intersection of County Rd 12 (Stillwater  Rd) & Hwy 244.

Directions: Leave extra time to find street  parking.

Hike Description: The hike will be on paved, gravel trails  and streets to and around Katherine Abbott Park and Tighe-Schmitz Park in Birchwood Village. 

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 11/22/22 Vern Pearson 651.772.4984

Meeting Location: Meet at 1400 Phalen Drive, St. Paul in the parking lot  near the Phalen Beach House.

Directions: From Wheelock  Pkwy, turn into Phalen Park on Phalen Drive.  The parking lot is the first one on the right.

Hike Description: We  will walk the Phalen loop using Gateway & Bruce Vento Trails.

Treats: Vern’s car 


Sunday, 11/27/22 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location: Vadnais-Sucker Lake parking lot, 25 County Rd F E, Vadnais Heights

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 the 4-way stop  (Co Rd F) turn left.

Hike Description: We’ll hike Vadnais-Sucker Lake recreational area. The trail is flat & paved for easy walking.

Tuesday, 11/29/22 Lyle Mowery 651.503.3395

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Grey Cloud Dunes, at the corner of 103 St. & Hadley Ave S., Cottage Grove.

Directions:  From St. Paul going south on Hwy 61/10, exit on 80th and turn right and then right on Hadley to the end.  If the lot is full, we can park along Hadley or 103 St.

Hike Description: We will hike along a ridge overlooking the MS River on rugged, dirt paths. 

Treats: Broadway Bar & Grill, 254 Broadway  Ave. St Paul Park.