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

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Sunday, 09/01/19, Char Svobodny, 651-455-0052,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Joseph’s Grill, 142 S. Wabasha St., in St. Paul.

Directions:  Coming from the Wabasha Bridge, Joseph's is on the left.  From Hwy 52, exit on Plato Blvd, turn west.  There is an entrance to Joseph's from Plato Blvd.

Hike Description: Meet in the parking lot of Joseph’s Grill, 142 S. Wabasha St., in St. Paul.

Treats: Joseph’s Grill,

Tuesday, 09/03/19, Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-283-5241
Meeting Location: Meet at the shopping center lot at 2251 Larpenteur Ave. E. at McKnight Rd., Maplewood

Directions: NW corner

Hike Description:  We’ll hike the perimeter of the former Hillcrest Golf Course on paved trails. 

Treats: TBD


Sunday, 09/08/19, Gail Stucky, 651-354-9537,

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

Directions: Take #694 to #120 (Century Ave.) Go North to Hwy. #244 and turn right for 1.1 miles. Turn right at sign for Kathryn Abbott & Wildwood Park. 

Hike Description: A residential and trails hike

Treats: Roma Restaurant, 310 Stillwater Rd. in Willernie.

Tuesday, 09/10/19, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972,

Meeting Location: Meet at the East end of the Woodbury Culver’s parking lot, 520 Woodbury Dr.  

Directions: Take I-94 East to Woodbury Dr., go South, take a right on Commerce, then a left to Culver’s, across the street from Sam’s Club. 

Hike Description: We will hike around Markgraf’s Lake and trails in the area.

Treats: Culvers

Sunday, 09/15/19, Annual Wiener Roast, info: Barb Fitzpatrick 651-645-7149

Meeting Location: Meet at the Como Park Fire rings on Como Ave. (formerly Horton)

Directions: Between Hamline and Lexington Pkwy, on the South end of Como Park.

Hike Description: The Hike will begin at 2:30 p.m. (led by Bill Barrett), followed by the Wiener Roast.

Treats: . The menu will be hot dogs, various things and s’mores for dessert. Cost: $5.00/person.Bring your own beverages and a chair.  Compostable plates & utensils will be furnished. 

Tuesday, 09/17/19, Susan Crawford, 651-770-2479,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Taco John’s, 4430 Lake Ave. S., in White Bear Lake.


Hike Description: We’ll hike along the lake and residential area. 

Treats: Don & Sue’s car

Sunday,  09/22/19, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot (street parking OK too!) of Heritage Village Park, 4321 65th St., Inver Grove Heights

Directions: From Concord Ave (South of 494, North of 55/52) turn east on 65th St.

Hike Description: We’ll hike paved trail to the North and to the Wakota Bridge.

Treats: Jersey's 

Tuesday, 09/24/19, Phyllis Swenson, 651-426-8593,

Meeting Location: Meet on the North side of the parking lot at Costco, 1431 Beam Ave., in Maplewood

Directions: Off Highway #61. (Another entrance to the parking lot is: County Rd. D, off Hwy. #61) 

Hike Description: We will do an in and out hike on the Gateway Trail.

Treats: TBD

Sunday, 09/29/19, Vicky Beutel, 651-335-8079,

Meeting Location: Meet at Laurie LaMotte Memorial Park, 6970 LaMotte Dr. in Centerville, 55038

Directions: Highway route: Take 35E North to exit 123B/County #14 (aka Main St. in Centerville), turn left (West) for ½ mile to Centerville Rd., left (South) for 2 blocks to Heritage St., and turn right. (As Heritage St., turns left, it becomes LaMotte Dr.)

Non-highway route: Take Lexington North to Hwy. #96, go East (right) 4 ½ miles to Centerville Rd. Turn left, go 5 ¾ miles to Heritage St., turn left and follow above directions. Laurite LaMotte Park is on the left just past the church community center.

Hike Description: . We’ll hike around Centerville Lake through the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve.

Treats: Vicky’s car

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