Wintertime? Springtime? Hmm…Hiketime!

After far too many hours watching the Olympics (yay to all the Minnesota medalists in hockey, curling and skiing!) it’s our turn to get outdoors and go for the gold in our sport–hiking. No, it’ll probably never become an Olympic sport, but maybe that’s the way we want it. Enjoyment, not competition, is the way we roll.

This year Thursday Night Hikes is going to switch things up to add flexibility to our hike schedule. Instead of hikes each Thursday from 7 to 8:30 pm you may see hikes on some other days and times. We hope this allows more people who can’t make hikes on Thursdays some opportunities to join us.

In addition, new hikes may be added throughout the month, rather than just at the beginning. Sometimes a super weather forecast later in the week makes you start checking out local hikes, right? Us too!  To keep current on upcoming hikes you can bookmark our website hike page. Or follow us (click the FOLLOW link at the bottom or right-hand side of any web page) to get each new post as an email.

Now for the good news–our first 2018 hike!

March 15, 2018: Lebanon Hills Regional Park Hike (Eagan)) – Hike Leader: Linda Quammen

Join us for a hike within Lebanon Hills Regional Park’s glacial moraine landscape with almost 2,000 acres of woodlands, prairies, lakes and ponds. We’ll circle some lakes, check out the new shelter, talk easy tree ID and current park projects. Come prepared for weather and trail conditions–snow/rain, cold/hot, ice/mud–you know, March!

Lebanon Hills new A Frame shelter in winter

Directions: Take I-35E south to the Cliff Road exit and go east on Cliff Road 3.6 miles to the Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center entrance (at the Hay Lake Road North intersection), which will be on the right. Follow the road to the Visitor Center and meet in the parking lot close to the Visitor Center.

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