New Thursday Night Hike: March 29th

Here’s a new hike we’ve added for next Thursday night at 7 pm: West River Parkway Hike. Check out the details below. Hope you’re thinking of meeting us at 7 pm for tonight’s Midsection Gateway Trail Hike, too!

March 29, 2018 at 7pm: West River Parkway Hike (Minneapolis) – Hike Leader: Chris Olson 

Come hike with the group along the west side of the Mississippi River below the University of Minnesota West Bank area and near the University’s Elmer L. Anderson Library.

The University of Minnesota was founded as a preparatory school in 1851, seven years before Minnesota became a state, closed during the Civil War, and reopened in1867. moss and old leaves in springIt was established as a land-grant college under the federal Morrill Land-Grant Act, with land to use or sell to provide an education for students of all incomes. The Elmer L. Andersen Library is named for former State Senator and Governor Elmer Anderson, who donated his personal library of 12,500 rare volumes. It houses eight special collections and archives units.

Directions:  From I-94, take the Riverside Avenue exit and proceed south on Riverside Avenue to Franklin Avenue. Go east (left) on Franklin Avenue about three blocks to Seabury Avenue. Meet on the corner of East Franklin Avenue and Seabury Avenue in Southeast Minneapolis.

For more of our hikes check our website: https://thursdaynighthikes.wordpress.com/

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