New Spring (?) April 2018 Hike

Let’s start April out right–with a hike!

April 5, 2018: 7-8:30 pm: Big Rivers Trail Hike (Northern Dakota County) – Hike Leader: Linda Quammen

Join the hiking group for a hike on Dakota County’s “Big Rivers Trail” along the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, on a late 1800’s rail bed converted to a hiking/biking/rollerblading trail.

The trail is built on the rail bed of the Minnesota Central RailRoad, one of Minnesota’s oldest railroads. In 1857, the Minnesota Central RailRoad was incorporated by a special act of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature and was an early predecessor of the Milwaukee Road.

Directions: Take I-35E from St. Paul across the Mississippi River and exit at Highway 13. Take Highway 13 east (turn left) about 1/4 mile to the intersection with Lilydale Road and turn south (right) on Lilydale Road. Lilydale Road winds down a steep hill to the St. Paul Yacht Club. Park in the trail parking lot, located off of Lilydale Road, just south of the railroad underpass, before reaching the Yacht Club.

Advertisements

Comment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s