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.