Father Hennepin State Park

TRIP DETAILS  LENGTH 2 miles DIFFICULTY Super easy DATE  March 28, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  Very accessible trails, shoreline trail, great for young families Today we were able to hike not one, but TWO Hiking Club Trails in one day. We started at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, hiked their 3.2 mile Hiking Club trail and climbed the tower. Packed up, … Continue reading Father Hennepin State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

TRIP DETAILS  LENGTH 3.2 miles DIFFICULTY Easy with a couple of hills DATE  March 28, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  9,000 years of human history, 100 ft fire tower Our 2nd and 3rd Hiking Club trails of 2016 were Mille Lacs Kathio and Father Hennepin State Parks.  We drove about 1.5 hours north of Minneapolis to Mille Lacs Kathio and Father Hennepin … Continue reading Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Rice Lake State Park

TRIP DETAILS  LENGTH 4.2 miles DIFFICULTY Easy DATE  January 30, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  Snow Fleas! Our first Hiking Club Trail of 2016 was a short trip down to Rice Lake State Park.  Only an hour or so south of the city, it was a nice start to the year.  It’s a smaller park with a fairly short trail but an … Continue reading Rice Lake State Park

Fort Snelling State Park – Pike Island Snowshoe Hike

TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 5 miles DIFFICULTY Easy when the trail is not covered in ice. DATE  December 29, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  Pike Island, Baptism Beach After a week at home eating holiday treats and taking the dog for a walk in the neighborhood, we needed to get out!  The snow has been scant and a little unpredictable lately, but we thought … Continue reading Fort Snelling State Park – Pike Island Snowshoe Hike

Frontenac State Park

TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 9 miles DIFFICULTY Moderate DATE  August 13, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  In Yan Teopa Rock, Birdwatching, Hill training Saturday’s adventure took us to Frontenac State Park! The view of Lake Pepin is beautiful and the bird watching is one of the main features of the park, we saw 6 bald eagles! The lower trails near In Yan Teopa … Continue reading Frontenac State Park

St Croix National Scenic Riverway

TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 26.6 miles DIFFICULTY easy until Stillwater, motorized boats DATE  September 18-19, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  St Croix National Scenic Waterway, Interstate Park, Osceola Landing, William O'Brien State Park Took my first overnight kayaking trip down the St Croix River this weekend and camped one night in the National Park sites. We have small recreational kayaks, so those lightweight … Continue reading St Croix National Scenic Riverway

Urban Hike – Luce Line + Sebastian Joe’s

HIKE DETAILS LENGTH 20 miles DIFFICULTY easy, mostly paved, some dirt DATE HIKED August 27, 2016 MAIN FEATURES  Wirth Beach, Chain of Lakes, Ice Cream! Last week was the 26.5 mile hike on the Superior Hiking Trail to raise money for Children's cancer research.  So....of course, I signed up to take the Scouts on a 20 mile urban hike … Continue reading Urban Hike – Luce Line + Sebastian Joe’s