The hike is on at Schaar's Bluff! We will convene in the parking lot closest to the visitor center by 10 a.m. on October 5th. Please be on time. The park has two regions of trails, one to the west of the main picnic area and one to the east. We'll split the time between the two areas, stringing together the various short loops to walk 7-ish miles total. Hiking will be easy to moderate. Please bring a bag lunch, which we will stop to eat either in the picnic area or at one of the lookouts on the bluffs.
This is a little-known but beautiful park. The fall colors will be gorgeous, the old stone bridge we'll cross picturesque, and the views of the river and Spring Lake from the bluffs outstanding. Seeing bald eagles and osprey is likely, and if we're lucky, there will still be some of the great fall bird migrations going on, perhaps even the breathtaking pelican migration.
Regarding dogs, due to the terrain on this hike, no dogs, please. We may allow a few dogs in future hikes.