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Entry Level Labor Day Beginner's Hike, Dog Walk, Picnic Bellevue Red Caboose Prk

Date: Every Monday night

Distance: 1/5 of a mile laps -- make as many laps as you want

Difficulty: Easy, level 1 beginner hike

Hike Time: 6:45

Picnic: 6:30

Location: Bellevue Red Caboose Park

Leashed Dogs Welcome

Brown Bag it and come at 6:30 for a Labor Day Evening Picnic before we walk, or come at 6:45 to walk.

Watch the sun set over Red Caboose Park. 

If you are new to hiking or are getting into it again after a stretch of illness, injury or inactivity, here is the easiest "hike" possible at 6:45 pm for anyone who enjoys walking with a group. Red Caboose Park. also known as Bellevue Park, has a circular paved exercise path that is mostly flat, and five laps make a mile. Come bring your leashed dog or leave Fido at home and come on your own to walk the exercise path at your own pace.

We will meet at the caboose which sits next to the Bellevue Community Center and Library at 6:45 pm to start walking. Feel free to come a few minutes early to meet other walkers before the hike starts. Walk at your own pace, do 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles or more, and finish whenever you want.

This is a kid-friendly walk and there is a playground at the park. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please bring a bag and pick up after your pooch since there is a playground on site. There are trash cans at 3 or 4 spots around the park so you won't have to carry your bag far.

Walkers will enjoy looking at the historic log cabin and the caboose as they make each lap. Find out more about Red Caboose Park here: http://www.squidoo.com/red-caboose-park

THIS HIKE WILL BE CANCELED IN THE EVENT OF RAIN OR OMINOUS WEATHER MOVING INTO BELLEVUE AT HIKE TIME.

Come join us and build up to the longer hikes!

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  • Kathryn

    Ask a question, share something, or leave a comment...If you don't have plans tonight, please join me at 6 pm at Easy Beginners Hike at Harpeth River Park Greenway in Bellevue 9/7 http://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/events/138931042/

    September 7, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Great walking weather this evening - it was really nice to be able to bring Belle out to meet everyone. Nichole said thanks for the cookie.

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Belle is so cute!

      September 2, 2013

  • Kathryn

    We had a nice turnout of 6 people, only two of whom had RSVP'd. The weather was perfect. Even the humidity was starting to go down as we made our last few laps. Thanks to those who showed up, and Happy Labor Day!

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Kathryn

      And 5 canine friends! How could I leave them out?

      September 2, 2013

  • Kathryn

    It's clear and cool in Bellevue -- 79º and dropping! This is my last weather report for the day. You can find Jack (the little dog pictured above) and me at Red Caboose Park! :-) Come join us!

    September 2, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Happy Labor Day! There is a little isolated rain shower passing through Bellevue right now, but the skies are clearing and the picnic shelters at Red Caboose Park are covered. The prediction is for isolated rain and maybe an isolated thunderstorm in the late afternoon, clearing during the evening. Unless there is heavy rain or lightening at 6:30, I still plan to take my brown bag dinner to the park for those who want something to do on the holiday. Then if it is clear, we can walk as planned.

    September 2, 2013

    • Kathryn

      It's still clear in Bellevue. I am looking forward to seeing you guys in less than an hour!

      September 2, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    I may be able to work it out where I can join you guys but I won't know until Monday. Thanks for doing these

    August 30, 2013

    • Kathryn

      Work.It.Out!

      1 · August 31, 2013

    • Kathryn

      So are you coming?

      September 2, 2013

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