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Hike the Big Woods of Lake Maria State Park in Monticello

Let's enjoy a 5-6 mile hike at one of my favorite parks within an hour from the Twin Cities. The trails at Lake Maria State Park will take us through many samples of Minnesota's natural history - remnants of the "Big Woods,", marshes, and glacier formed potholes. Noted for its wildlife, including an endangered species of turtle, and a stopping point for trumpeter swans. The park offers a full plate of sights on winding trails through oak forests.

Since we will be hiking close to lunch time, please bring a snack and water bottle.   After the hike, we will meat at a restaurant and have a real lunch with a nice cold beer for those interested.

 

Dogs are definitely welcome.

 

More info on park click on link..

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_maria/index.html

 

See pictures from our last hike click on link below..

http://www.meetup.com/outdoor-snowlovers/photos/7138692/#[masked]

 

 

Louie
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**No need to RSVP 'Not Going' if you are not planning to attend. Thanks**

 

 

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  • Heidi

    Nice pace, beautiful day, fantastic breeze. Perfect!

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Karen J

    Does anyone want to carpool? I live near Roseville.

    June 28, 2013

    • Louie

      I would carpool Karen, but 3 dogs in a car might be a bit much. :-)

      June 28, 2013

    • Karen J

      Sorry Sharon but I bailed out - too much travel lately and I'm going to wait until later in the day to enjoy the outdoors.

      June 29, 2013

  • Karen J

    I'm going to shift gears and wait until later in the day to get outside. Have a good one!

    June 29, 2013

  • Louie

    Hey Karen..Is Chip's girlfriend coming? :-)

    June 27, 2013

    • Karen J

      Yep, she will be there!

      June 28, 2013

  • Louie

    Hi everyone,

    The weather looks iffy according to the weather report, especially for early in the day. I will send out an e-mail around 9 am to let you know if the event has been rescheduled. So please check your e-mail before heading out or give me a call just to make sure. Thanks for your interests and I hope the weather will hold up.
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    June 28, 2013

  • Peggy W

    Louie, Where in the park do we meet?

    June 24, 2013

    • Peggy W

      Louie, How long do you think the hike will take? (Not including the restaurant stop afterwards.)

      June 27, 2013

    • Louie

      Depends on our pace but I'd say no more than 2 - 2 1/2 hrs.

      June 27, 2013

  • Louie

    Looks like weather will be perfect for the weekend.

    June 27, 2013

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