We'll be out in the Louisville Swamp area and this should give us some idea of what the XC/snowshoe trails will be like this upcoming winter. We'll do the Mazomani Trail and here are the trail details:
Mazomani Trail (4.5 mi., loop) - Start at main parking area. The trail heads for a bluff (0.25 mi.), then a junction with the loop portion (0.5). Stay left, passing the Ehmiller home site, bottomland forest, then a crossing at Sand Creek (0.8 mi.). The trail winds through upland forest, crosses a small creek, and then passes low wetlands until it meets Middle Road. Turn right, then right again, passing a large glacial boulder, then along bluff forest to Jabs Farm. Joining Flood's Road, turn right, go across the levee (with a nice view of the west end of Louisville Swamp), then up a short hill to a junction. Turn right again, coursing along the bluff-top savannah back to the loop junction.
Click HERE for a link to more information on the trail and "The Swamp."
DIRECTIONS: The main Louisville Swamp trail head is located about 4 1/2 miles south of Shakopee. Exit Highway 169 onto 145th Street West. Follow the road past the main entrance to the Renaissance Festival and over the next set of railroad tracks. The Louisville parking lot is located on the left.
FOR ALL EVENTS I'M DOING FROM HERE TO THE END OF DECEMBER PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR A LOCAL FOOD SHELF. THERE ARE MANY IN NEED THIS SEASON AND ANY LITTLE BIT WILL HELP. - Thanks, Sue!