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Fall Foliage Hike
Join your local Outdoor Afro crew for a hike at beautiful Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park as we take in peak fall colors in Minnesota! If you went on last year's camping trip, you already know how beautiful Nerstand is in the summer. But this is also a great spot for observing the colors changing in a classic big woods landscape. For this outing, we'll plan to take the hiking club route (about 2.3 miles) with the option for an additional extension if it's not too cold and we're feeling up to it. Let's meet in the lot near the park office, up front where you buy permits. From there we'll begin our hike - chasing waterfalls, fall foliage, and Black Joy! What To Bring: - Warm clothes, dress in layers - Plenty of WATER - Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes PRO-TIP: Support your state parks! Annual parking permits cost $35 for the year and are good for all (72!) Minnesota state parks, which usually charge a $7/per vehicle/per day fee. Just sayin!

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

9700 170th Street East · Nerstrand, MN

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Outdoor Afro is a community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more! Outdoor Afro uses social media to create interest communities, events, and to partner with regional and national organizations that support diverse participation in the Great Outdoors. Here is where you can start locally connecting with people who share your outdoor interests!

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