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RELAXED HIKE WITH VERY WIDE, LEVEL PATHS AROUND A HUGE, PRIVATE LAKE.
GOOD IN ANY WEATHER, A GREAT HIKE FOR SNOWY DAYS! GOOD FOR BEGINNERS & ALL DOGS!
About 2.5 miles, less than an hour of actual walking at a slow pace.
Very nice boardwalks as optional hike with view & grass levee with view of River & Valley! Lots of deer, birds, & other creatures!!! Pups can roam a bit in a protected environment! Not a "city" trail, this one is a bit of wilderness, but very easy and a great hike. Almost no one else on this trail, it's really quiet. No bikers. Maybe just a little mud, but most paths are mulch covered.
Some of our members know this as the LAKE PAUL hike & Dog Swim. Huge lake with Beaver lodge so large can be seen on Google Earth!
Taubmann Outlet Mall is DOG FRIENDLY, so you can go shopping after the hike. They have a Treats Unleashed dog store in the mall and a very small food court. You can't take the dogs inside the food court, but if someone holds your dog, you can go inside and order, then eat at outside tables. Shopping is on your own, not part of the group plan.
Take Hwy 40/64 to BOONES CROSSING in Chesterfield Valley. Go North towards Taubman Outlet Mall, the other side of the highway from Sams/Target/Chestefield Commons stores. At the "T", go right a short ways, then left into the parking lot for Taubman Mall.
Once inside the parking lot, go to the far left end of the lot, there is a levy trail access there.