St. Paul Hiking Club

The St. Paul Hiking Club announces these August hikes:

• Sunday, Aug. 9 - 2:30 p.m. Meet at Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr., in Woodbury, near Key’s Café for a hike down to Battle Creek Lake and through 5 parks in the older part of Woodbury.

• Tuesday, Aug. 11 - 7:30 p.m. Meet at Rice Creek Regional Trail in Shoreview for a hike on the trails and through the woods. Go North on Lexington Ave., turn Left onto County Rd. “I”, go approx. 2 miles, turn Right into parking lot at trailhead.

• Sunday, Aug. 16 - 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., in Centerville. We will hike to the heritage center/YMCA camp to see an osprey nest, birds, butterflies, several lakes and a dam. Bring water to drink and bug spray.

• Tuesday, Aug. 18 - 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Highland Park Water Tower, 800 S. Snelling Ave. in St. Paul for a residential hike.

• Sunday, Aug. 23 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at 509 Lovell Ave. N in Roseville for a residential hike with a short cut available, if you can’t go the distance. Take Highway 36 to Dale and go North on Dale St. turn right at the first street, which is Lovell.

• Tuesday, Aug. 25 - 7:30 p.m. Meet in the parking lot at 2545 Hamline Ave. N (South entrance). We’ll view the 20 garden plots and hike the neighborhood.

• Sunday, Aug. 30 – 2:30 p.m. Meet in front of the North St. Paul Post Office, 2523 7th Ave., in North St. Paul for a hike on the South side of town. We will hike through a couple of parks and various trails in Maplewood.

Sunday hikes are about five miles and last about two hours. Tuesday hikes are about three miles and last about one hour.

Call Charlotte at 651-455-0052 or go to the website at www.stpaulhike.org for more information.

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