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Put on your walking shoes and come take a hike!

Put on your walking shoes and come take a hike!

This is a fun way to get outdoors, learn some local history, and spend time with other church members.  Don’t forget to bring a hat and water and wear sunscreen!  Please feel free to invite your friends to come along.  If you have questions, contact Mark at

If an activity needs to be cancelled, we will leave a message on the church’s answering machine.

July 23, 2017 –  1 p.m.  – Cascade Meadow Wetlands

The group walk for July will take place July 23 at Cascade Meadow Wetlands.  Meet at Cascade Meadow (2900 19th St NW) at 1 p.m. Cascade Meadow sits on a 100 acre site of which 90 acres of natural areas have been restored.  A system of approximately 2 miles of trails winds its way through seven different types of wetlands and three upland communities.  Renewable energy systems on site include electric generation with wind and solar, as well as solar thermal hot water and geothermal heat pump for heating and cooling.

August 27, 2017  – 1 p.m. –  Willow Creek Reservoir

Meet at the Willow Creek Reservoir in SW Rochester at 1 p.m.  The parking lot is at the end of Lone Pine Drive SW.  We will hike the trail that goes around the reservoir.  We might even get to see the eagles that have a nest in the area.

September 24, 2017 – 1 p.m. – Root River Park

Meet at Root River Park (4012 80th SE) at 1 p.m.  The Root River Park is a relatively new park and is another of Olmsted County’s best kept secrets.  When we get to the park we’ll check out the old stagecoach bridge and the 90-foot tall limestone bluffs.  The trail is about 2 miles long and is a nice wide grass covered trail.  The scenery is beautiful.  You might want to bring a camera!