Urban hike from Bde Maka Ska to Lake Harriet
Mon, Feb 6 2023, 9:30am
For our first hike in the new year, the UMRA Hiking Club will sample a stretch of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park, from The Bakken Museum to the Lake Harriet Bandshell. The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board does a terrific job of clearing snow (from c. 140 miles of sidewalks, paths, and trails!), so our route should be clear for hiking.
We'll meet outside the 36th Street entrance to The Bakken Museum at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 6, to begin hiking at 9:45. We will walk along the southwest shore of Bde Maka Ska, up William Berry Parkway through William Berry Woods (once visited by Henry David Thoreau) to the northwest shore of Lake Harriet, around the Lake Harriet Bandshell, and back to the museum, about three miles. This pleasant, urban hike is beautiful at any time of the year! If you’re up to doing more, you can loop around Lake Harriet to add another 2.75 miles to your hike. UMRA member Kris Mortensen will meet us at The Bakken and lead the hike.
You must sign up online for this hike. Your completed form will be used to be sure everyone has arrived. Registrations will be accepted up to 24 hours before the hike.
—Bev Moe, UMRA Hiking Club
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