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The comprehensive Calendar 
of Non-Competitive Walking Information
for 2007 in Minnesota
All walks provide IVV Walk-Credit

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       Unless indicated otherwise by *, the times listed in the calendar below are the start and finish times. If marked by *, the times listed are the first start and last start times. Snow events marked with '@' will be walked if not enough snow. Walk Minnesota Counties events have the county name indicated as Wright. Schedule subject to confirmation by individual club
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Date, Time Club Event and Location;Start Point; Directions;Notes
Jan 20
7:30a .. 11:00a
 TCV    GNC at HarMar Mall walk, Sart Point: GNC store located in the wests side of Har Mar Mall, 2100 Snellling Avenue (corner of Snelling and County road B); Roseville. Directions: Take MN 36 to Snelling exit in Roseville. South on Snelling to Mall. Ramsey
Feb 10
10:00a .. 4:00p
 NSTT   Lake Maria State Park Snowshoe@, Start Point: Trail Center in park. Snowshoes available at event. The park is located 35 miles west of the twin cites, just south of I94 near Monticello. Directions: Watch for state park signs on I94 at Monticello, follow to park. Wright
Feb 17
7:30a .. 11:00a
 TCV    Mall of America Mall walk, Start Point: The Walking Company Store, South 108 (level 1), Mall of America. Directions: I494 to Mall of America exit in Bloomington. Bloomington. Hennepin
Mar 31
10:00a .. 4:00p
 TCV    Gasthof zur Gemutichkeit Restaurent Walk, Start Point:Gasthof, 2300 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis. Exit from I 694 W or I 694 E. at University. South on University NE to 23rd Ave. NE. Hennepin
Apr 14
9:00a .. 1:00p
 TCV    St Croix Girl Scout Council Walk, Start Point: St. Croix Girl Scout Council Bldg, 400 S. Robert St., St. Paul. Directions: I94 east to US52 south to Plato Blvd. Right on Plato to S. Robert, south to council building. Last start time- 11:00a.* Ramsey
May 4-6
?:00a .. ?:00p
 TCV   Minnesota Counties Seasonal Kick-off Polk, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Kittson, Pennington, Red Lake, Marshall, Roseau
May 12
8:00a .. 4:00p
 TCV    Colby Lake Walk, Woodbury. Start Point: Parking lot at corner of Lake Road & Edgewater Drive. Directions: In Woodbury, Exit I494 at Lake Road. Turn east on Lake road to Edgewater Last start time- 2:00p* Washington
May 19-20
8:00a .. 5:00p
8:00a .. 3:00p
 CMV    Little Falls, Directions: Registration Point: Picnic Shelter in Lindbergh State Park. Directions: From US Highway 10, take MN 27 west into LIttle Falls. After crossing the Missisppi River bridge, turn left onto Lindbergh Drive South for about one mile to park entrance on your right. Morrison
May 19-20
9:00a .. 5:00p
8:00a .. 3:00p
 NSTT    Charles Lindbergh State Park, Start Point: Picnic Shelter in Park. Directions: From US Highway 10, take MN 27 west into Little Falls. After crossing the Missisppi River bridge, turn left onto Lindbergh Drive South for about one mile to park entrance on your right. Morrison
Jun 24-25
?:00 .. ?:00
 RBS   North Mankato Walk, Start Point: TBS Directions: From Twin Cities, US169 south west to Mankato, then ... Nicollet?
Jul 14
8:00a .. 4:00p
 TCV    Chester Woods Park, Start Point: Beach House - Chester Woods Park, Rochester Directions: From Twin Cites, US52 SE to Rochester, then US14 east from Rochester city limits about 5 miles. Vehicle entry permit required (Daily $5). Must start by 2p.m. Olmstead?
Jul 28
8:00? .. 3:00?
 CRC   14th Annual Triad & Picnic, Walk, Bike, and Swim, plus picnic; Fairfax: ??? Directions: From Twin Cities, MN 5 southwest, then MN 19 to Fairfax. Renville? Note: Minnesota 2008 walk Calendar
Aug 11
3:00p .. 9:00p (walk)
9:00p .. 11:59p? (meteors & stars)
 CRC    Baylor Park Walk and Stargazing / Perseid Meteors, Start Point: Picnic shelter building by the beach in Baylor Regional Park. Directions: Take either Minnesota 5 or US212 west from the intersection of I494, MN 5, and US212 in Eden Prairie. From where 5 & 212 agian meet on the west side of Norwood/Young America, take Carver County 33 north about 2 & 1/2 miles to park. Turn right (east) into the park, follow the road to the beach parking lot. Vehicle entry permit required (Daily $5?). Carver
Aug 25
8:00a .. 4:00p
 RRV   Barnesville Potato Days Walk, Blue Eagle Lake Park Shelter, 3rd Ave NE From Twin Cities, about 175 miles NW on I94 to exit 24 (Hwy34), then west to park on south side. Clay
Sep 08
8:00a .. 2:00p
 TCV   Jesse James Days Walk, Northfield Senior Citizens Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway; From I35 south, take Highway 19 east exit to Northfield, Turn right (South) on highway 3 in Northfield to Jefferson Parkway. Left (east) on Jefferson Parkway just past Koester Court to Senior Center on left. Rice
Sep 15-16
9:00a .. 5:00p
8:00a .. 3:00p
 NSTT   Savanna Portage State Park Walk, Start Point: Campground area in Park Directions: From the Twin Cities (about 125 miles), From I694, take MN65 north to McGregor. From McGregor, about 7 miles north on 65 to Aitkin County 14, and NorthEast about 10 miles to park. Park info: 218-426-3271 Aitkin
Sep 29-30
8:00a .. 4:00p
10:00a .. 4:00p
 CMV   North St. Cloud walk. Whitney Senior Center/Whitney Recreation Center 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Directions: From US Hwy 10 & MN Hwy 23 in St. Cloud, west on MN 23 to 9th Avenue, right(north) on 9th to Northway Drive, left(west) on Northway to Whitney Senior Center. Stearns
Oct  6
8:30a .. 5:00p
 TCV    New Ulm Walk, New Ulm. Start Point: Chamber of Commerce Building, 1 N Minnesota Street Directions: From Twin Cites, take US169 SW to Mankato, then US14 west to New Ulm. In New Ulm, take Broadway south 7 blocks to Center. Left on Center one block. Last start time- 11:30a* Live German music & food at 11a.m. Brown
Oct 13
8:00a .. 5:00p?
 PRC
CWC
 
 Pelican Rapids, Lida Greens Golf Course Club House; 22950 Mn Hwy 108 east from Pelican Rapids. Register by 2p.m. Brochure: Page 1 Page 2 CC & Walk Info. Otter Tail
Oct 20
8:30a .. 9:00a*
 TCV   Annual Meeting Walk Start Point: Riverside Reformed Church, 102nd & Nicollet Ave South, Bloomington. *Register from 8:30 to 9 AM, 11k GUIDED walk starts promptly at 9:00. 6k GUIDED walk at 9:30 Lunch and annual meeting follow walk at 11:30. Directions: From East or West, take Interstate I494 to the Nicollet Avenue exit in Bloomington. Turn south on Nicollet about 2 miles to 102nd. Hennepin
Oct 27
10:00a .. 10:30a*
 NSTT   Annual Meeting & Walk. Guided group wallk in Afton State park, Park Info. Group times (approximate): Scooters-9:15, Shufflers-10:35, Bats-10:45. Start Point: Interpretive center in park. Directions: From St. Paul, take I-94 east 9 miles, then south 7 miles on MN Hwy 95, then east 3 miles on Co. Rd. 20 to Park. Washington
Nov 3
9:30a .. 1:30p
 TCV    Minneapolis Council Girl Scout Walk, Start Point: Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN. Directions: From either of I94, I694, or I94, take I94 west to the Weaver Lake Road exit. Turn right (east) onto weaver Lake Road, and right into parking lot at Community Center. Hennepin
Dec 09
9:30a .. 3:00p
 MS   Winter Wonderland Skyway Walk, Start Point: YMCA, (skyway level), 30 South 9th Street, Minneappolis Directions: From South -- I35W North, downtown exit to 9th street, left on 9th to LaSalle, park in LaSalle ramp at 9 & LaSalle (Parking fees apply). Start before 1p.m.* Hennepin


 Year-Round & Seasonal Events 2007
  (* denotes year-round) Items marked with ? are 2006 event descriptions. Renewal status unknown.  

Regular Events Thursday Events Top
Location Dates Club Event; Start Point; Directions
Austin Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 TCV   JC Hormel Nature Center, Austin; Auto Truck Plaza, 1509 10th Place NE; From I90, get off at the Austin exit #179.
Baudette May 4 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Baudette., Start Point: Holiday Station-Store, Intersection of Hwy 11 / Hwy 72. 27463 190t St SW.. Directions: From Bemidji, tkae Hwys 71 / 72 north to Baudette at the Canadian border. Lake of the Woods
Bemidji May 4 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Bemidji., Start Point: Chamber of Commerce, 300 Bemidji Avenue. Directions: From Hwy 3, exit on Paul Bunyon Avenue, which will trun into Bemidji Avenue. When you see the Blue Ox statue, you are there. Beltrami
Bloomington Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Mall of America Inside Walk, Country Inn & Suites, 2221 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington
Bloomington Apr 1 .. Dec 31 
 TCV   Nine-Mile Creek, Bloomington, 10000 Colfax Avenue, I35W south to 98th street exit, at west side of exit, south on Dupont to 100th, east on 100th to Colfax. Hennepin
Chaska Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 TCV   Chaska 10K Walk, Chaska; Best Western Chaska River Inn & Suites; One River Bend Place, Chaska. From TC take US212 west to Chaska, south on 41 in Chaska.
Collegeville Apr 1 .. Sep 30 
 CMV    St. John's University walk, Collegeville. Start: Information Desk, Great Hall. From I-94 west, exit #156 onto County #159 south. Into university, proceed to the cul-de-sac at Abbey Church. Stearns
Coon Rapids Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 TCV   Coon Rapids Bike 25K and 50 K and Walk 10K, Coon Rapids; Dam Visitor Center East, 9750 Egret Blvd.
Detroit Lakes Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 TCV   Detroit Lakes Seasonal Walk, Detroit Lakes; AmericInn of Detroit Lakes, 777 US Hwy 10 E. From TC about 200 miles NW on US10.
Duluth Apr 1 .. Oct 31
 TCV   Duluth City Walk, Duluth; Willard Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave, 800-982-2453 (reservations). From TC, I35 north to Cody Street exit in Duluth, follow signs towards zoo.
Duluth Apr 1 .. Oct 31
 TCV   Duluth Bike 25K, Duluth; Willard Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave, 800-982-2453 (reservations).
Hallock May 4 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Hallock., Start Point: Caribou Inn 203 East Braodway. Directions: From Twin Cities, take I94 to Moorhead, then US75 north through Crookston & Warren to Hallock. In Hallock, take East Broadway (Hwy 175) to the Inn. Kittson
Hutchinson? Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 CRC   Hutchinson Seasonal Walk 10K, Hutchinson; Super8 Motel, MN Highway 15 south.
Luverne? Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 RS   Luverne. Comfort Inn, 801 South Kniss; Take US 75 north 2 blocks at Luverne exit from I90. Brochure Rock
Mankato? Jan 1 .. Dec 31
 RS    2 walks: River Trail & Bethany College Mankato;   Holiday Inn (downtown), 101 Main Street Brochure
Minneapolis Apr 1 .. Dec 31
 TCV   Minnehaha Creek & Parkway, 10K Walk & 25K Bike; Isabel's Coffee, 4159 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Lake Nokomis 5K/10K Walk, Magpie Coffee, 4159 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall.
Minneapolis Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall.
Moorhead?
(Fargo ND)
Apr 1 .. Nov 30 
 RRV   North Fargo Walk, Fargo, ND; Howard Johnson Inn, 301 3rd Avenue North
Moorhead?
(Fargo ND)
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 RRV   South Fargo Walk, SunMart Foods, 3175 25th Street South
Moorhead?
(Fargo ND)
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 RRV   Fargo Bike, Fargo, ND; Howard Johnson Inn, 301 3rd Avenue North
Moorhead? Apr 1 .. Oct 31
 RRV   Moorhead Walk, Fargo, ND; Howard Johnson Inn, 301 3rd Avenue North
Red Lake Falls May 4 .. Sep 30 
 CRC   Red Lake Falls, Start Point: Chateau-Bottineau Motel MN 32 North Directions: From Twin Cities, take US10 past Detroit Lakes, then MN32 north to Red Lake Falls. In Red Lake Falls, take M32 through town to the NE edge. Red Lake
Rochester Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV    Rochester Year-Round Walk, Rochester; Travelodge, 435 16th Ave SW. From Twin Cities, US52 southeast to Civic Center exit in Rochester, then east.
St. Cloud Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 CMV   Three Gardens Walk, Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 4th Ave South, St. Cloud. Stearns
St. Joseph Apr 1 .. Sep 30 
 CMV    College of Saint Benedict Walk, St. Joseph. Start: Local Blend Coffee Shop, 19 W Minnesota St. From I-94, take exit #160 for St. Joseph. Turn northeast onto Minnesota street to coffee shop. Stearns
St. Joseph Apr 1 .. Sep 30 
 CMV    Lake Wobegon Trail Bike, St. Joseph. 25K Bike on paved trail, Start: Local Blend Coffee Shop, 19 W Minnesota St. From I-94, take exit #160 for St. Joseph. Turn northeast onto Minnesota street to coffee shop. Stearns
St. Paul Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV    State Capitol Walk, St. Paul; Super America, 925 Grand Ave,.
St. Paul Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Historic Summit Avenue, St. Paul; Super America, 925 Grand Ave,.
St. Paul Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Minnehaha Falls Walk, St. Paul; SuperAmerica, 2051 Grand Ave.
St. Paul Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   3 Campus College, St. Paul; SuperAmerica, 2051 Grand Ave.
Shakopee Apr 1 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Country Inn & Suites, Shakopee 1204 Ramsey St.,Shakopee. From Minneapolis western Suburbs, US169 south to Marschall Road exit. North on Marschall to corner of Marschall & Vierling. Hotel on right.
Shoreview May 1 .. Oct 31 
 TCV   Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street. From Minneapolis, I35W North to MN96, east to Community Center.
Springfield Apr 1 .. Oct 31 
 TCV   Microtel Inn, Springfield; 502 E Rock Street. From Twin Cities, US169 to Makato, US14 West to Springfield.
Stillwater Jan 1 .. Dec 31 
 TCV   Ann Bean, Stillwater, Ann Bean Bed & Breakfast, 319 W. Pine St.
(Superior, WI)
Duluth
Apr 1 .. Oct 31
 TCV   Superior Walk 5/10K, Duluth; Willard Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave, 800-982-2453 (reservations).
Thief River Falls May 4 .. Sep 30 
 CRC   Thief River Falls, Start Point: Best Western Inn 1060 Highway 32 S. Directions: From Twin Cities, take US10 to Detroit Lakes, then US59 north to Theif River Falls. In Theif River Falls, take Main Avenue S. (MN 32) south to the Inn. Pennnington
(Valley City ND)
Moorhead?
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 RRV   Valley City, Valley City, ND; Broken Spoke Family Restaurant 100 South Central Avenue
Warren May 4 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Audubon Santuary, Warren 27463 190t St SW.. From Warren, MN Highway 1 East for 5 miles, then right (south) on 280th Avenue for 3 miles. The east (follow signs) to sanctuary. Polk
Warren May 4 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Warren, Start Point: N. Valley Health Center Hospital 109 S. Minnesota St. Directions: From Twin Cities, take US10 past Hawley, then MN9 & US75 north to Warren. In Warren, take MN 1 to Minnesota Ave. Marshall
Warroad May 4 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Warroa, Start Point: Super 8 Motel 909 State Street. Directions: Take MN 11 east from Rosseau or west from Baudette to Warroad. In Warroad, motel is on MN11 on the west end of town. Rosseau
White Bear Lake Apr 1 .. Sep 30 
 TCV   Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake 5287 Otter Lake Road.. I35E North to County Road 96, east to Otter Lake Road, north to center.
Worthington? May 27 .. Sep 30
 RS   Worthington. Regional Hospital, 1018 Sixth Avenue Take US 59 (Huminston Ave, becomes 5th Ave) south from Worthington exit 43 from I90. Nobles

 Thursday Treks 2007

Seasonal Events Corrections Top
Thursday Treks are group led walks or bikes over the year-round and seasonal routes. The treks start at 6:00 p.m. at the designated start point (please be there at least 15 minutes early to register). Walks will be cancelled only in the case of severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings. Selecting the event will take you to the detailed information for that seasonal walk. Note that the start point for the Thursday Treks is not always that of the corresponding seasonal walk.
Date Kind Event Start Notes
May 10 Walk Summit Avenue SuperAmerica, 925 Grand, St. Paul None
May 17 Walk Lake of the Isles Kenwood Park, Minneapolis None
May 24 Walk Stillwater Ann Bean B & B, 319 W. Pine, Stillwater None
May 31 Walk Coon Rapids Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 9750 Egret Blvd, Coon Rapids None
Jun 07 Walk Minnehaha Falls / St. Paul SuperAmerica, 2051 Grand Ave.,St. Paul None
Jun 14 Walk Lake Nokomis / Minneapolis Isabel's Coffee, 4159 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis None
Jul 05 Walk Minnehaha Creek / Minneapolis Isabel's Coffee, 4159 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis None
Jul 12 Walk White Bear Lake Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake None
Jul 19 Walk 9-Mile Creek / Bloomington 10000 Colfax Ave S, Bloomington None
Jul 26 Walk Three Campus SuperAmerica, 2051 Grand Ave.,St. Paul Campus Walk
Aug 02 Walk Chaska Best Western Chaska Rivber Inn, 1 River Bend Place, Chaska None
Aug 09 Walk Shoreview Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street, Shoreview None
Aug 16 Walk Shakopee Holiday Station Store, 444 1st Ave E., Shakopee None
Aug 23 Walk Minnesota State Capitol SuperAmerica, 925 Grand, St. Paul None
Aug 30 Walk U Minnesota / Minneapolis Main St SE & 4th/5th Ave by Stone Arch bridge, Minneapolis None

 Corrections & Additions

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