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Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail

The Gateway - Brown's Creek trail is the recreational jewel of the East Metro Area of the Twin Cities. It is heavily used by thousands of people year-round. The former Soo Line rail bed, now paved, runs 18 miles from St. Paul, MN to Pine Point Park in Stillwater, MN. The recently acquired 5.9 mile Brown's Creek Trail connects with the Gateway Trail, enabling trail users to

go from the St. Croix River (in downtown Stillwater) to the Mississippi River. The Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail is a multi-use trail providing biking, rollerblading, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing to trail users year round. 

 

Bluebirds are on a roll on the Gateway trail with help from the Holy Rollers !

There is great news in the local press about the success of the Holy Roller team (lead by non other than the GBCTA President Dennis Linedeke) in their hard work on the Gateway Trail with the network of blue bird houses. The full story is here



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Spring has sprung on the Gateway and there is lots of action with DNR led bird walks, GBCTA newsletter  (join up to make sure you get a copy) and folks biking, walking, jogging and generally enjoying the trails. Come back here often to check what is happening on the Gateway Browns Creek trail


Gateway Trailside is now open for snacks in Grant right next to the trail. Check their website for hours and menu. 





Interested in Volunteering?


      We are always looking for folks who would be willing to devote an hour or two to helping to keep the trails clean. We divide the trails into approximately 1-mile sections, and then build teams of Trail Monitors that then meet and pick up garbage, report damage, etc. along their assigned trail section. If you are interested in helping, please contact Barb Wahman at 651-483-0327.



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You may use a credit card or pay with a check made out to Parks and Trails and send to GBCTA at PO Box 9295, N. St. Paul, MN. 55109.

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    Your tax-deductible membership in the Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) offers many benefits:

  • Know that you are doing your part to support a shared community resource!
  • Receive access to members-only areas of our website!
  • Receive updates on trail conditions!
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter to stay updated on the latest trail developments!
  • Your membership fee or donation is completely tax-deductible!

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GBCTA President Dennis Lindeke's spring letter 


Spring arrived a bit late this year, but when it did, everything had a huge sense of urgency. The trees leafed out in a hurry, the weeds popped right up and folks hit the trails, even before all the snow melted from the last blizzard. I really enjoy the early season, the cool air, no bugs, bird calls and the music of the tree frogs. I also enjoyed a couple of the spring bird walks with Bob Bystrom, bird expert extraordinaire, and several other enthusiastic bird watchers.

The members of the Association have been very busy advocating for the users of the trail. Here are a few updates :

- upcoming events National Trails Day June 2 (see events)  


- We welcome two new members to the Board of Directors:  Laura Poulsen (Social Media) and Ian Harding (Webmaster).

- The Association brochure was recently updated, along with the trail map. Thanks to Beth Hayden, our VP, and the DNR cartographer for making this happen. new map

- The bluebirds have returned to the eastern end of the Gateway Trail. At last count, the moms are sitting on about 20 eggs in several houses.

- The Gateway Trail on the west side of 35E is in transition. City sewer work has kept it closed most of the spring and then it will return to an interim route for another 1 - 2 years. It is hoped that funding will become available next year to begin construction of a trail segment between Arlington Ave and Maryland Ave, adjacent to, or near, L’Orient Ave.

- At Hadley Ave, near Fleet Farm in Oakdale, the long awaited tunnel crossing is planned for 2019. A needed safety upgrade


- Very good progress is being made on the 20 year effort for the Gateway Trail extension from Pine Point Park to Scandia. The work has been to define the route and negotiate easements with public and private interests. Many thanks to folks like Brandon Helm and Rachel Hintzman at the DNR for helping to make this a reality.

Enjoy the Trails!

Upcoming Events

06/02/2018 8:30 AM • Hadley Trailhead and Browns Creek Park
06/19/2018 6:30 PM • Brown's Creek Nature Preserve
07/05/2018 9:00 AM • Hadley /10th Street Lot in Oakdale
08/11/2018 9:30 AM • Gateway State Trail - Hadley to Pine Point
09/23/2018 1:00 PM • Brown's Creek State Trail - Brown's Creek Nature Preserve

 

 View a map of the new Brown's Creek Trail (5.9 miles long) here. Enjoy the trail and be SAFE!

The map of the whole Gateway Browns Creek trail is here


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