Saturday April 27, 2019—7-8 a.m.
Lansing Ave. Farm Pond Shorebird & Waterfowl Watch
¼ Mile South of Gateway Trail/Lansing Ave. Crossing
When the pond holds water (as it did most of last year and likely will this spring), it's a reliable place to see shorebirds, gulls, cranes and waterfowl. Bring binoculars (and a scope if you have one) to view whatever birds are present at the pond. If the pond is dry, we’ll walk a portion of the nearby Gateway Trail.
Please park along Lansing Ave. north of the pond.
Drizzle or light rain is OK, but the walks and sit will be cancelled if it’s very windy or significant precipitation is likely.
Led by Bob Bystrom
Saturday May 4, 2019—7-8 a.m.
Brown’s Creek Trail Bird Walk
Browns Creek Nature Reserve
We will leave the Nature Reserve parking area (Neal Avenue crossing) at 7 a.m. and return to the starting point at 8 a.m. We will identify as many species as we can by sight and sound during the hour. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Saturday May 11, 2019—7-8 a.m. Gateway Trail Bird Walk
Gateway Trail/Hwy 96 Crossing
We will leave the parking lot at 7a.m. and return to the starting point at 8 a.m. We will identify as many species as we can by sight and sound during the hour. Bring binoculars if you have them. This walk usually offers the best opportunity to see migrant warblers.
Led by Bob Bystrom
May 11, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Women's Birds, Buds and Blooms Walk
Brown's Creek State Trail - Stillwater Trailhead.
Join the Naturalist on a walk to look for spring wildflowers and spring birds.
Free. Register with Linda Radimecky at 651-231-6968 or by email at Linda.Radimecky@state.mn.us.
If you need an accommodation, please call or email the event contact listed above by two weeks prior to the event.
More info https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/event.html?id=58998
May 11, 1pm -3 pm, Birds, Buds and Blooms Walk
Brown's Creek State Trail - Neal Ave Trailhead.
Saturday May 18, 2019—7-8 a.m.
Gateway Trail Little Sit Bird Watch at Gateway Trail at Myeron Rd. N. (61)
Adjacent wetlands make this one of the best places to view migrant and resident birds along the trail. We will sit or stand here from 7 to 8 a.m. (no walking) and identify as many species as we can by sight and sound during the hour. Bring binoculars if you have them and a chair (optional). Watchers with limited mobility are welcome! Parking is permitted at the nearby Washington County Public Works complex.
The Little Sit is an abbreviated version of the 24-hour Big Sit bird watching events held at many places around the country.
The Annual Stillwater Half Marathon/10k and 5k takes place on the morning of May 25.
Trail Traffic advisory:
There will be heavy runner traffic (500+ runners) northbound on the Gateway from hwy 36 to Pine Point starting at 8 am .(expected clear by 10 am at Pine Point). The Brown's Creek parking area at Neal Avenue will also be very congested from 7:15 am to around 10 since the 5k starts here (but does not use the Brown's Creek trail itself).
If you are interested in running either the half marathon, 10k or 5k , register at : https://www.runstillwater.com/stillwater-half-marathon/
Thursday June 13 Morning Trail walk 8 - 9:30 am
Tuesday June 25th 6:30 to 7:30 pm Brown's Creek State Trail - 2nd St N and Hazel
Take advantage of the long sunlit days to walk the trail along the gorge of Brown’s Creek. Look for blooms, listen for bird’s evening song and enjoy a summer night.
Thursday August 1, 9-10:30 a.m. Morning Trail Ride
Join the naturalist on this casual morning ride along the beautiful Brown’s Creek State Trail. Meet at the Trailhead in Stillwater near the Zephyr Depot Theater on Main Street.
The 9th annual tour de Hugo :
Explore the beautiful variety of landscapes Minnesota has to offer and join in the 9th annual Tour de Hugo! A variety of ride lengths: 6, 20, 35, half century (50), or metric century (62.2) miles; make the Tour de Hugo suitable for all levels of biking experience.
Traffic advisory : The longer distances riders (50mi and 62.2mi) only will be on the Gateway Trail S bound from Pine Point to Jamaca from ~ 9:30 am til 1 pm
All proceeds go to support Hugo parks and trails.
More details at : https://www.tourdehugo.com/
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