Bring the kids and join us at the Nordic Center on Thursday, October 10 and Thursday, October 24 for an enjoyable evening family hike along the lit trails of Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Breathe in the crisp autumn air, view the stars, observe the local wildlife, and soak in the quiet serenity of the night.
Meet at the Nordic Center. This program is free with a valid Washington County Parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual). No reservations are required. Flashlights and headlamps are welcome.
Thursday, October 10 & Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Nordic Center
Fall Night Hiking
Enjoy night hiking along 5.5 miles of lighted xc ski trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Nordic Center Trailhead.
Trail lights are on daily from dusk - 9:30 p.m. At 9:15 p.m. the outer perimeter loop shuts off with the inner loop closest to the Nordic Center on until 9:30 p.m. All hikers must be off the trails by 9:30 p.m. and out of the park by 10 p.m.
All cross-country ski trails will close to hiking, walking, etc. once snow grooming begins. Winter hiking will then be directed to the Big Bluestem trail, our designated multi-use trail located at the Eagle Point Trailhead, a non-lighted trail (across the park road from the Nordic Center).