National Trails Day – June 4

The Friends of the Red Cedar Trail/Hoffman Hills have a great day planned for National Trail Day, Saturday, June 4th.* Activities are planned at the Red Cedar State Trail, Depot Visitor Center. The trail, always free for walking, will be free for biking on June 4th. Fishing is also free at Riverside Park. Simple Sports will give bikes a free safety check, and the Mayo Clinic will be available for bike helmet fitting. Free cookies and lemonade will be available from 10:00-2:00, and lunch is available for purchase for $4.00.

Lots of fun activities are planned for the day. Penny, from the DNR, will have a booth set up with activities, games, and prizes. The Nature Center will be returning, scheduled for 9:00-10:00, and was a huge attraction last year. Kids and adults enjoyed petting the turtle. Their program is on reptiles and amphibians, and is fun for folks of every age. From 11:00-1:00, the Raptor Center will again present and bring their birds of prey. It is a real treat to see these birds up close and hear about their habits.

Geo-caching will be available from 10:00-2:00. Some units will be provided, or bring your own. Free fishing will be available at Riverside Park. Poles and lures provided, or bring your own. Prizes will be provided. From 10:00-2:00, the Girl Scouts will be available and provide the supplies necessary to make a bird feeder. The Mayo Clinic Wellness Program will be conducting demonstrations on the new exercise equipment at Riverside Park at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce will have the Depot staffed and DNR staff is available to answer any questions. Trail passes, annual dues as a Friends’ member, and t-shirts can be purchased.

Although the activities end at 2:00 p.m., everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy a walk or bike on the Red Cedar State Trail and to enjoy a hike at Hoffman Hills.

Rain date is 6/5/16. The Raptor Center will return on 6/5/16, but other activities may not be available. Check the Friends of the Red Cedar State Trail/Hoffman Hills web site at HTTP:// for updated information or call the DNR at 715-232-1242

Looking forward to seeing everyone out enjoying National Trail Day at the Red Cedar State Trail.

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