First Day Hike

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Go for refreshing and invigorating hike on the first day of 2014 at Minneopa State Park. The area naturalist will lead a guided hike from the Group Campground down to the confluence of Minneopa Creek and the Minnesota River.  On the way we will stop to take in the view of a wintery landscape and talk about some of the cool natural and historical facts of the area.

Established in 1905, Minneopa is the third oldest state park in Minnesota and features a scenic double waterfall as the creek drops almost 40 feet.  In addition the park will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the construction of the historic Seppman Mill.

America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2014 at a state park.  For more information,

To participate in the First Day Hike, meet at the parking lot of the Group Campground on the Campground side of Minneopa State Park at 10:00 a.m.  Wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking on a winter morning.  Be prepared for slippery and uneven walking conditions.  Bring drinking water.  The hike will last approximately an hour and half.

Scott Kudelka
Minneopa State Park
54497 Gadwall Rd
56001 Mankato , MN
Event type: 
Nature Presentation