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The chill of fall has finally hit us! Last night was cold but the sun is out and today is another beautiful fall afternoon. We walk tonight around Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Meet at the Wirth Beach parking lot at 6pm to start. I will have Nordic poles available.

Last week was perfect. Our walks out at the Arboretum did not have any rain and we had a great group of walkers at both times. The new gardens are being completed and the pumpkins were everywhere. Make your way to enjoy the Arboretum this fall if you have not had the chance to do so already.
We had a perfect hike along the Mississippi on Sunday. The colors were out! Over this next week there should be even more reds and oranges. Go enjoy our beautiful city. The hike was great and we had quite an adventure at the end. The river was running a little high and some of the trail was gone. So, we had to take a detour J I think everyone enjoyed the muddy scramble up the gorge???

Our last hike for fall meets this Sunday at 4pm. We will be exploring the Minnesota River Bottoms. With rain in the forecast for Saturday, prepare for a possible muddy hike!
Picture from the Nordic Walk 10.5.2017
Pictures from the Mississippi River Gorge Hike 10.15.2017

This Week
Nordic Walking Tuesdays
Tuesday October 10th, 6pm
This week we walk Theodore Wirth Park. Meet at the Wirth Lake Beach parking lot on Glenwood.
HOW Hike - Mn River Bottoms/Nine Mile Creek
Sunday October 15th, 4pm
Today we will be hiking along the Minnesota River. Meet at the Lyndale Lot in Bloomington. Hikes will average around 4-5 miles. Expect to hike 1.5-2 hours and be done before the sunsets! This is the last hike in our three part series.
Coming Up
Be sure to check out the Hoigaard's calendar for a full listing of our events, seminars and community programs.  There are Bike Maintenance classes, Nordic Walking Intros, Bike Rides, Canoe and Kayak Demo's, Paddle Derby, paddles and other special programs coming up.
HOW Fall Hikes
It is that time of year again. Ladies fall hiking is back. This year we will be meeting three Sundays in a row to hike around 4 miles. Hikes will last 1.5-2 hours. RSVP to to join.
Sunday October 15th, 4pm - MN River Bottoms/Nine Mile Creek

Winter Nordic Walking
This winter we will be meeting once a month to Nordic walk. Each walk will be held at Centennial Lakes in Edina. There are lights on the trail and it is shoveled often. Even when it is cold we still want to walk! We will meet at 6pm and start the walk shortly after. Nordic Walking poles will be available. No RSVP needed! Follow the Hoigaard's Facebook page or call 952.929.1351 X212 with any questions.
  • Tuesday, November 7th
  • Tuesday, December 5th
  • Tuesday, January 2nd
  • Tuesday, February 6th
  • Tuesday, March 6th
HOW Winter Ski Trip
March 4 - March 10
This year Hoigaard's Outdoor Women will be heading to ski Keystone!  Join HOW this winter for an experience of a lifetime! We will be spending 6 nights at the River Run Village and 5 days skiing Keystone. Arrive any time after 4pm on Sunday March 4th. We will have 5 days to play and you have the option of extending your time on your own either end. Other optional activities include heading to ski Breckenridge or A-basin, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice-skating. Included in the price is lodging, a free standard tune at Hoigaard's and pre-trip discounts in the store. Optional group add on include; group transportation to and from Denver airport and ski rentals. Airfare and lift tickets are on your own. Shared food and beverages in the condo usually runs about $100/person for the week. Questions contact

Individual (private bed): $949.00
Sign up with a friend, share a bed, and get a discount: $499.00/person
*Events may be cancelled if we do not receive at minimum 3 confirmed RSVP's 3 days prior to the event. Please register for any of the events listed above by emailing or call 952.929.1351 x212. Please include your phone and email to be contacted in an emergency or in the event of a cancellation. 
**Most activities are weather dependent - for up-to-date info keep checking our Facebook page or website.
Nordic Walking Tuesdays!
Beginning in April and going through October, we will be walking together every Tuesday evening.  We will meet at 6pm and start the walk shortly after. Nordic Walking poles will be available. No RSVP needed! Follow the Hoigaard's Facebook page or call 952.929.1351 X212 with any questions. 
Date Location
10.10.17 Theodore Wirth Park
10.17.17 Lake of the Isles
10.24.17 Lake Calhoun
Mississippi River
*The last walk of every month will be followed by a social hour! Plan to stay after to chat with friends.
Unless otherwise noted, you can register for any of the events listed above by e-mailing or call 952-929-1351 x212.

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