Your opportunity to be active in the outdoors 
in a fun, safe and social environment.
Happy Summer Solstice! It is a beautiful day today and I am excited to get outside and spend it with you Nordic Walking. The trails at Richardson Nature Center are calling us. It should be a wonderful evening exploring the trails and finding nature in the city. Meet at 6pm!
I feel so lucky (as should you) to have HOW. Last night, the summer solstice paddle was perfect. Sharing the evening with you was a great way to kick off summer. The water was gorgeous and we had a wonderful paddle through the Chain of Lakes. Thank you for the evening under the summer sun.
This Sunday is a HOW Bike Ride. I hope you will join me along the grand rounds in Minneapolis. Please RSVP to join the ride. I need a group of at least three to make it a go. This ride is always an adventure and a good challenge as we tackle the highest hill in Minneapolis!
Pictures from the Nordic Walk 6.13.2017

Pictures from the Solstice Paddle 6.19.2017

This Week
Nordic Walking Tuesdays
Tuesday June 20th, 6pm
This week we have the opportunity to walk Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Exploring the nature center trails is always fun. We will meet near Richardson Nature Center and walk the trails.
Hoigaard's Paddle Derby 
Thursday June 22nd
The Paddle Derby is a series of ten races on Thursday evenings, running from June 1st through August 4th. We invite recreational paddlers and experienced racers to compete. Recreational canoers, kayakers and standup paddleboarders can enter our short course just for the fun of it!
HOW Bike Ride
Sunday June 25th, 10:00am
Mini Grand Rounds - North (30 miles)
Meet at Hoigaard's for a long ride along Victory Memorial Parkway, down the Mississippi River and back along the Greenway.  Bring a lunch for a break at the St. Anthony Falls.
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 Bike Rides
Sunday June 25th 10:00am
Mini Grand Rounds - North (30 miles)
Meet at Hoigaards for a long ride along Victory Memorial Parkway, down the Mississippi River and back along the Greenway.  Bring a lunch for a break at the St. Anthony Falls.
Sunday July 16th 10:00am
Mississippi River Trail (20 miles)
Meet at the upper parking lot of Fort Snelling. We will be riding up and back each side of the Mississippi River Trail.
Sunday August 13th 10:00am
Mini Grand Rounds - South (20 miles)
Meet at Hoigaard's for a ride down the Greenway, connect to the river and return to the shop following the Chain of Lakes. Bring a lunch for a break at one of the lakes.
Monday July 10th, 6:00pm
Monday July 24th, 6:00pm
Monday August 7th, 6:00pm
Join Hoigaard's Outdoor Women for an evening of Stand Up Paddle boarding. We will have a variety of boards for everyone to try! Limited space available. $10 registration fee/session to hold your spot will be returned to you in the form of a gift card at the event.
HOW Summer Paddle Trip - Trip Full
Thursday August 17th - Sunday August 20th
HOW is heading to the Apostles! 
*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
6.20.17 Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Lake Nokomis
7.4.17 No Walk! Happy 4th!
7.11.17 Cedar Lake
7.18.17 Lake of the Isles
Stone Arch Bridge
8.1.17 Starring Lake
8.8.17 Lake Harriet
8.15.17 Minnehaha Creek
8.22.17 Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Minnehaha Falls
*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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 Contact Gretchen Haselbauer, HOW Coordinator at 952.929.1351 ext. 221 or email