Fall Walks 2017 original from Carol V; pasted in by Dashing Dave
All Sunday walks 2pm unless noted
Wednesday evening walks (May-Sept only) start a few hours before sunset
updated Friday, August 25, 2017
updated walk #2929 Sept. 16, 2017
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Louisville State Recreational Area
Meet at 2pm for this 1.5 mile loop walk on flat terrain. Meet at MoPac trailhead parking lot, just southwest of the intersection of Hwy #50 and Hwy #31. We will carpool about one mile to Louisville S.R.A. and split the $6/vehicle day use fee. Numerous restrooms throughout the park. Shaded trail along the Platte River.
Leader: Mary Bames
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Meet at 2pm for this, mostly flat, 2 to 3 mile walk at Lake Cunningham. Drive north on N. 96th St. about half a mile past Garvin St. to the intersection of Park Rd to the right and Rainwood Rd to the left. Turn RIGHT and drive to the edge of the lake. Park in the large parking lot and I will be to the east by Cunningham Lake.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
(by Wetlands Clubhouse in Fontenelle Forest)
Wetlands walkers can do the Boardwalk from the Clubhouse and then veer off to the wood chip trail, eventually circling around on the Stream Trail to the road. Another possibility would be to walk the Boardwalk to the Lookout over the Platte River.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Walk under the canopy of trees on the Wabash Trace for about two miles. Meet at the parking lot just south of Lewis & Clark H.S. Easy to see from U.S. Hwy #275 and about 3/4 mile south of Iowa Hwy #92 (call for more details.)
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Johnson Crossing & Fremont Lakes
Meet at 2pm. Directions from Omaha are as follows — from the Waterloo overpass go west toward Fremont for approximately 13 miles. As you get closer to Fremont, go PAST Morningside Rd exit. Exit on Military/downtown Fremont, then turn left. About one mile farther is a turn to the left. Johnson Lake is just east of the Fremont Middle School. We will meet at the shelter. The walk is flat, going east for one mile around the lake.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Flat walk of 2 to 3 miles, walking along the Missouri River. Meet at 2pm at the shelter #2 in park nearest the Marina/Boat ramp.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Meet in parking lot prior to the 2pm departure for a hilly, three mile walk on the north side of Neale Woods. Walking sticks would be helpful. Porta-potty available.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Meet at the tiny parking lot at the trailhead of the Bellevue loop at 2pm. The park
is at the far east end of NE Hwy #370 (Mission St.); turn right just before crossing the Missouri River. The small parking lot is about 1/4 mile south. We can go one mile and then return for a total of two miles on the Bellevue Loop or go another mile for four miles (roundtrip), depending on how we feel, weather permitting, etc.
Leaders: Mary & Hal
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Zorinsky - West
Meet at 2pm in the parking lot on the northside of Zorinsky Lake, just off 168th St. (Restroom facilities just across the road on the eastside of 168th St Trail is 3.5 miles long and mostly level.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Two Rivers SRA (State Parks Sticker required)
Meet at 2pm at Two Rivers for a flat 2 to 4 mile walk. Directions: Head to Center St. as far west as you can. Center St. becomes SR #92, southwest of Elkhorn. There is a sign in Venice, NE that points south to the Two Rivers access road (264th St.) Go about a mile south on 264th, turn right at the Two Rivers sign, and enter the park about a mile west. Inside the park, drive less than a mile to the left near the cabooses. Turn left (south) and drive less than a mile to the end of the pavement (one-quarter mile south of the cabooses) where there is a parking lot for about twenty cars. The distance of the walk will depend on the weather because Two Rivers can be very windy and cold in November. Dress warmly.
Leader: Dave Garrison
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
South Omaha Trail
Meet at trailhead parking area at 42nd & D Sts. at 2pm. It’s across the street from a McDonald’s (restrooms). The paved trail has some inclines and is approximately 3 miles long. We will walk the trail west to 60th St. and then return. You can return sooner if you want a shorter walk.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
Details will be provided in the Nov.-Dec. Trail Dust for this late afternoon/evening walk
Leaders: Judy and Alice