Hunt Hill Hike Club


Get out and enjoy nature with this free monthly hike series sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System! Each hike will feature a different theme and will familiarize you with the features of Hunt Hill’s various trails and habitats. Attend the most hikes for a chance to win a prize!

Dates: Second Monday of each month
Times:
* Even-number months: 7:00 pm
* Odd-numbered months: 4:30 pm

Hikes are open to people of all ages, but may include steep and uneven terrain. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Please call ahead if you have concerns about the accessibility of the trails. 

Each hike will be followed by complimentary snacks and drinks that follow the monthly theme. Don’t forget to bring your own mug! 


Luminary Hike

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

It’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but it’s time to break out the candles! Enjoy a peaceful, illuminated walk through nature. You’ll be amazed by the stillness and serenity of Hunt Hill at night, and be dazzled by the bright stars above!


Animal Tracking

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

Whether there’s snow or mud, March is the best time to do some animal tracking. With the warmer days and cold nights, tracks and scat get frozen into the landscape. Explore the trails to learn a little more about the signs animals leave behind!


Fools Hike

Date: Monday, April 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

April Fools! Learn about all of the clever ways that nature fools us, and then learn some tricks of your own to spot some animals along the hike.


Mother Nature

Date: Monday, May 11, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

This hike is a celebration of the many mothers in nature. Along the hike, learn about the birds who are migrating back to the area to build their nests, the mother bears who are bringing their cubs out of their dens for the first time, the deer who are hiding their fawns in the woods, and many more mothers in nature.


Fireflies

Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

Do you remember catching fireflies in a jar as a kid? Experience that wonder again as you watch these bioluminescent beetles light your way through the meadow as the sun begins to set. You will get a chance to sit and enjoy snacks out at the Prairie Platform as the sun sets and watch the evening light up!


Summer Birds

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

Appreciate the variety of birds that live here at Hunt Hill! The property is even home to rare birds and birds of special concern such as the golden-winged warbler, red-headed woodpecker, and the brown thrasher. See if you can spot one!


Sunset Hike

Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

Enjoy hiking out to the Nordskog Bridge to enjoy a summer sunset over Big Devil’s Lake. Perhaps you will catch the green herons flying over as the sun disappears into the trees!


Wild Edibles

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

It’s time for harvest! Learn about the many edibles that live in your own backyard. Build your own mini-salad made exclusively from edibles you harvested along the way.


Nocturnal Creatures

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

Whooo’s out there? Turn on all of your senses to notice the creatures who are active at night. Learn their tricks to navigate the darkness.


Gnome-vember

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

Legend says that tiny gnomes hide along the Hunt Hill trails, but only in the month of November. See if you can spot all of the gnomes for a prize!


Winter Wonderland

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

Isn’t winter wonderful? Enjoy the serenity of Hunt Hill in the winter while hiking through the bare trees. We will take a special adventure to a spot you otherwise could not go.