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Pond Dakota Mission Park Guided Walk
Saturday, October 21

AVA Sanction ID #121266

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Group walk definitions

The Shufflers
This group will do
just one loop and is the slow walking group that
will stop at the top of hills to catch their breath, wait for pictures to be taken, and generally take their time and “smell the autumn leaves.”

The Scooters
This group will be divided into faster
and slower groups, if needed, leaving about 5 minutes apart. The group will move along at a pretty average pace. It will stop
when group members feel a need and will definitely not be breaking any speed laws.

The Batsouttahell — group has been discontinued.

Walkers are encouraged to
walk with the group most closely resembling their
style and ability
of walking. We
want our group
walks to be fun
for everyone!

This is a guided
walk and
to AVA policies,
all walkers must
walk in a group with
a group leader. No exceptions can be made as walkers on their own could represent a liability to NSTT and AVA
if they are injured
on the trail.


Start/finish: Gideon and Agnes Pond House

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Announcements at 9:45.
Walk groups will start at 10 a.m., staggering each group going out.
Watch for further details closer to event.

This is an outside event, so dress accordingly!

The Trail

Sanctioned for 10km.

Walk the Bluff Trail, out and back from the Pond House.
One trail goes east for 2½ km, the other goes west to Lyndale Ave. Trailhead, also 2½ km.
Both have lollipop features. Both okay for strollers.

We ask that you print the registration sheet linked below,
fill it out and bring it to the event along with your payment.

This will decrease the handling of money.
If you pay cash please bring exact change.

See the COVID-19 Safey Sheet on

Event Award

Pond House leather pin, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.

Event Contacts

For more information call Peter Cartwright, 612-850-4700.

NSTT  Annual Meeting and Lunch

After the walk join us for a potluck lunch, our annual meeting and lots of door prizes!
Bring along a dish to share — appetizers, salads, casseroles, bread, desserts ... whatever ...
and your own beverage.

Note! There will be NO electricity available for slow cookers!

NSTT provides the paper products and eating utensils.

Special Event Info

The Gideon and Agnes Pond House will be open for guided tours from 1-4 p.m.
Several large signs are located outside with historical information.
Beautiful panoramic views of Minnesota River Valley from location.

Directions to the park

401 E. 104th St., Bloomington. Take Portland Ave. south to its end, turn west about two blocks. Entrance to Pond Dakota Mission Park is on the left, well marked. Hennepin County.


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Last updated: December 2022