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Guided fitness hike Sept. 20 at Lake Elmo park

Explore the Washington County Parks trail system with guided fitness hikes.

The next hike is 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

The one-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf, gravel, grass, snow and pavement depending on trail conditions, time of year and location. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. If light rain, hike will go on as scheduled.

The program is for those ages 13 and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

All guided fitness hikes are at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and will meet at the Nordic Center.

The continuing 2018 schedule is, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

These programs are free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual) with the exception of Free Tuesdays.