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April 2018

Fontenelle Forest Hidden Lake Trail

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Wetlands Learning Center, 695 Camp Gifford Rd
Belleveu, NE 68005 United States
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east door of Wetlands Building Leaderless

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May 2018

Mahoney State Park (Saturday walk)

May 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am CDT

Take I-80 South across Platte River to exit to State Park. Meet in parking lot by Lodge at 10:30 am to start a 3-mile walk.  Around 11:30 am lunch will be at one of the picnic areas.  (Please take a sack lunch.  Leader will provide chips, also, guacamole, cookies, and water.)

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River Crossings History Walk

May 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Meet at 2 pm near the west approach to the Pedestrian Bridge in the garden area just north of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trails Visitor Center, 601 Riverfront Drive. (Free parking is on the south side of the building.)  The 3-mile walk will include the Pedestrian Bridge, then proceed downriver to the Union Pacific RR bridge and return by the same route.  The leader will make several stops to transport you back in time to Omaha's past river…

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Boyer Chute

May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Take US 75 north through Omaha and Florence to The Florence Library  at 30th and Bondesson St. on your right.  We will carpool, leaving the library at 1:45 pm, then turn left on McKinley St (still US75).  Follow US75 north uphill and on to Ft. Calhoun where there is a sign to Ft. Atkinson and Boyer Chute on the first right turn.  The parking lot for Boyer Chute is about 4-6 miles east and clearly marked.  We will walk over…

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June 2018

Neale Woods

June 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Neale Woods, 14323 Edith Marie Ave
Omaha, NE 68112 United States
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Take John J. Pershing drive north to N. River Drive turns onto White Deer Lane look for left turns to Neale Woods parking lot at 14323 Edith Marie Ave. This will be a 3 mile hike to the northwest part of Neale Woods, involving segments of several trails.  Walking sticks would be helpful.  Those who don't want to do the full distance may turn back or take a shortcut.

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Heron Haven

June 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Heron Haven, 11809 Old Maple Rd,
Omaha, NE 68164 United States
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NE of 120th St. & Maple. Drive to 120th & Old Maple Rd. (Across from Mulhall’s).  Turn North, then IMMEDIATELY to the East (right) after leaving Maple.  We will gather at 2 pm by the building to walk the Upper Trail and later the loop by the Bird Blind.  We’ll “spot” the former homestead chimney/summer kitchen in the distance.  Be on the lookout for a variety of bird life.

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July 2018

Fort Atkinson State Park

July 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Fort Atkinson State Park, 201 S 7th St.
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023 United States
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Meet at the Florence Public Library at 2 pm (30th St. & Bondesson) to carpool to Ft. Atkinson in Blair. We’ll see an historical re-enactment from the Revolutionary War and also walk the grounds.

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September 2018

Sunday, 9/9/18 – Prairie Queen Recreation Area

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Prairie Queen Recreation Area, Cornhusker Rd,
Papillion, NE 68046 United States
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2 pm walk of 2 to 3 miles, mostly flat.  Meet at west parking lot off 132nd and Cornhusker Rd. Walk leaders - Ginny T. (402-598-8133) and Marilyn E. (402-850-7732)

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Sunday, 9/16/18 – Chalco Hills Nature Trail

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

2 pm walk of two miles, mostly on grassy trail.  Using entrance off Giles Rd., turn South into Chalco Hills Recreation Area.  Turn Right at first stop sign.  Proceed short way, passing first Right turn, and taking the second Right.  We will meet in the park area. Leader Ann M. (402-679-4480)

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Sunday, 9/23/18 – Glacier Creek Preserve

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Glacier Creek Preserve Bennington, NE United States + Google Map

2 pm walk with two options.  Shorter walk is one mile and longer walk is 2.5 miles.  Path is somewhat hilly and uneven.  May encounter wet trail in marshy area. Leader  -  Beth P.  (402-709-9937)

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