It’s time for the Afton Breakfast Hike – Fall Edition. We’ll load up with a hearty breakfast at the Sail Away Cafe, burn off the calories with a hike at Afton State Park, then replenish the calories at Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour.
09:00 – Meet at the Sail Away Cafe (http://www.sailawaycafe.com/) for breakfast.
10:30 – Drive (carpooling if possible) to Afton State Park (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/afton/index.html) visitor center. Meet up with any extra hikers who skipped breakfast. To reach the visitor center, drive 1-2 miles after the park entrance until you find parking areas on your right next to the visitor center.
10:45 (our goal) – Start hiking.
14:00-14:30 (estimate) – Finish hiking, take a swim at the beach if you want, then meet in Afton for ice cream at Selma’s (http://selmasparlour.com/).
The hike should easy/moderate. I think we’ll explore and northwest trails of the park this time.
This activity is open to non-members. Friendly dogs are allowed. What to bring: water, snack/lunch, good shoes/boots, breakfast/ice cream money, and sunscreen/hat. $5 state park vehicle fee or annual pass required if you drive your vehicle into the park.