- Estimated Cost: $10
- Deposit: $10
- Max Trip Size: 20 people
Fourth annual outing to the Birch Lake State Forest and cycling on the Lake Wobegon Trail, with the infamous flat hills and hopefully fall foliage. We have the entire private group camp area reserved (five sites tucked into a heavily wooded area). Cycling outings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with lunch stops in small town cafes. We can break into smaller groups for short/long rides at faster/slower paces.
Not interested in cycling? There is still plenty to do! Big Birch Lake is walking distance away, has 12 miles of shoreline and is well known for fishing. Crystal clear water for paddling. The El Rancho Manana riding stable is a short drive away in Richmond, or you could visit Whispering Oaks Winery in Melrose.
Bring your own food, snacks, beverages, plates/utensils, lawn chair and camping gear. You can borrow tents and sleeping bags from the cage, but you need to make advance arrangements with a cage coordinator to reserve, pick-up and return items (more info on the website). Meals will be on your own with a pot-luck on Saturday evening. Carpooling is encouraged. No vehicle entry fee for state forests.