Trail of a week • Lakeside Trail, Spanish Lake Park
January 31, 2015 - Picnic Time
This is a primitive travel around an underrated, scenic lake, prolonged adequate for an aerobic tour and brief adequate not to take all day.
Where • 12636 Spanish Pond Road, (Bellefontaine Road, north to Spanish Pond Road.)
How prolonged • 1.6-mile loop.
Difficulty • Easy though with peaceful hills.
Surface of route • Mostly pavement with some branches of sand and dirt.
Can be used for • Walking, bicycling, inline skating.
Hiker’s biography • The sketch label is a travel around water. You’ll find rolling hills between a mature trees on a trails of this park. The trails round a dual lakes — Spanish Lake (Lakeside Trail) and Sunfish Lake (Spanish Trace), where as temperatures warm, you’ll find people fishing, picnicking and enjoying a scenery. The Lakeside Trail is a paved route that is some-more popular. The Spanish Trace is a mud and sand route mostly used for towering biking and horseback riding. There are many other mud trails in a park, that are mostly used for towering biking. The people from a playgrounds and ballfields and a teenagers with shrill song and skateboards during a northwest finish of a park skinny out fast a over we get from a categorical parking lots. But there’s distant reduction of that this time of year. It’s an glorious cruise area.
Wheelchair permitted • On a pavement sections.
Parking • There are 3 entrances to a park off Spanish Pond Road, and you’ll find parking inside any entrance.
Facilities • Restrooms and shelters are nearby a parking lots. St. Louis County Parks might tighten them during a winter.
Dogs • On leash.
More info • 314-615-7275 or co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/30-30/30-30.htm
Editor’s note: This Trail of a Week creatively ran Apr 15, 2009.
Maple Sugar Festival
What • OK, it’s not hiking, though a lot of outside work is concerned in creation your possess maple syrup and candy. Learn to daub maple trees, boil down a corrupt to syrup, make sugar-on-snow taffy and make maple sugar.
When • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
Where • Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Road, Wildwood.
How most • Free. No reservations necessary.
Information • 636-458-2236.
Dresser Island hike
What • Hike an area abounding in sightings of pelicans, ducks, geese, eagles, hawks and some-more along a Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
When • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.
Where • Dresser Island Conservation Area. From U.S. Highway 67 northwest on Missouri Highway 94. Watch for a Dresser Island sign. There’s one parking lot.
How prolonged • Officials guess that it’s a 6- to 7-mile loop. An discretionary 3-mile travel is available.
Difficulty • Generally easy, mud and weed surface.
Age • 12 and older.
Extras • Participate in Cornell University’s Great Backyard Bird Count during a hike.
How most • Free, though reservations necessary.
Reservations/information • Managed by Columbia Bottom Conservation Area office, 314-877-6019; Dresser Island winter travel video during alturl.com/akhyi.