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Schaar’s Bluff

By Mystatelove @mystatelove

Sunday Joe and I took Stella out for a hike around Schaar’s Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings, MN. There are quite a few trails to explore and I think we did almost every one within a few hours. In the winter you can cross country ski, although there were some steep hills every once in a while that you’d have to tackle! I will warn you, I have a lot of pictures to share but let’s be honest, I know all of you would rather see pictures than a bunch of words anyway. Am I right?Schaar’s Bluff

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Let me tell you, the wildlife did not stop with this hawk on the side of the road. 
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The trails were mostly grass, however, there were a few paved trails throughout the picnic area. Can you imagine what this park is going to look like once the leaves start changing this fall?! Beautiful!
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Yes, the leaves ARE starting to change on some off the trees
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Stella was enjoying every minute of our hike…
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Here’s the gathering center that can be rented out. There was a birthday party going on while we were there!
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Along the way we had views of the Mississippi…
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We continued on the trails and made our way to a really nice bike trail we walked along for a while.
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Then we came across this little guy…

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And then we saw an owl!!

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I don’t remember the last time I saw an owl in the wild! It was so cool! Next time your in the Hastings area, grab a picnic basket full of goodies and enjoy an afternoon at the park!


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