Minnesota Lottery Supports Outdoor Recreation

Cochise County Cycling Classic, Perimeter Cycling’s most epic ride is happening tomorrow. With ride distances of 45, 92, 157 and 234, this is a beast of a ride. All rides begin in Douglas Arizona, down on the border, and head north towards Wilcox, Bisbee, and Tombstone. The ride travels mostly rural highways, and last year had fewer than 250 riders. Tomorrow’s weather should be cool making for a chilly start, but a great day to ride Cochise County.

The basic structures of picnic baskets are made of various materials. Several types of willow, such as yellow willow, are popular. Other baskets are made of combinations of woods, such as rattan and bamboo. There are even some that are made in the style of a suitcase, out of a support structure covered in canvas.

There are also a couple of programs at Shawnee State Park about fifty minutes east of Johnstown on Saturday. Come out to the beach area from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and try Snowshoeing on the Beach. It is a great way to learn to snowshoe without getting cold. Then you will be ready for winter hiking. Then beginning at 6:30 you can come along for the Harvest Moon Paddle. The paddle is for participants 12 years of age and older. During the guided paddle on Shawnee Lake you will learn about the park at night while learning about the harvest moon. Pre-registration is required for the paddle and can be done by calling the regional park office at (814)733-2203. The paddling program meets at the Colvin Boat Launch off of route 96. Bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Another mile long walk on more of an urban trail, is located at Quail Lake. The Quail Lake trail at 915 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. has views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, Pikes Peak and the occasional fisher as the park provides year round fishing.

First, the Dublin Park Walk Around is a 0.42 mile walk in a loop around the park and is located at 2450 Roundtop Drive. Second, Oak Creek is a 0.40 mile walk on a concrete path in the Cheyenne Meadows Open Space. The entrance is located at Oak ultra Creek Drive West.

Although it’s early, about six months before the show, Odyssey has lined up several hands-on attractions, including a zipline and archery range. They hope to have a climbing wall, kayak demonstrations and rides, seminars for hunting, fishing – even mushroom hunting and a kids bluegill fishing pond.

November 20, 1pm: Ancient Avenue at Battelle Darby Creek. Take a 2-mile hike to see one of the burial mounds of the Fort Ancient culture and learn to use an atlatl to throw darts.

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