Great Lakes Nordic Walkers are pleased to share with you a public calendar schedule of Nordic Walking groups in the Twin Cities area. Many of these walks are led by certified instructors and others are a gathering of Nordic Walking enthusiasts who like to walk in the company of others. Once you view it, you can click on any short description to then learn more about the walk on that date. You can even RSVP to the walks.
You can also find us on Meetup. Once on Meetup you can search for other walking or hiking groups and bring your Nordic Walking poles along.
Other Local Twin Cities Programs: Explore these opportunities
Maple Grove Senior Center: Group walks Monday eve’s and Wednesday mornings
Coon Rapids area, Northside Walkers: Nordic Walks alternating between Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m and Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. Contact Shelley Gunn Shellgunn16@gmail.com or 612-382-1995 for more info or see TrailCalendar for more details.
Prior Lake, Nordic Walk This Way, various evenings beginning in April, occasional Saturday mornings. See Trail Calendar. Dakotah! Sport & Fitness, 5:45 am Thurs, Run/Walk For Life. Independent Group: Boldy I Run/ Walk, Sat 7:30 am outdoors
Richfield, Wood Lake Nature Center/Various Locations, 9am, Thursday’s starting 5/3. Hiking for the Fun of It, pg 15, age 55+ Poles welcome. 612-861-9363
Eagan, Community Center 18+, Weds @ 10:30. Nominal fee. Inside or outside. Pg 8. 651-675-5515
Three Rivers Park District, Green Fit Club, year round, several sessions
Various Twin Cities locations and Trekkin’ Thursdays Twin Cities Volkssports April – Nov
Various MN locations: Northstar Trail Travelers Walks all over the metro and outer metro
Superior Hiking Trail: Hiking Buddy connections
Online Communities / Local:
Bloomington, Edina, Richfield Do-Town
Dakota County Simple Steps Program begins May 1
Hennepin County Step To It May 1-May 30
Carver County GoCarverGo Read info on Waconia informal walking group 7am & 7pm
Anoka County GoAnokaGo
Scott County GoScottGo
Bike Walk Twin Cities Maps / Guides
Online Communites / National:
Walk with Walgreens Log your walks, Learn from others, find great walks, earn coupons
American Heart Association Start!Walking
Indoor Walking – Most Malls: Note: When using Nordic Walking poles please walk in the hours before stores open.
Dakota County List of Indoor place to walk.