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Free wagon rides along the Lanesboro-Whalen State Trail

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Whalan The Great Outdoors

The Annual Wagon Ride along the Root River is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2012, beginning at the Sylvan Park in Lanesboro.

Tractor pulled wagons will carry participants from the Sylvan Park in Lanesboro then travel to Whalen and back to Lanesboro.

There will be two rides. The first will begin loading at 8:30 a.m. The second ride will begin loading at 12:30 p.m. Each ride will be approximately 2 ½ hours round trip.

All seniors (55 years of age and older), companions and disabled individuals are welcome.

Participants have the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty along the Lanesboro-Whalen Valley Bike Trail at no cost!

Semcac Senior Dining will have a Barbeque Lunch available at Sylvan Park for those who wish to participate (registration is required). The menu will be barbeques, baked beans, fruit cup, dessert and milk. The suggested cost for the meal is $3.50 for 60 years of age and older and $6.00 for under 60 years of age. Participants may enjoy Senior Dining after the morning wagon ride or before the afternoon wagon ride.

Reservations for the wagon rides are strongly recommended as seating is limited to 125 people on each ride. Call Historic Bluff Country at 800-428-2030 or 507-864-2992 or e-mail hbc@bluffcountry.com, for wagon ride and senior dining reservations by August 29, 2012. When making reservations registrants should provide a phone number, group affiliation (if any), the number of riders in the group, as well as any special needs group members may need.

Semcac’s retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Historic Bluff Country, Inc. are sponsoring the event.

Coffee, donuts and baked goods will be provided at the Sylan Park in Lanesboro. Restrooms will also be available.

In case of bad weather (heavy rains and storms) the wagon ride will be cancelled.

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