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Set foot at night for the Summer Solstice Hike

Photo courtesy: MGN
Photo courtesy: MGN(WLUC)
Published: Jun. 13, 2017 at 6:28 AM CDT
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Get ready for the hike of the summer. Families across Wisconsin have the chance to hit a local trail, explore, and take in the sights of nature but at night!

Tina Tharp, Community Engagement and Wellness Specialist, Mayo Clinic Health System, and Nancy Schuster, Volunteer, Ice Age Trail joined Hello Wisconsin to talk about the Summer Solstice Hike.

Summer Solstice Hike

June 20, 7-9 p.m.

Ice Age Trail in New Auburn

Obey Interpretive Center - Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

13394 County Highway M

Tina says, “We would like to see people get outside, enjoy nature and get some exercise. Hiking is an excellent cardio workout, and being outside in the fresh air with nature all around you brings health benefits. We're taking advantage of the extra daylight. The Summer Solstice brings us the evening with the most hours of sunlight out of the whole year. The sun won't set until 8:56 p.m. Mayo Clinic Health System Community Engagement and Wellness are partnering with the Chippewa Moraine Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance for this event.

The hike begins at the Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area on County Highway M.

It's a free event, and there will be a number of activities.

The David R. Obey Ice Age Trail interpretive Center will be open late. You can explore the center, hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils and play some games. Make your own trail mix. There will be 2 two guided hikes:. A short exploratory hike for families with young children - ½ mile to a mile. A 2 ½ to 3 mile adventure hike for those who want to explore a longer trail.

You're invited to hike and explore on your own if you choose.

The hike begins at the Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area on County Highway M.