This Week at MNRR
There's always something happening on the river,
September 13, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Dedication of the recently constructed Mulberry Bend Hiking Trail will take place Saturday, September 3. Missouri National Recreational River, Northeast Nebraska's and southeast South Dakota's hometown national park, invites everyone to this dedication, followed by the opportunity to take a ranger-guided "walk in the woods". Hikers will experience unique flora and fauna, including 150 year old bur oak trees, as well as two viewpoints with sweeping vistas of the wild &scenic Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR).
"A great deal of hard work and collaboration has gone into the completion of the Mulberry Bend Hiking Trail and we are excited to announce that the trail is open for the public to enjoy. In honor of the trail dedication, we are pleased to offer guided hikes on September 13." said Lisa Yager.
Ranger-guided walks will be offered at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm to introduce the public to the new trail system and the natural resources and history of the Mulberry Bend area. The trail is considered moderately difficult due to steep grades and potential uneven footing. Sturdy footwear, such as hiking or athletic shoes, is recommended. The trail length, including both viewpoint spurs is three-fourths of a mile.
The park's unique Mobile Ranger Station, a visitor center on wheels, will be at the event from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with exhibits, activities, and ranger programs for all ages. Drinking water will be provided.
September 20 & 21
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