Fat Girls Hiking, Minnesota: Staring Lake Park
This event will be led by our amazing Fat Girls Hiking: Minnesota ambassadors, Ani & Kathy! Check out their ambassador profiles on the website: fatgirlshiking.com/minnesota & feel free to email them with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info on Ani & Kathy here: https://fatgirlshiking.com/minnesota/ Name of hike: FGH Minnesota: Staring Lake Park Description: Let’s get back outside on the trails! Staring Lake Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked paved loop trail near Eden Prairie MN that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking,walking, nature trips and birding. There is little to no elevation gain on this trail. Native Lands: This event takes place on the ancestral territories of the Great Dakota Nation. Dogs allowed: Dogs are allowed on a 6ft non retractable leash for this event. Kids allowed: Children are welcome to participate ADA accessibility: This is an accessible hike with paved trails. Website: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/minnesota/staring-lake-loop (Please Do Not use the directions from all trails. It takes you to a different parking lot) ***Please Note****Fat Girls Hiking's group events are open to ALL genders, ALL sizes, ALL skill levels. Please choose an event that will meet your needs/abilities. During all of our events/hikes, we go at the pace of the slowest hiker. No one is left behind! We love to share our lived experiences with one another on the trail and hope to create a space where ALL feel welcome! We ask that anyone who joins our group events refrain from diet talk, body shaming or weight loss talk. We don't allow sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or any other form of bigotry in our community. Address: Staring Lake Park 14800 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie MN 55347 Directions: Take 494W/ MN5W Take exit 11A Prairie Center Drive Keep left into Flying Cloud Drive Take Left into Flying Cloud Drive towards County Hwy 61 Turn Right onto Pioneer Trail Destination will be on the right (parking lot) We will meet in the main parking lot located off of Pioneer Trail. Land Acknowledgement: This hike takes place on the ancestral territories of the Great Dakota Nation. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that our hikers may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail. Tickets: Fat Girls Hiking group hikes have limited tickets available for the safety of all participants, including our hike leaders. We have a limited amount of free tickets that are limited to 1 per person. We ask that if you are financial able to, consider making a donation to Fat Girls Hiking by purchasing a ticket to this hike. OR support the growth of FGH by donating to one of our accounts. All donations help us to sustain the Fat Girls Hiking community. Funds go toward travel expenses to create new Fat Girls Hiking chapters, to purchase hiking gear & equipment for community members and so we can offer scholarships (for events that do cost money). FGH founder, Summer, is currently working toward another On The Road trip to open more FGH chapters across North America. If you're able to donate via Go Fund Me, here's the link for Fat Girls Hiking, On The Road: https://www.gofundme.com/fat-girls-hiking-on-the-road Pay Pal: email@example.com or Venmo @fatgirlshiking are other ways to donate. We thank you so much for helping us sustain this community!
14800 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347