NORTH EAST ROUTE

North East Route meetups and park stops

Meetup: Newton - Jasper County Courthouse,

West side along West 2nd Street North, May 10, 2022, 10:00 AM

1. Rock Creek State Park - Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:00 AM

 

Meetup: Solon - Downtown Solon on Main Street, May 11, 2022, 9:30 AM

2. Lake Macbride State Park - Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:00 AM

 

Meetup: Mount Vernon - Cornell College Richard and Norma Small Athletic and Wellness Center at 835 1st St. SW, May 11, 2022, 1:30 PM

3. Palisades-Kepler State Park - Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 2:00 PM

 

Meetup: Palo - Palo Community Center, Shellsburg Road (E36) west of town, May 12, 2022, 9:00 AM

4. Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Thursday, May 12, 2022, 9:30 AM

Meetup: Anamosa - Lawrence Community Center, 600 Main Street, May 12, 2022, 2:30 PM

5. Wapsipinicon State Park - Thursday, May 12, 2022, 3:00 PM

Meetup: Maquoketa - Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, May 13, 2022, 9:00 AM (Incudes time to tour Interpretive Center before we go to Maquoketa Caves State Park)

6. Maquoketa Caves State Park - Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 AM

Meetup: Bellevue - Riverview Park and Lock & Dam #12 parking lot, May 13, 2022, 2:00 PM

7. Bellevue State Park - Friday, May 13, 2022, 2:30 PM

Meetup: Dubuque, E.B. Lyons Nature Center, 8991 Bellevue Heights Road, May 14, 2022, 9:30 AM

8. Mines of Spain - Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00

Rest Days -- Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16, 2022

Meetup: Independence - Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd , May 17, 2022, 9:30 AM

9. Cedar Rock State Park - Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 10:00 AM

Meetup: Manchester - Riverfront Park and Gazebo, 201 S. Franklin St., roadside parking, May 17, 2022 2:00 PM

10. Backbone State Park - Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:30 PM

11. Bixby State Preserve - Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 5:00 PM

12. Pikes Peak State Park - Cancelled due to park closed for construction.

Meetup: Harpers Ferry - Bluff View Park, 112 Rhomberg Ave., May 18, 2022, 10:00 AM

13. Yellow River State Forest - Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00 PM

Meetup: West Union - Fayette County Historical Society, 100 N. Walnut St., May 19, 2022, 9:30 AM

14. Echo Valley State Park - Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:00 AM

Meetup: Fayette - Heaven Boutique Winery, 10408 Ivy Road, May 19, 2022, 1:30 PM

15. Volga River State Recreation Area - Thursday, May 19, 2022, 3:00 PM

Meetup: Fort Atkinson - Fort Atkinson Fort, May 20, 2022, 9:00 AM

16. Fort Atkinson State Preserve - Friday, May 20, 2022, 9:00 AM

Meetup: Osage- Mitchell County Courthouse, 212 E. 5th Street, May 20, 2022, 2:30 PM 

17. Pioneer State Recreation Area - Friday, May 20, 2022, 3:00 PM

Meetup: Clarksville - Heery Wood Nature Center, 27887 195th Street, May 21, 2022, 9:00 AM

18. Heery Woods State Park - Saturday, May 21, 9:30 AM

Meetup: Cedar Falls - George Wyth State Park Beach Parking Lot, May 21, 2022, 2:30 PM

19. George Wyth State Park - Saturday, May 21, 2022, 3:00 PM (park tour begins)

Meetup: Gladbrook - Matchstick Marvels, 319 2nd St., May 22, 2022, 12:00 Noon, $5.00 admission fee per person for those wanting to tour Matchstick Marvels.  A sub sandwich lunch can be pre-purchased at the Hometown Family Market, 310 2nd Ave, Gladbrook just before the Matchstick Museum tour.  You can pick up your sandwich after the museum visit for a picnic at Union Grove State Park.


20. Union Grove State Park - Sunday, May 22, 2022, 1:00 PM -- The Heritage Auto Tour will caravan from Gladbrook to the beach parking lot at Union Grove State Park.  Coffee, lemonade, and a cookie will be provided by the Lake and Park Holding Corporation.  Following lunch, a short program about lake history and future car tours will be given.  The Heritage Auto Tour will be completed with an excursion around the lake with visits to the Union Grove's waterfall, campground, and cabin area.