Sunday, March 19th, 2023, 2:30pm: Hike to Southgate Nature Preserve

General info for all hikes and walks: Hikes and walks are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members (become a member). Unless otherwise noted, the pace for hikes is moderate, lasting 3-5 hours, covering 3-5 miles, the terrain is hilly, footing is sometimes uneven, and we follow trails and possibly paved or dirt roads. Walks are easier and shorter than hikes, and usually follow paved or dirt roads, no trails. The guide may periodically stop and talk along the way. Bring sturdy, comfortable walking or hiking shoes, water, snack, bug spray, rain poncho, and camera. Shorts or long pants are OK. For day hikes, bring a hat and sun block. For night hikes, bring a small flashlight. There are usually about 20 people. We depart about 30 minutes after the posted start time. For some hikes, we will meet at the indicated location, then drive a short distance to the hike location.

Specific info for this hike: The St. Croix Hiking Association has scheduled a walk to the Southgate Nature Preserve. The meeting place is 2:30pm. Meet northeast of Cheeseburgers in Paradise, off the road paved onto a grassy path. The history, nature, culture, and marine resources will be discussed about the nature preserve. Birdwatching is also included on the walk. It is an easy walk, partly sand, and about 1.5 to 2 miles total. Olasee Davis, our ecologist, is the tour guide. For more information contact Cathy at 340-772-2073 or


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