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18th National Trails Symposium Quad Cities October 19-22, 2006

Trails for America: Every Where, Every Way, Every Day!

Mobile Workshop Details
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and TRIPS HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY

WILDCAT DEN STATE PARK AND GRIST MILL TOUR

photo of old mill across river

The Pine Creek Grist Mill in the scenic river town of Muscatine, Iowa

 

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 (includes box lunch)

Travel by bus down the Mississippi River corridor along the federal Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge to Wildcat Den State Park and the scenic river town of Muscatine. The route offers a living, visual example of both rural and urban people working cooperatively to develop various sections and amenities to enhance the national Mississippi River Trail. The town of Muscatine is in the process of revitalizing its river front area and installing a network of bicycle trails throughout the community. City leaders and trail enthusiasts will be available to share stories of their inspiring success.

Five miles of trails in the state park run steeply up and down sandstone bluffs to such fascinating sites as "Devil's Punch Bowl", "Steamboat Rock", and "Fat Man's Squeeze." The park also offers the one room Melpine School and the Pine Creek Grist Mill built in 1848. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Pine Creek Grist Mill have restored the water-powered mill to its original condition and began grinding corn again after being inactive for almost 80 years. The Grist Mill and the City of Muscatine facilities are ADA accessible, but the trails at the state park are steep and natural surface (or sandstone).

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