Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail at the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area

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Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail at the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area is a lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eden Prairie, MN that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

old growth

snow

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota owes its name to Elizabeth Fries Ellet, the writer who visited in 1852. In her travelogue book, Summer Rambles in the West, Ellet describes the Minnesota River Valley which adjoins the current day City of Eden Prairie. From the Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly and the Green Tiger Beetle of the Big Woods to the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly and Burying Beetle of the Bottomland Forest there are 95 species of insects, birds and animals and 37 plant varieties represented on the EFEIT signs. There are aerial shots, panoramas, close ups, vista shots and historic clippings, paintings, drawings and photos represented on the signs.

hiking
2 years ago

Fall Colors Tour October 19 at the EFEIT/RTA
10 to 12 noon
Free
Public
This is our last outing for 2014. There will be no excursions in 2015 due to construction on Hwy 101 and Flying Cloud Drive. Excursions will resume in 2016 in partnership with the city of Eden Prairie.

nature trips
2 years ago

What's happening at the EFEIT/RTA this season? So far here are the events planned for 2014.

All Excursions 10 to 12Noon
FREE PUBLIC


July 19- Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers

Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers

October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA



Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail at the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area

18700 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN
1/6 mile past Lions Tap Restaurant

10am to 12noon
Free





http://www.writersrisingup.org/news-from-the-trail/writers-rising-up-news/interpretive-trail-news/the-best-hikes-of-the-twin-cities

hiking
2 years ago

July 19- Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers

Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers

October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA

hiking
3 years ago

Wildnerness in the city Excursions
Free
Public
All 10AM to 12 NOON

May 31 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany of the EFEIT with the online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers
June 14 - Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers
Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers
October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA