Click on any “AVA Sanctioning Information” link to see the list of Special Programs for which each event qualifies, plus directions to each location and other details.
Dog owners please note: While dogs are welcome on the trail, the registration sites and checkpoints do not allow dogs inside the buildings.
Friday afternoon, October 5, 2018 – Brownville, Nemaha County
- 2 – 4 p.m., off the trail by 7 p.m. – 5k/10k walk starting from River Inn Resort, 27898 – 648A Avenue, Brownville, NE
- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wine Tasting at Whiskey Run Creek Winery (walk checkpoint) $5 for 5 – 1 oz tastes of wine, keep the glass for $3 + tax more
- 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Group Dinner at The Lyceum, 228 E Main St, Brownville, NE 68321 (reservations through the club are required). Individual diners are also welcome at the restaurant.
- 8 p.m. Game night aboard the River Inn Resort, 27898 – 648A Avenue, Brownville, NE
Walk description: We begin our weekend in Brownville. Brownville is a historic village which was once an important port on the Missouri river. It is now home to the Captain Meriwether Lewis Dredge Museum, the Brownville Historical Museum, Carson House and School House Art Gallery. The trail goes through the historic downtown, then to the Whiskey Run Creek Winery with its century-old barn, through the Governor Furnas Arboretum, then to and along the Steamboat Trace along the Missouri River.
Saturday morning, October 6, 2018 – Falls City, Richardson County
- 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., off the trail by 1:30 p.m. – 5k/10k walk starting from Stanton Lake Park’s Candlelight Cabin, 522 West 25th St., Falls City, NE 68355
- 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. tour of Richardson County Museum, 1401 Chase Street (walk checkpoint)
Walk description: Saturday morning will find us in Falls City. Due to its location, the town became a stop on the Lane Trail, a conduit for the Underground Railroad. The walk goes through the Itha T. Krumme Memorial Arboretum, the Falls City National Historic District and its murals depicting the history of the town, past many historic homes and past three stations on the Underground Railroad. The Richardson County Historical Society Museum houses many agricultural implements and is the checkpoint for the walk.
Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2018 – Pawnee City, Pawnee County
- Noon – 9 p.m. Wine and Beer Tasting at SchillingBridge Winery/Microbrewery (walk start and end point) $6 for 5 – 1 oz tastes of wine, keep the glass for $3 + tax more, beer tasting complimentary
- 3 – 5 p.m., off the trail by 7 p.m. – 5k/10k walk starting from SchillingBridge Winery/Microbrewery, 62193 – 710th Road, Pawnee City, NE
- 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Group Prime Rib Dinner at SchillingBridge Winery/Microbrewery, 62193 – 710th Road, Pawnee City Reservations through the club to sit with the group are required; if you want prime rib, you must reserve it in advance, club reservation has option to do so. Full menu available here. Individual diners are also welcome at the restaurant and must make their own prime rib dinner reservations in advance.
Walk description: We’ll meet at the SchillingBridge Winery/Microbrewery in Pawnee City on Saturday afternoon. This walk starts at a winery/microbrewery known for its great Saturday night prime rib dinners. Whether you prefer wine or beer, you are covered! You will walk to an 1890’s Rock Island bridge and visit the Pawnee City Historical Site, a collection of 22 historical buildings. Along the way, check out Heavenly Treasures, a quilter’s paradise in a historic church. Part of the walk will be on a newly completed hike/bike trail.
Sunday morning, October 7, 2018 – Tecumseh, Johnson County
- 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., off the trail by 2:00 p.m. – 5k/10k walk starting from City Park, between 7th and 8th Streets and between Broadway and Clay Streets, Tecumseh, NE
Walk description: Our final destination of the 4-county weekend is Tecumseh in Johnson County. Our walk coincides with the yearly “Trail of Treasures”, a flea market that stretches across Nebraska along Hwy 136.
Our walk starts at City Park, travels through town (and maybe past some treasures!), passing the historic stone jail, the Romanesque-Classic Revival county courthouse completed in 1889, as well as the Montz Motorcycle Museum. Our checkpoint will be the Johnson County Historical Museum, newly refurbished with rooms celebrating the area’s history.