Minneapolis, Minnesota Chapter

The Minneapolis Chapter of American Pilgrims serves central Minnesota, centered on Minneapolis-St. Paul. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

The chapter will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Jim McCaffrey and Pete Bock at Minneapolis@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. 

And join us on Meet Up! Click HERE to see what we're doing and to join.


Hike Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Rain, drizzle or shine, the Minneapolis Chapter will be out on a hike that will start at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, a 15-acre plot with over 500 plants, 130 bird species and numerous walking trails. We will make our way out onto the nearby trails of Theodore Wirth Parkway. We will hike for about an hour and half. For those not interested in hiking the entire route, approx. 5-6 miles, there is a shorter loop back to the Garden (an hour's walk). 

This event is sponsored by the American Pilgrims on the Camino - Minneapolis Chapter. Doug and Diane will lead the hike. Meet inside the gates at the base of the hill at the visitor's center inside Eloise Butler.

This Chapter event is free and open to all with an interest in the Camino. 

Bring your rain gear if need be, bug spray and a water bottle.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino? 

If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at Minneapolis@americanpilgrims.org and ask to be connected with a mentor. 

Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino via Facebook for great dialogue, photos, and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims. 

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