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Bike & Hike Weekend 2022
July 16 - July 17
July 16th and 17th is Bike and Hike Weekend in the Amana Colonies. Bring your bike or walking shoes and enjoy a great summer weekend outdoors. The centerpiece of the weekend takes place with Millstream Brewery’s Tour de Brew but you’ll find biking and hiking trails for every age and ability level.
Millstream Brewery’s Tour de Brew
Saturday July 16th is Millstream’s annual 38 mile bike ride through the Amana, Blairstown, and Norway. Stop at some of your favorite watering holes along the way. You’ll need to register for this event at Millstream Brewing Co and there is a registration fee.
Both Saturday and Sunday
Enjoy our Gravel Bike Route that takes you into the Iowa countryside north of Middle Amana and loops to High Amana and then to West Amana. This route is on gravel roads so it can be challenging. You’ll pass by the area that is said to have inspired the famous artist Grant Wood to paint “Young Corn”. Maps are available at the Visitor Center
Amana Colonies Nature Trail
Located at the junction of Highway 6 and Highway 151, just northwest of Homestead, this is a beautiful hike through our hardwood forest towards the Iowa River. The trial offers several options for length from 1 to 3.2 miles.
The Lily Lake Walk
On this walk you start at the shelter that is on the banks of the Lily Lake in between Amana and Middle Amana and walk east to the paved trail and then south towards mill race that was built in the 1800’s to provide water power to operate the Woolen Mills in both Middle Amana and Amana. Once you reach the mill race you’ll turn west and follow the gravel path around the lake until you meet up to the paved path that will take you back to the shelter.