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MN Nature Activities: March 4-10

MN Nature in St Paul, Minnesota, is helping you enjoy March, and maple syrup season! This is the time of year when the sun feels warmer outside, maple sap starts flowing, the days are getting longer, and you may start hearing more bird songs on the trail! Soak it in and enjoy these last days […]

MN Nature Activities Feb 18-24

02/18/18 Maple Syrup Refresher 1-2:30 Spring is right around the corner and in the coming weeks Fort Snelling State Park will be very busy tapping trees, collecting sap, making maple syrup, and teaching people all about the process! If you’ve attended one of our programs in the past and need a refresher, or are interested […]

MN Nature Activities Feb 11-17

MN Nature in St Paul, MN, provides FREE outdoor activities year-round. Many are family-friendly nature activities. Most are outdoors, so Dress for the weather! Events at state parks will require a state park permit on your vehicle (daily and annual passes for sale upon entrance into park). Enjoy winter in Minnesota! 02/11/18 Leafless Trees 1-2 […]

MN Nature Activities: Jan 1-7, 2018

Happy New Year, Minnesota! You came in with a brrr so many annual first-day hikes have been cancelled, but there is plenty to enjoy in the coming days. Just think, every day is a bit sunnier and bit longer than the last now! Have you strapped on the snowshoes this year? If not, or if […]

Dressing for Cold Weather

When walking in cold weather, you need to dress in layers that will wick away moisture, insulate from the cold, and keep out the wind and rain. From head to toe and inside to outside, here is what to wear. DRY + Warm + Shield DRY  Inner layer (next to the skin): Your base layer […]