Outdoor Activities

Things to do in the Great White North of Minnesota!

Weekend Nature Activities: April 20–21

Rising Waters Photo Hike @ Bloomington Ferry Unit (Minnesota National Wildlife Refuge) Saturday, April 20, 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Now that winter is over and taxes are taken care of, join us for a fun and informative photo hike at the refuge. The rising waters of springtime make for some very interesting photo opportunities. We […]

Call to Action: Garlic Mustard Removal

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (near the Mall of America) Friday, April 26 Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. We need your help! Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant that out-competes native plants. It grows quickly and smothers plants that wildlife use for food, like early spring violets and jack-in-the-pulpit. Help […]

Volunteer at Local Parks

Local parks are looking for volunteers. Check out the Three Rivers park page for info. For volunteer ops close to home, contact local parks via phone or internet search. #minnesotaparks

Happy Earth Day April 22! Fun Activities for Minnesotans

Lots of things for Minnesotans to do for Earth Day. Start as early as this weekend April 14 at Fort Snelling by helping to pick up trash! Check out the list of upcoming fun activities at the DNR website HERE. And specifically for Earth Day! There are 30 cleanup sites. Pick up trash to make […]

All this snow makes me wanna . . . (incl. list of ski/snowboard places in MN)

1. Snowshoe! Check out the upcoming snowshoe events in your area. For the TC: 01/14/12 Fort Snelling State Park – Learning to Snowshoe 01/15/12 Fort Snelling State Park – Snowshoe Adventure on Gun Club Lake 2. Ice fish! 02/04/12 Fort Snelling State Park – Parent and child ice fishing clinic 3. Ski! Snowboard! Cross-Country Ski! […]