• The Great Minnesota State Park Challenge!

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  • Education Adventures!

  • Weekend Nature Activities

  • Volunteer in the Urban Forest

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 […]

MN Nature Activities: Dec 10-17

Happy winter! MN Nature in St Paul, MN, is thrilled to be chilled. Wildlife is getting ready to hibernate if they haven’t already. Also, it’s that time of year when you can save energy costs by storing your beer outside (before the January freeze comes along and it’s too cold outside to do that). And […]

Great MN State Park Challenge: Afton State Park

(Jennifer) October 2017 Afton State Park, 6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033   I fell in love with Afton State Park on this leisurely 4-mile hike. As a park close to the cities, I’ve grossly underestimated the beauty offered here. It was a great place to start the “Great Minnesota State Park Challenge!” Hash […]