Minnesota hiking

Great MN State Park Challenge: Afton State Park

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 tag that 🙂 […]

MN Nature Activities: March 20–26

————— March 20 SUNDAY ————— 03/20/16 Maple Syruping in Your Backyard 1 PM to 2:30 PM Join us for our annual “Maple Syruping in Your Backyard” workshop. Learn about the natural history of maple trees, and the history of making maple syrup. Find out what equipment is required, how to tap trees, how to process […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Nov 6–8

It’s deer hunting season——so be safe on trails and in the woods! Take note that some parks will be closed for hunts. Not hunting? Well, MN Nature has got some fun stuff for you to do! (Free unless otherwise noted.) Example: Afton State Park Park Visitor Alert! Youth hunt Horse trails will close for the […]

Weekend Nature Activities: June 12–14

Admission to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas is FREE this Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day! Come out and explore! Archery, boating, fishing, learning, volunteering, there’s something for everyone! Events free unless otherwise noted. Have a GREAT weekend in the Great Outdoors! #nationalgetoutdoorsday   DNR Press release: National Get Outdoors Day FREE Admission […]

Weekend Nature Activities: June 5–7

It’s #NationalTrailsDay and opening muskie fishing and Take-a-Kid fishing weekend! Soooo much goin’ on this weekend! National Trails Day info. Take a kid fishing info. Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend, and opportunities for inexperienced, beginner anglers abound throughout Minnesota.     Friday, […]