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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 Week Activities May 13-20, AKA “Take a Mom Fishing Weekend”

(2018) MN Nature in St Paul, Minnesota, has some fun FREE outdoor activities in store for you! In May we think of cherry blossoms, flowering crab apples, pink redbuds, and fragrant lilacs (featured photo by The Symmetric)—and, of course, moms . . . and in Minnesota, that means FISHING OPENER! Happy mother’s day! Mother’s Day […]

MN Nature Activities: Sept 4 – 10

Happy fall from MN Nature in St Paul, Minnesota! As of Sept 1, those of us in the North were greeted by meteorlogical fall. The temps dropped and the golden hour of sunlight shifted to 5:30. Right on time. While the sun continues to wane over the coming weeks be sure to get out there […]

MN Nature Activities: Feb 19–29

Down south it may feel like the snow is out but up north the reports are good. Be sure to call the park or be prepared to hike instead of skiing or snowshoeing for events below. Listed events free unless otherwise noted (State parks require car stickers $5/day or $25/year).   * * * * […]

Weekend Nature Activities: July 30–August!

What? It’s already August! OOOuuuuu! And it’s the blue moon! And summer is a slippin’ by  . . . so! Get out there and do somethin’ for fun and for free*! Our prime Minnesota weather is just around the corner. Enjoy all MN has to offer! *All activities FREE unless otherwise noted. Be aware that […]