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Weekend Nature Activities: May 27–29 Is it spring?!

Wrapping up the Maple Syrup season, the winter may seem to drag on but spring is well on its way! Syrupy goodness is just around the corner. Maple Syrup Making Demos and Info. 3/28 10–noon, Whitewater State Park 3/28 11–2, Lake Maria State Park 3/28, 11–2, Wild River State Park 3/28, 1–3, Camden State Park […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Feb. 27–March 1

Feb. 28 Ice Caves If conditions are right, the ice caves will open! When the ice caves open on Saturday February 28, they will be open every day until ice conditions deteriorate enough to necessitate a closure. The present lake ice conditions will make the walk to the ice caves much more challenging than last […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Oct. 31–Nov. 2

  Boo! Happy Halloween! Get out ‘n’ enjoy the brisk crisp Halloween weather! If you don’t find what suits your fancy here, check your local city Natural Resources or Parks website for holiday and weekend fun.     10/31 Track or Treat Bike Ride 10 pm Fixed-gear, $3 + sixer. Costume Time Bonus and Contest! […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Aug. 22–24

Free summer events to learn about nature and enjoy the great outdoors of north country! Friday Aug. 22: MN Hiking Celebration (Day 2 of 3) 7 am–10 pm, free guided hikes along Superior Trail. Call 701-388-1883 for more information. Location: Spirit Mtn.  Aug. 22: UMD Large Lakes Observatory Tour 12:30–4:30 pm, Free, board and tour the Blue […]

Weekend Nature Activities: July 11–12

July 12, Saturday Big Stone Lake State Park State Symbol Geo-cache 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Learn more about Minnesota’s 16 state symbols. Then search for pictures of the symbols placed around the state park using your GPS unit or borrow a GPS unit from the State Park free of charge.   Minneopa State Park Minnesota River […]