outdoor activities

MN Nature Activities: August 1–7

Want to help the bees thrive in Minnesota? Ever thought of being a backyard beekeeper? Wild River State Park has an informative presentation for Minnesota beekeepers (and wannabeekeepers!). Learn, grow, and give back in the great outdoors of #MNnature.   08/06/16 Community Fishing Days 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fish the NW corner of Centennial […]

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).   * * * * […]

MN Nature Activities Feb 1–7

—————02/02/16 ————— 02/02/16 Mississippi Blufflands State Trail Planning Advisory Committee #1 6–7:30 PM The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet several times during development of a master plan for the Mississippi Blufflands State Trail. The PAC will meet several times to provide input, help evaluate alternative courses of action, and review draft components of the […]

MN Nature Activities: Jan 17–24

Happy New Year! 2016 “Weekend” Nature Activities are changing to cover the entire week, by popular demand. (Yes, MN Nature does read your comments—so thank you!) Another change for 2016 is activities will be released at start of month. These free opportunities fill up fast. We want you to have the best chance to take […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Dec 29–Jan 3

Let’s Go Sledding! The following locations have sledding fun for the entire winter season and some make snow. Many hills are open during daylight hours and are free, but call to confirm rules and pricing: Carley State Park, Altura MN telephone: 507-932-3007 Andes Tower Hills Snow Tubing 877-542-6337, Snow Center sledding hill Old Mill State […]