outdoor activities

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 […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Dec 15–22

Enjoy the quietness of winter, the darkness of winter . . . for as of December 22, the winter solstice 2015, there will be increasing light with each new day.   This week . . . Dec 12–20 43rd Annual Folkways of the Holidays $$$ $8 ages 18-64, $5 ages 2-17 and 65+, Children under […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Dec. 10–13

Week . . . Dec 7 Proposed Muskie Management in Big Marine Lake —Public Meeting 7 PM to 9 PM DNR is seeking public input to help determine if Big Marine Lake should be stocked with low-densities of muskellunge in 2016. The meeting will include an informational presentation, and opportunities to submit written comments. More […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Oct 27–Nov 1

You know it! Free unless otherwise noted. Peak fall glory here in MN so if anything get out for a hike in a county, city, or state park.   ———————Do This Now!——————— 10/27/2015 Buckthorn Removal —Volunteer Opportunity 1 PM to 4 PM Please join St. Croix Savanna SNA friends to remove invasive buckthorn. Tools and […]