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 ParkContinue Reading

MN Nature weekly outdoor activities

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 beContinue Reading

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).Continue Reading

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 unlessContinue Reading