1 Wild edibles hike

St. Croix State Park, July 25, 11 a.m.-noon

Meet the park naturalist at the St. Croix Lodge for a guided hike and foraging tour. Learn to identify the park’s abundance of edible plants and berries. More information: 1-320-384-6591 or www.mndnr.gov.





2 Gitchi Gummi hike

Gooseberry Falls State Park; July 25, 1-2:30 p.m.; July 29, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Take a naturalist-led hike for 1.5 miles across the Gooseberry River to a dramatic overlook of Lake Superior. Come prepared to walk on uneven surfaces and stone steps. Hiking shoes, water and a camera are recommended. Meet at the art column just outside the visitor center. More information: 1-218-834-3855 or www.mndnr.gov.


3 Flatwater kayaking essentials

Fish Lake Regional Park, July 26, 1-4 p.m.

Learn basic kayaking safety, proper paddling form and strokes with hands-on instruction. Equipment provided. Ages 14-plus. $50. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.




4 Sunset hike

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, July 26, 8-9 p.m.

Meet in front of the campground’s bath house for a naturalist-led ascent of Day Hill. Hikers will reach the top just as the sun sets over Lake Superior. Hiking shoes and water are recommended. More information: 1-218-595-7625 or www.mndnr.gov.



5 Log rolling

French Regional Park, July 27, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.

Log rolling is enjoying a renaissance as a way to improve balance, strength and focus. Note: The 1 p.m. session is family-friendly and open to ages 5-plus. The 3 p.m. session is geared for women ages 16-plus. $15. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.