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Do This Now: Editor-selected events at state, regional and local parks

  • February 13, 2014 - 1:07 PM

1 Adaptive skiing open house
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.
At this event, people of all abilities are invited to try sit-skiing or guided skiing free of charge. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

2 Full moon snowshoe hike
Whitewater State Park, Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Meet at the park’s visitor center for a brief lesson on astronomy before heading outside for a moonlit hike. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow the park’s. More information: 1-507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov.

3 Full moon walk
Simultaneously at Richardson Nature Center and Lowry Nature Center, Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
Take a naturalist-guided hike in search for raccoons, raccoon tracks and other signs of winter wildlife. Ages 6-plus. $5. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

4 School release day: snowshoeing
Fort Snelling State Park, Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m.
Celebrate Presidents’ Day with a guided snowshoe hike through the park. This event is open to youth and adults. Snowshoes provided. Reservations required; 612-725-2724. More information: www.mndnr.gov.

5 Hike with a ranger
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 20, 9-11 a.m.
Head for the refuge’s Chaska Unit for a ranger-guided hike. Participants are asked to help with wildlife observations and light trail maintenance. Meet at the Carver Riverside Park Trailhead. Reservations required; www.surveymonkey.com/s/RangerHike2014. More information: www.fws.gov/refuge/Minnesota_Valley.

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