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

  • Updated: August 22, 2013 - 10:15 AM

1 See Fish, Up Close Minnesota State Fair, Through Sept. 2 The DNR’s outdoor fish pond is one of the most popular sites at the State Fair. And this year, the DNR has renovated its indoor fish exhibit, replacing the almost-ancient small aquariums with five large ones representing different habitats.

2 Monarch Tagging

–3:30 p.m. Just like bird banding, monarch tagging helps researchers track the creatures’ annual migration to Mexico. This is a family-friendly affair, designed to help researchers with this fascinating work. $5. 763-694-7676


3 Archery in the Park

Wild River State Park, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Want to learn archery? This drop-in session is as hassle-free as it gets. Simply stop by the park’s picnic grounds anytime for introductory tips provided by a certified archery instructor. No experience or equipment needed. Free. 651-583-2125 or

4 Historic Quarry Hike

Banning State Park, Aug. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Take a guided hike through the ruins of the 120-year-old Banning Sandstone Quarry, which ceased operations way back in 1905. All that remains are some beautifully overgrown ruins along the Kettle River, plus a few heaps of climber-friendly rocks that were left behind by quarry workers. 1-320-384-6615 or

5 Parent-Child Fishing Fort Snelling State Park, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.

This bonding opportunity doubles as a fishing primer for parents and kids. Learn about common Minnesota fish, the basics of tackle and gear, plus state regulations. Equipment and bait provided. Preregistration required. 612-725-2724 or

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