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

  • Updated: September 26, 2013 - 3:48 PM

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1 Hike & Seek

Lebanon Hills Park, Sept. 28, Noon to 3 p.m. Presented by National Wildlife Federation, this family-friendly event consists of a nature hike and scavenger hunt. Hike 1 mile to 2 miles at your own pace, stopping to peruse various interactive displays designed to stoke children’s love of nature. More information at www.hikeandseek.org.

2 Autumn Geocaching Weekend William O’Brien State Park, Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stop by the park’s picnic shelter (in the picnic grounds) for a free primer on geocaching, a sort of techie treasure hunt. Learn how to use a GPS unit before striking out to find some specially placed caches through the park. GPS units provided. 651-433-0500 or www.mndnr.gov.

3 Snelling Lake by Canoe Fort Snelling State Park, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-noon Join a naturalist for a relaxing two-hour paddle on Snelling Lake, with fall colors serving as the excursion’s visual backdrop. Observe the seasonal changes happening in and out of the water. Canoes provided. Reservations required; 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov.

4 Fall Bike Ride Gateway State Trail, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

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