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

  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 2:39 PM

1 Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons

Cleary Lake Regional Park, June 14, 1-3 p.m.; Bryant Lake Regional Park, June 14, 7-9 p.m.

Try stand-up paddleboarding under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Equipment provided. Ages 14-plus. $35. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

2 Archery in the parks

Afton State Park, June 14, 1-3 p.m.

Drop by this open house-style event for a lesson with bow and arrow. Certified instructors will guide visitors through equipment and technique. In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, admission to all Minnesota State Parks is free this Saturday. Ages 8-plus. More information: 651-231-6968 or mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

3 Canoe when the moon is full

Cleary Lake Regional Park, June 14, 8-10 p.m.,

Watch for wildlife while paddling Cleary Lake (in Prior Lake) under a full moon. Ages 5-plus. $8. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threerivers parks.org.

4 I Can Fish! Trout fishing

Whitewater State Park, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon

Meet at the park’s South Picnic Area for a free workshop on fly fishing. Most equipment provided. Bring your own bait (worms work best). Fishing licenses and trout stamps not required for this event. More information: 1-507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

5 Bird-watching trek

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, June 16, 8-11 a.m.

Meet at the Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center (in Carver) for a guided hike in search of grassland birds including meadowlarks, flycatchers and lots of species of sparrows. More information: www.fws.gov/refuge/ minnesota_valley.

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