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

  • Updated: July 17, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Provided by Minnesota DNR

1 Family nature walk

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, July 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join a refuge naturalist for a family-friendly walk through the Long Meadow Lake Unit, one of the only open areas on the heavily flooded refuge. For the latest information and updates: www.fws.org/refuge/Minnesota_Valley.

2 Lake Superior Day celebration

Gooseberry Falls State Park, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

This daylong celebration includes a menu of naturalist-led activities, from scenic hikes to kid-friendly art activities and wildlife education. Attend a special program on Lake Superior shipwrecks in the evening. More information: 1-218-834-3855; www.mndnr.gov.

3 Intro to kayak rolling

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, July 22 and 29, 6-8 p.m.,

Get comfortable tipping a kayak and learn how to roll it back up again. Beginning kayak skills required. Equipment provided. Ages 14-plus. $60 for two sessions. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

4 Smokey Bear Day

Itasca State Park, July 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday with DNR firefighters and park staff. This kid-friendly event includes photo opportunities with Smokey and displays of equipment used by firefighters who fight wildland fires. More information: 1-218-699-7251; www.mndnr.gov.

5 Stress-relieving rafting trip

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, July 25, from 6-9 p.m.

Explore the Mississippi’s quiet backwaters and islands during this naturalist-led rafting tour. All experience levels welcome. Paddling and lifting required. Equipment and shuttle provided. Ages 18-plus. $35. Reservations required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.

ADVERTISEMENT

Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon 5 FINAL
Toronto - WP: B. Cecil 6
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 12 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 3
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 4 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 5
San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup 7
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 4 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Milwaukee 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh 6
Miami 1 Bottom 8th Inning
NY Mets 5
LA Angels 0 Bottom 8th Inning
Houston 4
NY Yankees 9 Top 8th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Oakland 5 Bottom 9th Inning
Kansas City 0
Arizona 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
San Francisco 1
Colorado 1 Bottom 2nd Inning
Los Angeles 1
Texas 0 Top 2nd Inning
Seattle 0
Washington 93 FINAL
Toronto 86
New Orleans 99 FINAL
Golden State 106
Milwaukee 91 FINAL
Chicago 103
Dallas 8:30 PM
Houston
Minnesota 1 FINAL
St. Louis 4
Detroit 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay 5
Pittsburgh 1 2nd Prd 9:22
NY Rangers 1
Winnipeg 9:30 PM
Anaheim
Houston 1 FINAL
D.C. 1
Orlando City 0 FINAL
Columbus 3
Toronto FC 0 1st Half 5:00
FC Dallas 3
Seattle 2 1st Half 15:00
Colorado 1
Vancouver FC 8:30 PM
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close