Fall colors kayaking

Cleary Lake Regional Park

1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday

 Previous paddling experience required for this program in Prior Lake. Equipment provided. Cost is $45 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 and reference activity number 424512-00. Must be 14 or older. (threeriversparks.org)


Full-moon canoe

Cleary Lake Regional Park

6-8 p.m. Saturday

 Equipment provided. Cost is $8 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 and reference activity number 424506-00. Must be 5 or older. (threeriversparks.org)

Fall at Jay Cooke

Jay Cooke State Park

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday

Celebrate fall through hiking, crafting and game-playing at this family event. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. (1-218-384-4610, ext. 227; mndnr.gov)

Archaeology day

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

The Minnesota Archae­ological Society will host a full day of displays and demonstrations geared toward early Minnesota at the park in Onamia. There will be pottery-making, birch-bark canoe building and an excavation site in progress. (1-320-532-3269, mndnr.gov)

Wild edibles

William O’Brien State Park

10 a.m.-noon Saturday

 Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch, a chiropractor for 26 years, has a passion for wild plant food and traditional plant medicine. She has a master herbalist certificate from Midwest School of Herbal Studies, and leads plant and mushroom forays for educational groups up and down the St. Croix River Valley. She will present a program that discusses identification, uses and safety information for novices on plants and mushrooms in the area. She will lead a short hike. Meet at the visitor center. (651-433-0500, mndnr.gov)


Seed collecting

Wild River State Park

1 p.m. Sunday

 Be a part of the state’s Prairie Care program and help continue the legacy at Wild River. Join the naturalist to help collect seeds from various native prairie plants, which will be processed and replanted back in the park to restore prairies. Also, see how others who have collected seeds have created some beautiful areas in the park. (651-583-2125, mndnr.gov)

Nature hike

Fort Snelling State Park

10 a.m.-noon Sunday

Start at the visitor center and hike around Pike Island with a naturalist. (612-279-3550, mndnr.gov)