Frogs and toads: grunts, chuckles, snores and more

Afton State Park

6-7 p.m. Friday

 

Hop over to the visitor center where you can learn about frogs and toads that call Minnesota home. Learn all kinds of cool amphibian facts and listen to frog and toad calls. Then, go for a walk to see if you can hear and see them. Also get a chance to make origami frogs. (651-436-5391, mndnr.gov/ptcalendar)

Family paddle

Hidden Falls Regional Park

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

 

Led by Wilderness Inquiry, take a half-day canoe paddle on the Mississippi River. Voyageur canoes can seat up to 9 paddlers plus a guide. Meet at the north gate. Cost is $45. Register online at wildernessinquiry.org. (612-676-9400)

Family paddle II

Cleary Lake Regional Park

9-11 a.m. Saturday

 

Cost is $15. Reservations required. Call 763-559-6700. (threeriversparks.org)

Paddleboard

Cleary Lake Regional Park

1-3 p.m. Saturday

 

Try the fast-growing sport and get a full-body workout. Equipment provided. The paddleboards have a manufacturer’s recommended weight limit of 220-250 pounds. Beginning participants at or above the manufacturer’s recommended weight limit may experience difficulty standing or balancing while on the boards. Cost is $35 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 reference activity number #324511-06. (threeriversparks.org)

Adaptive off-road handcycles

Elm Creek Park Reserve

6-8 p.m. Sunday

 

Three Rivers Park District is dedicated to providing recreational activities for people of all mobility levels. Try adaptive off-road handcycles. Explore the 2.2-mile adaptive trail built specifically to accommodate wider and more stable arm-powered bikes. Meet at the trailhead for an open ride. (763-694-7894, threeriversparks.org)

Nature hike

Frontenac State Park 10-11 a.m. Sunday

 

A guided hike along popular trails. (651-345-3401, mndnr.gov/ptcalendar)

 

Nature hike II

Fort Snelling State Park

10 a.m.-noon Tuesday

 

Become a detective for the day and go on a hike with a naturalist looking for clues about what wildlife is living in the park. Learn basics about tracking and the behavior of the wildlife we see or find signs of. (612-279-3550, mndnr.gov/ptcalendar)