Women’s hike

Fort Snelling State Park

10-10:30 a.m.

 

Explore the park with a naturalist. Learn about all sorts of plants and animals that live at the park. This is part of the Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) program. More info: 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Night sky

Afton State Park

8:30-10 p.m. Saturday

 

Question-and-answer session inside followed by night-sky viewing by telescope outside. More info: 651-231-6968 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Campfire cooking

Afton State Park

10:30 a.m.-noon

 

Hone campfire cooking skills — from fire building to cast-iron cooking — at a campfire cooking series Saturdays through Aug. 29. Attend one program or the whole series. More info: 651-231-6968 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Family archery

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

9-11 a.m. Saturday

Learn the basics. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 and reference number 327701-02. Canoe at night

Fish Lake Park

8-10 p.m. Saturday

Paddle under the full moon. Equipment provided. Cost is $8 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference number 325906-01.

Paddleboard

Bryant Lake Park

9-11 a.m. Saturday

 

Lessons for 14 and older. Equipment provided. Cost is $35 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference number 323911-02.

Kayaking

Fish Lake Park

9-noon Saturday

 

Learn beginning kayak safety, proper paddling form, and paddling strokes while surrounded by the beauty of the park. Equipment provided. Cost is $50 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number 325911-18.

Canoeing

Cleary Lake Park

1-3 p.m. Saturday

 

Learn the basics. Cost is $15. Reservations at 763-559-6700. Reference number 324501-12.

Kayaking II

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

1-4 p.m. Saturday

 

Learn beginning kayak safety, proper paddling form, and paddling strokes while surrounded by the beauty of the park. Equipment provided. Cost is $50 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 and reference activity number 327711-08.

Snakes alive

Wm. O’Brien State Park

10 a.m. Sunday

 

Learn the truth about snakes and meet the resident hognose. Meet at the visitor center.