Snowshoe adventures

Minneopa State Park, 10-11 a.m. Saturday

• Meet at picnic shelter and be prepared for extreme terrain. The 2-mile hike can take 1 ½ hours. Snowshoe rentals available. (1-507-384-8890; mndnr.gov/minneopa)

 

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday

• Search for animal signs and tracks while snowshoeing. Equipment and refreshments provided. Beginners welcome. Cost is $5. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. (bit.ly/gatewayshoe)

 

Eastman Nature Center, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday

• Wander with the hosts of “The Wandering Naturalist” podcast of Three Rivers Parks District as they explore the woods in the winter. Snowshoes provided. This program is free and open to ages 8 and older. (bit.ly/eastmanshoe)

 

Cleary Lake Regional Park, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday

• Take a guided hike on snowshoes. Equipment provided. Cost is $5. Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700. (bit.ly/clearyshoe)

Snow science

Big Bog State Recreation Area

2-3 p.m. Saturday

• Learn about snow water content and more. All ages are welcome. (1-218-308-2328; mndnr.gov/bigbog)

Winter travel

Fort Snelling State Park

2-3 p.m. Saturday

• Learn how humans traveled in harsh conditions. (612-725-2724; mndnr.gov/fortsnelling)

Surviving the season

Blue Mounds State Park

1-2 p.m. Saturday

Learn to pack the right stuff for winter survival and what to do if you are lost. (1-507-283-6050; mndnr.gov/bluemounds)

Beginner ice fishing

Bryant Lake Regional Park

2-4 p.m. Saturday

• Try your luck at ice fishing, a favorite Minnesota winter pastime. Learn about equipment and basic ice and cold weather safety. Cost is $12. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. (bit.ly/bryantfish)

Adventure race

5-7 p.m. Saturday

Fish Lake Regional Park

• Combine climbing, pulling, sliding, running, and obstacles into a 2-mile winter adventure called Kidarod. No special equipment needed. Presented by Cycle Health. Visit cyclehealth.org to register and other details. (bit.ly/fishlakerace)