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Upcoming Events

Nov. 26 | All Parks
This Black Friday, skip shopping and go exploring instead. Join one of our programs, or find your own adventure outside!

Dec. 11 | Elm Creek
Celebrate cross-country skiing at this free event! Bring the whole family for a day of ski tours, demonstrations, rentals and more. Receive a free gift while supplies last!

Dec. 10-12 | Eastman
Join Santa on a hunt for magical reindeer food! Learn about reindeer and their deer cousins along the way.

Browse the full list of programs, and find your next adventure.

Looking for winter job opportunities with flexible scheduling and competitive wages that also combine your passion for the outdoors? Three Rivers is now hiring at parks around the metro area, including Hyland Hills Ski Area and Elm Creek Park Reserve.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 105-107: Neighbors

In this series about different immigrant neighbors in Minnesota, learn why Swiss immigrants gravitated to land that is now Elm Creek Park Reserve; hear from Professor Dalma Martinovic about the difference between parks in Minnesota and her home country of Croatia; and how Dr. Raul Velasquez's connections to the land influenced his choice to immigrate to Minnesota from Colombia.

The Three Rivers Blog

My #OptOutside Top 5

By: Jessica Allen

November 19, 2018

#OptOutside is a movement started by REI that encourages people to opt for outdoor adventures in lieu of Black Friday shopping. This previously published post shows how you can incorporate the #OptOutside mindset into your daily life.

November 25, 2019

Did you know there was a time when turkeys didn't exist in Minnesota? Learn all about this Thanksgiving staple in this post from the archive, including how they came to thrive in our area and what to do if they're causing trouble in your yard.

6 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues

By: Andrea Breitung

November 07, 2018

Our clocks have fallen back and the daylight hours are getting fewer and fewer. This previously published post highlights how you can beat the seasonal blues.

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