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What Does it Take to Build a Mountain Bike Trail?

By: Jason McGrew-King

October 21, 2019

A new singletrack trail in Three Rivers is currently under construction at Carver Park Reserve. Learn more about the history of mountain bike trails in the parks and what it takes to develop and build them.

Best Hikes for Fall Colors

By: Three Rivers Staff

October 14, 2019

Fall is the perfect time for hiking, and Three Rivers has endless options. From half-mile walks with lake views to more challenging hikes through maple forests, read on to see our staff picks for best fall hikes.

Gimme S'more! New Takes on the Classic Summer Dessert

By: Andrea Breitung

August 05, 2019

Saturday is National S'mores Day! Read on to find fun takes on the classic camping dessert, alternatives for dietary restrictions and ways to celebrate with Three Rivers. 

6 Ways to Spend an Evening in the Parks

By: Mary Christine Kane

July 22, 2019

When the sun is starting to fade over the horizon, it could be the beginning of a great, new adventure. Skip the sunburn, beat the crowds and enjoy a magical part of the day by visiting the parks in the evening or at night.

Gaming and Gamification in Nature

By: Seth Eberle

July 18, 2019

It’s a common misconception that technology keeps people from connecting to nature. But many people are interested in both the natural world and technology. Read on to learn how people connect to the outdoors through gaming and gamification, then check out e-cology: The Evolution of Technology at Silverwood Park on July 20! 

Best Places to Paddle in Three Rivers

By: Alyssa Schauer

July 15, 2019

The heat of summer is here, and sometimes a peaceful paddle is just what you need to cool off. See our favorite places to paddle in Three Rivers, then hit the water and find yours!

Share the Trail: Horse Trail Etiquette

By: Alyssa Schauer

June 07, 2019

Following basic trail etiquette is key to ensuring that all trail users have a positive and enjoyable experience. Learn more about etiquette on horse trails and visit Crow-Hassan Park Reserve this Saturday for the chance to meet a horse up close!

The Rewards and Challenges of #30DaysofBiking

By: Judy McDowell

April 01, 2019

Could you ride your bike every day for 30 days straight? Learn about the joys and perils of biking daily in April in Minnesota in this firsthand account, then make a pledge to join #30daysofbiking. 

A Beginner's Guide to Trail Running

By: Katie Porath

March 25, 2019

Tired of running on pavement or treadmills? Love being in nature? Give trail running a try! Learn how to get started, where to go and what to expect. For an extra challenge, sign up for the Allina Health Trail Mix Race on April 13.

Happy Trails and Tails: Bringing Your Dog to the Parks

By: Mary Christine Kane

March 11, 2019

Three Rivers Park District offers ample opportunities for your dog to explore the parks. Learn some etiquette and safety tips to help ensure your visit is safe and full of tongue-hanging fun.


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