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Kicksledding is one of our recreation specialist's favorite winter activities! Learn the origins of kicksledding, how kicksleds work, what makes it so fun and how to try it for yourself.

Colorful Winter Vines: A Bittersweet Problem

By: Missy Anderson

February 03, 2020

Around the Twin Cities, there is a woody vine that looks similar to one of our native vines — but is highly invasive. Read on to learn why oriental bittersweet is a problem, how to distinguish it from American bittersweet and what you can do to help.

On Feb. 2, we'll celebrate Groundhog Day hoping for indications of an early or late spring, depending on your feelings about winter. But how much do you really know about these mammals that can supposedly predict our weather patterns? Read on to learn all about groundhogs and where you can see them in Three Rivers Parks.

Nature School: Taking Preschool to The Great Outdoors

By: Megan Kelzenberg

January 22, 2020

The growing list of benefits from learning in outdoor environments suggests a need for looking at early childhood education through a new lens. Learn all about Nature School and the benefits of taking the preschool classroom outside, and how to incorporate more outdoor time in your preschooler's life.

If you've never gone ice fishing, we're here to convince you to try it. Want to know where the fish are biting in Three Rivers? We've got you covered there, too.

Best Trails for Cross-Country Skiing

By: Three Rivers Staff

January 17, 2020

We're in for a lot of snow this weekend, which means it's time to hit the ski trails! Read on to find our favorite beginner, intermediate, advanced and long-distance (5-10K) cross-country ski trails in Three Rivers. 

5 Tips for Taking Winter Photos

By: Paul Raymaker

January 13, 2020

Snowy landscapes are incredibly dynamic and offer gorgeous scenery for winter photography. Take advantage of this beautiful season and see tips for shooting winter photos and learn how to stay warm while you're out there.

Do Evergreen Trees Lose Their Needles?

By: Paul Kortebein

January 06, 2020

Evergreens received their nickname because their needles appear green all year, even in the fall. Did you know, though, that conifers actually do lose their needles? Learn when coniferous trees shed their needles and how to tell if needle drop is normal or a sign of stress.

My Year of 52 Hikes — And 5 Reasons to Join Me in 2020

By: Andrea Breitung

December 30, 2019

Could you complete 52 hikes in one year? That's what one Three Rivers employee set out to do in 2019. Learn about her experience taking on the 52 Hike Challenge and why you might want to try it for yourself in 2020. 

Our 7 Favorite Winter Activities

By: Ashley Smith & Anders Hanson

December 23, 2019

We've compiled a list of our 7 favorite activities to help you embrace winter this season. Some of them might be things you've already done before, but a few of them might be new activities you want to try!

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