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By: Nick Sacco
February 10, 2020
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.
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.
By: John Moriarty
January 27, 2020
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.
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.
By: Tom Knisely
January 20, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!