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Hard Cider: A Story of War, Immigration and Prohibition

By: Brandon Baker

October 11, 2018

Making apple cider is an annual tradition at Eastman Nature Center, and it is a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Even though hard cider was the drink of choice early in American history, people hardly drink apple cider today, and hard cider is only recently making a resurgence. Why did cider disappear, and how did this affect our parks? 

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

By: Laurel Sundberg

October 08, 2018

The greens of spring and summer have faded and fall's color show is taking their place. Why and how does this rainbow of color appear each year?

Pumpkins: More Than a Spiced Latte

By: Tim Reese

October 01, 2018

From pumpkin pie to pumpkin carving to giant pumpkin contests to the (infamous?) pumpkin spice latte and even pumpkin-flavored wheat ale, pumpkins are a favorite fall crop with a rich history.

Parks for the Best Fall Colors

By: Jim Bradley

September 26, 2018

Fall is a gorgeous time to explore the parks. Get out and enjoy the season at a park near you.

The Harvest Moon

By: Alyssa Schauer

September 24, 2018

September's full moon is on Monday, September 24. Learn how the Harvest Moon this month is unique from other moons.

Sustainability Challenge: World Car Free Day

By: Andrea Breitung

September 17, 2018

World Car Free Day, held September 22, is an annual day with the goal of encouraging a world less reliant on cars. Read on for ideas to ditch your vehicle and challenge yourself to see if you can go car-free for one day.

My Experience at Elm Creek Archery Range

By: Grant Stenback

September 12, 2018

What makes archery so great? According to Elm Creek park guest Grant Stenback, it's a combination of many things. Read about his experience with archery as a lifetime sport and why Elm Creek Archery Range is his go-to spot.

Archery 101: Bow Types

By: Ryan Barth

September 10, 2018

When taught correctly, archery is one of the safest sports to participate in. It is also a sport that almost anyone can excel at, and prospective archers have many bow choices for all sizes and abilities.

Why September Is Sweeter at the Farm Market

By: Tim Reese

September 04, 2018

Early fall is peak harvest time in Minnesota. Learn why some vegetables taste sweeter later in the season, how to store them during winter, and when to stop by Gale Woods Farm in Three Rivers to stock up on the season's bounty. 

Volunteering: Park Patrol

By: Deb Vosler

August 27, 2018

Did you know there is a team of volunteers on park and regional trails in Three Rivers ready to help? Read on to learn about Park Patrol and the variety of ways they assist park guests.

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