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Did you know that nature is at the very heart of the story of how the Twin Cities came to be? Like this year’s spring floods, it all started with an extreme buildup of snow and ice. Learn about the series of events that led to the founding of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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.

Lowry Nature Center has been connecting families with nature through a rock hunt for almost 50 years. Explore how Lowry's oldest tradition has changed over the years.

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.

Species Spotlight: Sugar Maples

By: Paul Kortebein

March 06, 2019

Sugar maples are one of the most well-known native trees around the Twin Cities, but how much do you really know about them?

Top 10 Parks for Snowshoeing

By: Andrea Breitung

March 04, 2019

Snow conditions right now are the best we've seen in years. Learn more about the top 10 places to snowshoe in Three Rivers and explore some trails near you before the snow melts.

Sheep and Fiber at Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

February 25, 2019

Wool is a versatile fiber that has been woven into human history for thousands of years. Learn more about the breed of sheep at Gale Woods Farm and dive into the process of making fleece into yarn.

5 Tips for Planning a Sustainable Wedding or Event

By: Rachel Van Vlaenderen

February 18, 2019

Weddings and other large events don't have to be wasteful. Making the right choices when it comes to the venue, food, decorations and more can ensure your party is memorable for your guests and easy on the environment.

5 Outdoor Date Ideas

By: Alyssa Schauer

February 11, 2019

Being outdoors with your special someone or best friend is a great way to spend time together — and it's usually free. Read on to get some outdoor date ideas.

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