Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a recreational activity enjoyed around the world for its accessibility and rustic simplicity. All you need is a pair of snowshoes, warm clothes, sturdy boots, and a sense of adventure. Three Rivers offers trails of varying difficulty for snowshoers of all skill levels, and can rent snowshoes of all sizes. It’s a great way for the entire family to take in the scenes of a Minnesota winter.

Rent Snowshoes

Snowshoes are available to rent at the following locations for $5*:

  • Baker Winter Trailhead (Baker National Golf Course in Baker Park Reserve)
  • Cleary Lake Regional Park 
  • Eastman Nature Center (Elm Creek Park Reserve)
  • French Regional Park 
  • Gale Woods Farm
  • Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve)
  • Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
  • Richardson Nature Center (Hyland Lake Park Reserve)

See a full list of all winter equipment available to rent in Three Rivers. 

*sales tax not included.

Programs and Events

Upcoming snowshoeing programs and events.

Watch a video about snowshoeing at Three Rivers

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Other things to do

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

A man walks two dogs on leashes on a paved trail.

Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, turf, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash unless in a designated dog off-leash area. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.

Geocaching

Geocaching

Two girls using a GPS unit

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure.

Hiking

Hiking

A turf trail passes by a sign that says "hiking trail."

One of the best ways to explore year-round is to head out for a hike on the extensive trail system in Three Rivers. Trails wind through the woodland, grassland and wetland habitats of many species of wildlife. You’ll be amazed at what you might see along the way.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Two women cross-country ski on a sunny day.

Three Rivers features 80 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.

Downhill Ski Area

Downhill and Telemark Skiing

Skier mule kicking in the air

Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek offer downhill ski areas for all skill levels, from training hills to Olympic-level training jumps. The downhill ski areas feature snowmaking and well-groomed hills for unbeatable winter fun.

Skijoring and Dog Sledding

Skijoring & Dog Sledding

Women on skis with dog pulling

If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding.