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  1. Sat, 11:00 am
    Jan 21
    • Day trip
    • Beginners welcome

    Winter Trails Day @ Fort Snelling State Park! — Beach Area - 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, Minnesota

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing Downhill Skiing Snowshoeing Winter Camping Other Winter Actvities Social and Special Events Day Trips Social Events

    Get outside to celebrate and enjoy winter! REI experts, Fort Snelling State Park and local outdoor organizations will provide free activities that show how fun winter can be. Activities include: snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skijoring, ice fishing, ice sculpting, naturalist guided hikes, traditional ice harvesting, winter camping info, learn to build a quinzee (like an igloo made of snow).

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Minnesota Rovers will once again assist REI and Fort Snelling staff with free activities that showcase how much fun winter can be! We will be staffing the snowshoe area from 11am - 4pm.

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    Coordinator(s): Monika K.  – 763-222-4010
  2. Thu - Mon
    Jan 26 - 30
    • Trip is full

    Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Porkies — Porcupine Mountains State Park, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing Downhill Skiing Snowshoeing Other Winter Actvities

    Ski and Snowshoe at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula- 5.5 hours from the Twin Cities. We will be staying at the Kuag Wudjoo Lodge.The ski trails are geared toward intermediate skiers rather than beginners. Downhill skiing/snowboarding at the ski hill is also an option.

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    Coordinator(s): Darcy A.  – 651-308-1669
    Jim R.  – 763-772-6453
  3. Fri - Mon
    Feb 3 - 6
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    Bayfield Skiing and Snowshoeing — Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing

    Join us for 2 or 3 days of cross country skiing and/or snowshoeing, watch the start of a dog sled race, and if Lake Superior is frozen we will go to the ice caves and drive out to Madeline Island. We are in an old bed and breakfast (which has a 4-person sauna) that Seagull Bay Motel bought. It overlooks Lake Superior and you can snowshoe from the motel. There are also five motel rooms that we will be occupying.

    Four spots will be saved for new Rovers (joined in 2016) until Dec. 31st.

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    Coordinator(s): Frank T.  – 763-784-5901
    Kim L. (Registration)  – 612-729-5811
  4. Fri - Sun
    Feb 17 - 19
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    Cross-Country Ski - WI Chippewa Moraine Area and Blue Hills — New Auburn, WI

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing Downhill Skiing Snowshoeing

    Arriving on Friday at 6:00 pm at Main Street Cafe in downtown Bloomer, WI (dinner on your own). After dinner, we leave for my cabin near New Auburn WI. Saturday, cross-country skiing at the Blue Hills, downhill skiing at the Christie Mountain ski area which is nearby, or snowshoe at the Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center. Sunday –cross-country ski at Hickory Ridge.

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    Coordinator(s): Jim H.  – 612-290-1857
  5. Fri - Mon
    Feb 17 - 20
    • Beginners welcome
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    Ski and Snowshoe — Itasca State Park, Minnesota

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Other Winter Actvities

    Enjoy a winter wonderland at Itasca State Park Hostel. Ski in/ski out and snowshoe on groomed trails - both classic and skate ski. Hike to headwaters of the Mississippi River nearby, take a night walk on beautiful Lake Itasca, enjoy a good book in a comfy chair by the fireplace in the evening or join in games that usually take place in the large dining room.

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    Coordinator(s): Adam G.  – 515-229-2463
    Jerry J.  – 612-925-4327
  6. Sun, 3:00 pm
    Feb 26
    • Day trip
    • Family friendly

    Family focused- Story Stroll at Richardson — Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington, MN

    Winter Trips Other Winter Actvities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    Join us at Richardson Nature center, as we hike through the pages of “In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? This short story hike is .5 miles- perfect for kids just starting to hike (or snowshoe, if you’d like) Those wanting more mileage can add the Oak loop, for a total of 1.25 miles.

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    Coordinator(s): Tess Y.  – 612-978-7906
  7. Fri - Thu
    Mar 3 - 9

    North Shore Trek — Cook County, MN

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing

    I have skied the past two North Shore Treks and am registered this year for the March 3-8 North Shore Trek. I estimate skiing 100 km in the first 2 1/2 days, followed by a day of rest (with great ski trails available), then 40 km from Bearskin Lodge to Gunflint Lodge. We could use people to shuttle cars who don’t want to ski the full distance each day.

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    Coordinator(s): David B.  – 612-214-3219
  8. Fri - Sun
    Mar 3 - 5
    • Beginners welcome
    • Family friendly
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center — Hackensack, MN

    Winter Trips Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing

    Yep, Rovers are headed to Deep Portage again. Join us at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center in Hackensack (north of Brainerd) for a pleasant, carefree weekend of winter fun. Activities include skiing (11 miles of groomed trails for traditional cross-country), snowshoeing, ice fishing (you just need your license), climbing wall, stargazing from the fire tower, reading or socializing by the fireplace with a glass of wine, enjoying the outdoor campfire ring.

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    Coordinator(s): Jill A.  – 651-343-2416
    Katie P.
  9. Fri - Sun
    May 12 - 14

    Spring Extravaganza — Afton State Park, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking Paddling Social and Special Events Official Event

    SAVE THE DATE for the Spring Extravaganza! This event occurs every spring and fall and is an opportunity for non-members or newer members to learn more about the club, along side seasoned MN Rover members! There will be organized activities for all levels of participation, from beginner to experienced.

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    Coordinator(s): Shelly
  10. Fri - Mon
    May 19 - 22

    2017 Rovers Astronomy Weekend — Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Paddling Other Summer Activities

    SAVE THE DATE!!

    Join us for the third annual Rovers Astronomy Weekend at beautiful Wildcat Mountain state park near Ontario, WI.

    During the day, we will hike around the park, bird watch from the viewpoints, bike along the nearby Sparta Elroy trail and do another group paddle down the Kickapoo river.

    At night, our friends from the Minnesota Astronomical Society and the Northwest Suburban Astronomers from Chicago will show us the night sky through large telescopes… so Save The Date!!

    Registration will start in February.

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    Coordinator(s): Suresh S.  – 612-910-0444
  11. Fri - Sun
    Sep 29 - Oct 1

    Fall Extravaganza — Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking Paddling Social and Special Events Official Event

    SAVE THE DATE for the Fall Extravaganza! This event occurs every spring and fall and is an opportunity for non-members or newer members to learn more about the club, along side seasoned MN Rover members! There will be organized activities for all levels of participation, from beginner to experienced.

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    Coordinator(s): Shelly
  12. Fri - Sun
    Oct 13 - 15

    SAVE THE DATE! Fall camping & more along the Mississippi — Frontenac State Park, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    We had so much fun on Suresh’s trip to Frontenac in Oct 2016 that we’re teaming up with him to do it again for 2017. Group campsite for 35 people has been reserved.

    PLEASE NOTE: you will be able to sign up for this trip starting late August 2017 once we have final costs and details available.

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    Coordinator(s): None yet