Upcoming Trips

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  1. Wed, 6:00 pm
    Jun 1
    • Day trip

    Spring Bird Walk: Old Cedar Road Bridge — Bloomington, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking Other Summer Activities

    If you are interested in birds or just interested in finding out if you might be interested, join this spring birding walk. No experience is required, but experienced birders are welcome and encouraged to come and help. We will locate and identify birds, as well as talk about them. No signup is required, just show up. Membership in Rovers is not required, and beginning birders (or those curious to find out what it is about and who does this type of thing) are welcome.

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    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  2. Thu - Sun
    Jun 2 - 5
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    2016 Rovers Astronomy Weekend — Wildcat Mountain State Park, Ontario, WI

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Paddling Other Summer Activities

    During the day go hiking in the park, biking along the historic Sparta/Elroy bike trail, birding from the viewpoint and paddling along the nearby Kickapoo River. We will plan a group paddle on Sat. June 4th. There may also be rock climbing at Devil’s Lake state park (an hour away). At night, join members of the Minnesota Astronomical Society to observe the stars and planets with large telescopes from two group campsites atop Wildcat Mountain. This year’s focuses will be Mars and Saturn, as well as various deep-sky objects and comets. When clear, we will be limiting camp fires to maximize sky transparency.

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    Coordinator(s): Suresh S.  – 612-910-0444
  3. Tue, 6:15 pm
    Jun 7
    • Day trip

    Tuesday Night Hike — AMAZING Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking Social and Special Events Day Trips

    Make the trek for an AMAZING hiking experience at Lake Elmo Park Reserve in Lake Elmo, MN. The HIKE will be a 6.3 mile loop (2 hour max. time) around Lake Margaret—Brown’s Pond & swinging past the southern portion of Lake Elmo. We will see cranes, deer, turkey, various songbirds — and perhaps raptors!

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    Coordinator(s): Rorie B.  – 405-406-9001
  4. Sat, 12:00 pm
    Jun 11
    • Day trip

    National Get Outdoors Day Event w/REI — Powderhorn Park - Minneapolis, MN

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

    National Get Outdoors Day is a nationwide event that offers those new to outdoor activities an opportunity to try them out for FREE. Join us at Powderhorn Park to play outside! There will be lots of activities including: canoeing, fishing, archery, mountain biking, wilderness camping etiquette, fire arms safety at the laser shooting range, kids’ outdoor activities, climbing wall. Enjoy food, live music, prize give-aways and more! I am looking for 10 volunteers to help REI with roasting marshmallows and playing camp games at the event with guests.

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    Coordinator(s): Monika K.  – 763-222-4010
  5. Fri - Sun
    Jun 17 - 19

    Mountain Biking and Hiking — Hayward/Cable Area, Wisconsin

    Summer Trips Bicycling

    Another chance for you to enjoy a weekend of mountain biking through the Chequamegon National Forest Region of NW Wisconsin (Cable/Hayward).The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) off-road bike trail system consists of over 300 miles of marked and mapped routes through a near-wilderness area of striking beauty and peaceful solitude.

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    Coordinator(s): Scott & Jodi S.
  6. Thu - Mon
    Jun 30 - Jul 4

    4th of July Group Camping Weekend — Gooseberry Falls State Park, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking Paddling

    Camp at Pebble Creek group camp site (the only group site along the shore of Lake Superior!) at Gooseberry Falls State Park for the Fourth of July Weekend. Group is limited to 30 people, and 5 spots will be held until June 15 for new members who have joined in 2016.

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    Coordinator(s): Venke D.  – 612-655-5702
    Chris D.  – 612-751-8671
  7. Tue - Mon
    Jul 5 - 11

    Winnipeg Folk Festival — Birds Hill Provincial Park, Canada

    Summer Trips Camping Hiking Other Summer Activities

    This used to be an annual Rovers trip in the ‘70s and ‘80s and I have wanted to go ever since I heard about it! There will be 4 days of folk music on 10 stages in a beautiful provincial park just outside of Winnipeg with hiking and a beach.The 4-day ticket includes the admission and camping. The performers will announced on March 10 and Early Bird tickets go on sale March 11.

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    Coordinator(s): Joannie J.  – 612-812-6445
  8. Fri - Sun
    Jul 15 - 17
    • New

    Biking & Paddling at Cuyuna & Father Hennepin — Father Hennepin State Park, Group Site #2, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Paddling

    We had *so much fun* on the Easter Cuyuna yurt trip that we decided to go back when we can actually ride on the mountain bike trails and bring our kayaks. This time, though, we’ll be staying at a group site at
    Father Hennepin State Park. Options will include hiking, cycling around Mille Lacs, exploring the Croft Mine, or playing at Cuyuna Recreation Area.

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    Coordinator(s): Sue W.  – 612-803-2424
  9. Sat, 9:00 am
    Jul 16
    • Day trip

    Buckthorn Pull at Elm Creek Park Reserve MN Rovers Woodlot — Champlin, MN

    Social and Special Events Conservation

    MN has 2% of original forest remnant and MN Rovers has adopted a remnant oak forest. Help pull buckthorn or use the weed puller to free the natives to take over! Those working at least 3 hours will get a MN Rover cap while supplies last. Come see the progress we’ve made so far and give our forests a fighting chance.

    Meet at 10200 Gooselake Parkway, Champlin. This is Highpoint Park. We will walk the short paved bike trail into the woodlot.

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    Coordinator(s): cheryl B.  – 763-607-1096
    Tom H.  – 651-338-7028
  10. Fri - Sun
    Aug 12 - 14

    Hiking, Road and Mountain Biking, and Paddling at McCarthy Beach State Park — 20 Miles North of Hibbing, MN

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Paddling Other Summer Activities

    A sandy beach, 5 interconnected lakes for paddling (canoe, paddleboard and kayak rental available), 18 miles of hiking and 17 miles of of mountain bike trails through pine, aspen and birch, road biking in the park and on the nearby paved Mesabi Trail.

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    Coordinator(s): Stephanie S.
    Paul S.
  11. Fri - Mon
    Sep 16 - 19
    • Trip is full

    Beginner Backpacking — Superior Hiking Trail & Crosby-Manitou SP, MN

    Summer Trips Camping Hiking

    New to backpacking? Join us for a beginner trip on the Superior Hiking Trail and Crosby-Manitou State Park! Crosby-Manitou is different than most Minnesota State Parks. Despite its stunning beauty, it is one of the least visited parks because it is designed for backpackers with rugged trails and remote, rustic campsites. It is truly a gem of the Minnesota State Park system. This trip is designed for beginners:

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    Coordinator(s): Alison H.  – 612-384-3797
    Adam G.  – 515-229-2463
  12. Sat - Fri
    Sep 17 - 23

    Black Hills Climbing & More — Custer State Park, South Dakota

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking

    Camp in Stockade Lake Group Site. Pay only for nights you stay there. NEW: Climbers must have a predetermined climbing partner to climb with. Area offers trad & sport climbing at all levels of ability. Devils Tower is 2 hours away for those who want to ‘side-trip’ to climb there. NON-CLIMBERS WELCOME

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    Coordinator(s): Rob C.  – 651-230-2277
  13. Fri - Sun
    Sep 30 - Oct 2
    • Special event

    Fall Extravaganza **Save the Date** — William O'Brien State Park, MN

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

    This is Rovers’ “welcome & check us out trip” for everybody who likes the outdoors and wants to know what Rovers is all about even before becoming a member. It will take place at beautiful William O’Brien State Park

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    Coordinator(s): Pat G.  – 651-210-7839
    Shelly G.