Upcoming Trips

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  1. Sat, 12:00 pm
    Feb 25
    • Day trip

    Oriental Bittersweet Hunt — Elm Creek Park Reserve, MN

    Social and Special Events Conservation Day Trips

    Join Three Rivers Park District’s battle against Oriental Bittersweet, an invasive vine, by participating in an “Invasive Blitz” at Elm Creek Park Reserve on Saturday, February 25! We will be hiking off-trail on uneven terrain in areas usually off-limits to the public. We’ll be looking for the brightly-colored red berries of the vine from Noon until 3 p.m.

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    Coordinator(s): Ron H.  – 651-774-9151
  2. 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, Sunday at 3 PM, 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Sun, 3:00 pm
    Apr 23
    • Day trip

    Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition — Bunker Hills Regional Park, Coon Rapids, MN

    Social and Special Events Official Event

    Did you volunteer in 2016 for the Minnesota Rovers? Maybe you coordinated a trip, staffed a booth at the Expo, helped at an Extravaganza, or served as a board member—to name just a few. If so, we are throwing a party in your honor!!!! The Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Reception will be held at Bunker Hills from 3:00-5:00 with outdoor activities taking place earlier in the day.

    RSVP by March 10th using the survey in Trip Details! (We need to know how many people are coming so we can purchase SWAG!) DEADLINE TO RSVP: March 10.

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    Coordinator(s): Stacey G.  – 612-207-2806
  6. 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
  7. 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 starts Feb. 19.

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    Coordinator(s): Suresh S.  – 612-910-0444
  8. Fri - Sun
    Jul 14 - 16

    Camping and Dragonfly Survey — Kilen Woods State Park, Minnesota, Jackson County

    Summer Trips Camping Other Summer Activities

    Camping and conducting a survey for dragonflies and damselflies at Kilen Woods State Park in southwest Minnesota, in coordination with the Minnesota Dragonfly Society. The survey will result with a list of dragonflies and damselflies for the Park as well as add to our knowledge of those species.

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    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  9. Fri - Fri
    Sep 22 - Oct 6

    Boats, Bikes, Boots, and Beer: Canal Boating in England — Cheshire, England

    Summer Trips Bicycling Hiking Other Summer Activities

    This is a two-week canal boat trip in the county of Cheshire, in west central England, near the Welsh border. The canal boat will be our moving base of operations, a sort of floating RV with a kitchen, bathrooms, showers and bedrooms. Each day we will cruise down the canal, through the lovely English countryside, for about 4-5 hours, leaving us six to eight hours each day to explore scenic villages, ancient castles and churches, and dramatic overlooks.

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    Coordinator(s): Bob J.  – 971-275-3878
  10. 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
  11. 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