Upcoming Trips in Other Summer Activities category

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  1. Wed, 6:00 pm
    May 24
    • Day trip
    • Beginners welcome

    Birding Walk at Richardson Nature Center — Bloomington, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking Other Summer Activities Other Beginners welcome Day Trips

    For this excellent birding walk at Richardson Nature Center: Meet at the parking lot at 8737 E Bush Lake Rd Bloomington, MN 55438. 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.

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    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  2. Fri - Mon
    May 26 - 29
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    Hiking, Bison Watching, Rock Climbing, Bicycling and Paddling in SW MN & SE South Dakota — Palisades State Park, South Dakota

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking Paddling Other Summer Activities

    A trifecta of state park fun! Palisades SP (SD) has pink quartzite bluffs overlooking the rushing water of Split Rock Creek. Less than 25 minutes away are Blue Mounds SP, the city of Luverne (home of Bradenburg Gallery and Take 16 Brewing), Split Rock Creek SP, and the Sioux Falls Bike Trail. Palisades SP offers beautiful views, bluffs for rock climbing, and Split Rock Creek for whitewater paddling. Blue Mounds SP offers bison watching and 13 miles of hiking trails past quartzite cliffs, tallgrass prairie, and prickly pear cacti. Split Rock Creek SP offers paddling on Split Rock Lake (Boats available for rent) and another 4.5 miles of hiking. For bikers, Sioux Falls has a 26 mile paved trail around the city outskirts.

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    Coordinator(s): Paul S.  – 612-594-6224
    Stephanie S.
  3. Wed, 6:00 pm
    May 31
    • Day trip
    • Beginners welcome

    Birding Walk at Old Cedar Road Bridge — Bloomington, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking Other Summer Activities Other Beginners welcome Day Trips

    This very interesting birding walk is by the Old Cedar Road Bridge: This area is also referred to as the Historic Cedar Avenue Minnesota River Crossing and also the Long Meadow Bridge. 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.

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    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  4. Fri - Sun
    Jul 14 - 16
    • Family friendly

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

    Summer Trips Camping Other Summer Activities Other Family friendly

    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
  5. Fri - Fri
    Sep 22 - Oct 6
    • Trip is full

    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
  6. Fri - Sun
    Oct 13 - 15

    Fall camping & more along the Mississippi at Frontenac — Frontenac State Park, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Other Summer Activities Other 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): Carrie K
    Suresh S