Upcoming Trips in Other Summer Activities category

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  1. Wed - Wed
    Apr 26 - May 31

    Spring Birding Walks (multiple Wednesdays) — Various Locations, Twin Cities Metro

    Summer Trips Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    The walks are on Wednesdays, beginning April 26 with the last scheduled one on Wednesday, May 31 (Note: no scheduled birding walk on May 3). 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. Sat, 9:00 am
    May 6
    • Day trip
    • Beginners welcome

    Bash the Buckthorn at the MN Rovers Woodlot — Elm Creek Park Reserve, MN

    Summer Trips Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Conservation Day Trips

    You can help ensure the health of our woodlot by helping pull and stack buckthorn, an invasive species which hinders growth of native plants, on Saturday, May 6, from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. This is also a chance to see the progress we’ve made so far and give our little slice of forest a fighting chance.

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    Coordinator(s): Ron H.  – 651-774-9151
    Cheryl B.  – 763-607-1096
  3. Tue, 7:00 pm
    May 16
    • Day trip

    Gear Swap — Como Park, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Other Summer Activities Social and Special Events Day Trips

    We are going to have a Gear Swap at the first Tuesday Outdoor Rover Meeting at Como Park! There will be Quality Gear from people who know their stuff. So, GOT GEAR?

    Are you doing Spring cleaning? Have Unused gear cluttering your house? Sell it at the Swap! Need Gear? Trying a new sport? Looking for advice? Find it at the Swap! Set up starts at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public, feel free to bring friends and family.

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    Coordinator(s): Barry S.
  4. Fri - Mon
    May 19 - 22
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    2017 Rovers Astronomy Weekend — Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Hiking Paddling Other Summer Activities


    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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Fri - Fri
    Sep 22 - Oct 6
    • Trip is full
    • Wait list open

    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
  8. 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