Upcoming Trips in Summer Trips category

Browse past trips: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

  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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  2. Wed, 6:00 pm
    Apr 26
    • Day trip

    Birding Walk at Bass Ponds — Bloomington, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking Social and Special Events Day Trips

    An evening birding hike at Bass Ponds which is just SE of the Mall of America. At the light on 24th Avenue (extension of Old Shakopee Rd) and 86th Street, turn east one block to a one lane gravel road (that means go straight) for about 70 yards to the parking area. No experience is required, but experienced birders are welcome and encouraged to come and help

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  3. Fri - Mon
    Apr 28 - May 1

    Border Route Trail Clearing — Topper Lake, MN

    Summer Trips Camping Hiking Trail Maintenance

    Early Friday, April 28th, the morning the crew will drive up to the access trail head, hike into the Topper Lake camp, setup a base camp, and spend the rest of the day trail clearing on the BRT. to the west of the camp. Saturday and Sunday trail clearing will continue on the BRT. The crew will hike out on Monday and return home.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Chris F.  – 952-807-6688
  4. 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Ron H.  – 651-774-9151
    Cheryl B.  – 763-607-1096
  5. Wed -
    May 10 -

    Birding Walk at Snail Lake Regional Park — Shoreview, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Hiking

    A Birding Walk at Snail Lake Regional Park which is located in Shoreview (55126) at 4191 Snail Lake Blvd. Take 694 to Victoria exit (exit 43B). North on Victoria 0.5 mile, past Gramsie Rd to Snail Lake Blvd. Right on Snail Lake Blvd. Continue on Snail Lake Blvd. past large parking lot on left. After road curves, take a left into the second parking lot by the lake. No experience is required, but experienced birders are welcome and encouraged to come and help.Meet at 6 P,M.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  6. Thu - Sun
    May 11 - 14

    Duncan Lake 1 — Border Route trail, Minnesoata

    Summer Trips Trail Maintenance

    Thursday evening, May 11th, the crew will drive up to a bunkhouse or ranger cabin and stay overnight. Friday the crew will paddle from the “West” Bearskin landing to a campsite on Duncan Lake (includes a 1/4 mile portage), setup a base camp and spend the rest of the day trail clearing on the BRT and trail clearing will continue on Saturday.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Tom S.  – 651-484-8606
  7. Fri - Sun
    May 12 - 14

    Spring Extravaganza — Afton State Park, MN

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

    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.

    Registration will start on March 15th!

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Sandy A.
    Kim L. (Registration)
  8. 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Barry S.
  9. Wed, 6:00 pm
    May 17
    • Day trip

    Birding Walk at Wood Lake Nature Center — Richfield, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Hiking

    For this terrific birding walk at Wood Lake Nature Center: Meet at the parking lot for Wood Lake NC in Richfield at 6pm (6710 Lake Shore Dr S Richfield, MN 55423). No experience is required, but experienced birders are welcome and encouraged to come and help. We will locate and identify bird and will also talk about them.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  10. 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

    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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Suresh S.  – 612-910-0444
  11. Fri - Sun
    May 19 - 21

    Mountain Biking, Orienteering, and Hiking — CAMBA Trails, NW Wisconsin

    Summer Trips Bicycling Hiking

    Weekend of mountain biking for all levels 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Scott & Jodi S.
  12. Sun, 10:45 am
    May 21
    • Day trip

    Bicycling the Minneopa and Red Jacket Trail — Mankato, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Bicycling

    This casual bike ride around Mankato will be about 27 miles and will include a ride to Minneopa State Park, a short hike to the falls, and will continue to the Red Jacket Bridge, Rapidan, and a return on the Red Jacket Trail. A highlight will include a visit to the Dam Store for pie and/or lunch.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Doug J.  – 507-420-8839
    Heidi H.  – 952-240-4105
  13. Fri - Mon
    May 26 - 29

    Duncan Lake 3 — Border Route Trail, Minnesota

    Summer Trips Trail Maintenance

    Friday evening, May 26th, the crew will drive up to a bunkhouse or ranger cabin and stay overnight. Saturday the crew will paddle from the “West” Bearskin landing to a campsite on Duncan Lake (includes a 1/4 mile portage), setup a base camp and spend the rest of the day trail clearing on the BRT. The crew will continue trail clearing on Sunday.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Tom S.  – 651-484-8606
  14. 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.

    View trip details »

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

    Birding Walk at Old Cedar Road Bridge — Bloomington, MN

    Summer Trips Hiking

    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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  16. Fri - Sun
    Jun 23 - 25

    Adventure Racing and/or Mountain Biking — Cable, Wisconsin

    Summer Trips Bicycling Hiking Paddling

    Stubborn Mule Adventure Race. Representing Team Rovers for the third year in a row, it’s a blast, so we’re doing it again! Three Rovers will be doing the 12-hour race. There is also a 5-hour race and a 30-hour race. Come cheer us on, create your own team, go solo, or just come up and bike or hike on your own on some of the best trails in the Midwest!

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Scott & Jodi S.
  17. Fri - Wed
    Jun 30 - Jul 5

    Mountain Biking and Hiking — Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

    Summer Trips Bicycling Hiking

    Join us on a long holiday weekend to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula. There are tons of mountain biking trails as well as hiking, sightseeing, beaches, lighthouses, etc. We’ll head up Friday after work, stay at a motel along the way then head to Copper Harbor where we’ll check out the trails and camp at Lake Fanny Hooe two nights, then move on to the Houghton area for two more days of riding, camping, and exploring.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Scott & Jodi S.
  18. 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Mike S.  – 952-997-2986
  19. Sat - Sun
    Sep 9 - 17

    Black Hills Climbing Plus — Calvin Coolidge Group Camp Area, South Dakota

    Summer Trips Bicycling Camping Climbing Hiking

    There is a NEW Camp at CALVIN COOLIDGE GROUP AREA. Pay only for nights you stay there. 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 as there are many hiking trails in the area and Wind Cave and Badlands National Parks and Jewel Cave National Monument.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Rob C.  – 651-230-2277
  20. 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Bob J.  – 971-275-3878
  21. 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): Sandy A.
    Kim L (Registration)
  22. 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.

    View trip details »

    Coordinator(s): None yet