Outdoors

children with chicken

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

Bikes on a Twin Cities bike trail.

Take up biking with two easy and scenic trails.

Kayak the Creek owner Tamara Nugteren stands with a paddle and kayak.

Take an urban paddle adventure along Minnehaha Creek.

Kayakers on the St. Croix River

You need not travel far to experience the great outdoors.

The ice skating rink at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina

Everything you want to know about the City of Edina's ice skating rinks.

Outdoor activities for kids need not always be about typical team sports. Some kids and teens prefer more individual challenges like skateboarding.

Green grass may be the hallmark of the home, but terrific turf doesn’t just happen. Take charge. Armed with the right tools and proper plans, any homeowner can turn lawn-care duty into a stress-relieving hobby.

On any given summer night, Edina teenager Henry Adams lies in his hammock, watching hungry mosquitos buzz into the netting above.

Arbor Day has roots entrenched into history. The idea of planting and celebrating trees goes back centuries to Spain and migrated to the U.S. nearly 150 years ago. Forests were planted in Nebraska and the idea spread nationwide.

April nights are perfect for enjoying time with friends and family under the stars around a backyard fire pit, or pulling up a comfortable chair in front of an outdoor fireplace.

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