Outdoors

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

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.

Mobility can be difficult for some people whether young or old. That’s why Edina’s first barrier-free playground, created by Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground, was installed at Rosland Park.

When most people think of winter sports, their minds usually go to hockey, skiing or even indoor basketball. For Kellen Chapuran, however, winter means snocross season. Kellen’s father, Mike, used to race snowmobiles back in his early 20s and had always hoped his son would want to race, too.

Some people consider camping strictly a summer activity. But since most Minnesotans aren’t afraid to get outdoors in the wintertime, camping should be no exception. Edina’s Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Boy Scout Troop #123 knows how it’s done.

Looking for some great ideas to transform your already beautiful landscape into an ethereal dreamscape?

The joy of summer is a picnic in June. Splendid Minnesota weather and fine food make for a perfect day. Why limit your picnic basket to the usual potato salad, fruit and cold chicken? Pack some of these local specialties for your next spread.

People have traditionally looked to travel to find themselves. Summer Hills-Bonczyk reflects that travel takes many forms: It can be a vacation, a trip, even a journey.

Some studies show that walking can provide some of the same health benefits as running, without the intense stress on your joints and respiratory system. Check out this phone app and trail information that will keep walking in Edina fresh and exciting.

It takes a good deal of preparation and patience to create a garden that you can be really proud of. Larry Cipolla, Hennepin County master gardener, has provided some handy advice for prepping and starting your garden in May.

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