Outdoors

Boy holding an apple

When autumn’s cooler temperatures roll in, the gorgeous fall weather creates a perfect setting for getting outdoors to enjoy the change in season. What’s a better way to welcome fall exploring a bit of greater Minnesota and all it has to offer.

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.

Pitch a glamping tent in your backyard.

Backyard camping is a timeless outdoor experience, but can take a bit of effort and supplies to prep for a night or two under the stars. Luckily, Pitched Mpls. can bring a luxurious camping experiences right to your backyard for you.

Dog in dog-safe yard

With pet ownership comes spending more time outdoors, which is healthy for owners and their pets.

Edina Garden Council members Julie Swann and Betty Workinger

Gardens are not a static thing. They are alive and change over time, requiring thoughtful nurture to remain vibrant, lest they languish.

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.

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