Outdoors

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.

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.

When he was 17, Mike Korman showed up at a Philadelphia flight school and said he wanted to learn to fly. An instructor told him he needed only two things: money and time. With neither resource in great supply, he had to walk away. “For 30 years I waited,” he says.

Minnesotans know there is no better way to get through these long frosty months than with some outdoor winter activities. However, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in the fun of skating and sledding that before long, you realize your fingers feel frozen and your toes are numb.

Edina hockey is growing, says Susie Miller, general manager at Braemar Arena. The culture of playing hockey outdoors and braving the Minnesota weather is also popular again. Despite the bitter cold, Edina residents skate outdoors throughout winter at many of the city’s outdoor rinks.

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