Outdoors

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

Halfway between ice-in and ice-out, February is prime time for ice fishing with the family. The Department of Natural Resources recommends McColl Pond in Savage or Wolfe Lake in St.

Snowshoeing: Slower in pace, this pastime invites us to take a look around; it’s perfect for those clear, bright winter days.

Even in the coldest temperatures, running outside doesn’t have to slow down if you’re prepared. “It’s all about the windproof outer shell and high-tech, lighter-weight fabrics,” says Paul Horan, Gear Running Store owner.

When sitting on a roller coaster, you probably don’t marvel at the feat of engineering you’re experiencing. However, without a very smart person behind the scenes focusing on every twist and turn, your safety would be at risk.

An Edina gardener makes peace with the Minnesota rabbit population.

Edina gardener Rosanne Malevich adds interest to her landscape with a collection of rabbit sculptures. Beginning with one statue, a gift from her husband 10 years ago, the Malevichs’ collection has grown to more than 15 bunnies in various spots around their yard.

Wendy and Keith Witherspoon and their daughters enjoy a day at Alden Park. From left to right, Madelyn, Amelia and Olive.

Edina is home to nearly 40 parks and recreational facilities. Each of these spaces is specially designed and offers plenty of ways to enjoy most any summer activity. Where’s the best spot to enjoy a sunset? Go for a bike ride? Take the kids for a play date?

A low cell phone signal, a breath of fresh air, a dive into a cool lake on a humid summer afternoon and s’mores are ingredients for a perfect summer day. They are also the makings of a perfect camping trip, sans mosquitoes, of course.

Guidance from an expert designer can help you create a lovely and low maintenance landscape.

Whether you love outdoor entertaining or simply crave a tranquil garden space to unwind after a long day, creating a lovely landscape requires planning.

Lace up your running shoes and hit the trail.

Nick Landon works on a piece of clay art. Classes at Edina Art Center introduce children to a variety of media and techniques.

What are your kiddos up to this summer? Hopefully they’re enjoying a well-deserved break from the classroom, hanging out with friends, enjoying the great outdoors and brushing up on their ice-cream-eating expertise.

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