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.

Even better than watching Internet dog videos is seeing your dog(s) have playful outdoor experiences. Six years ago, Edina established its first off-leash dog park in Van Valkenburg Park. And the city’s four-legged friends aren’t the only ones that appreciate this outdoor freedom.

When Bruce and Tracy Mooty bought their home on Lake Cornelia, they were perfectly aware that the 1950s rambler needed to be razed. “The house was actually in pretty bad disrepair,” Bruce Mooty says. No one had lived in it for nearly a year, and some woodpeckers had decided to call it home.

The lake life is a life we love. We flock to lake shores in the summer to pass our days near them and in them, and in the winter we embrace the ice with skates and ice-fishing houses. The lakes have, and always will be, a part of our Minnesota identity.

Outdoor concerts will take place at Centennial Lakes Park every Monday through Thursday and on Sundays through August.

If there’s one thing Minnesotans love to do in the summer, it’s get outside.

Every year, the Edina Garden Council (EGC) makes Edina a more beautiful place.

Duck. Rabbit. Cricket.

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.

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