We wanted to give you a heads up to some of the most exciting Christmas experiences happening this year. We’ll soon have an all-encompassing list for your family, but here are our Top Ten that you won’t want to miss – get them on your calendar! Read More
Lee Kerfoot, owner of Kerfoot Canopy Tour and Brainerd Zip Line Tours (aka Minnesota Zip Lines & Adventures), likes to surprise us with invitations to do the next terrifying thing. And I surprise myself by saying yes.
Our first zipline experience was at Kerfoot. While I had heart palpitations going into the experience, I came out ready to zip again (see our article here). My husband and I got another chance, only this time in Thailand. And our Thailand experience was not pleasant. I wanted to be back with my Minnesota guides and their kindness and patience. Even my husband, who does not have a fear of heights, said the same thing. Read More
If your plan is to make a day of it in Stillwater with kids, make sure to include a stop at Teddy Bear Park. I did just that not long ago, expecting the park to appeal mainly to my preschooler. And yes, she very much liked the train car play equipment and the climbing structure made to resemble the Stillwater Lift Bridge. She also got as cuddly as one can get with a giant granite teddy bear.
The pleasant surprise was how much my 5 and 7-year-old daughters enjoyed the engineered wall of cliffs that forms the southern boundary of the park. They loved the scooped-out little seats, tiny stairs built into the rocks, and, of course, flinging themselves off the cliffs into the sand more times than I could count. My two ground rules: no jumping off anything higher than Mom’s head, and no sprained ankles before the Minnesota State Fair!
Find this sweet little park at 216 4th St N, Stillwater, Minnesota.
Hours: 8am – 8pm daily, mid-April through mid-October