National Get Outdoors Day Round Up – 2023

National Get Outdoors Day - Instructor showing children how to use bow and arrow at Powderhorn Park

National Get Outdoors Day is June 10, 2023. Started in 2008, this day is intended to inspire and motivate Americans to get outside for a “healthy, fun day of outdoor adventure”. While the original website has since been taken down, the day itself has taken off. Parks across the nation continue to celebrate each year.

Fun Twin Cities Outdoor Events

Free Entrance to Washington County Parks

Washington County Parks has designated Get Outdoors day as a free day to visit county Parks without purchasing a vehicle permit. Read more here and explore this list of county parks with their beautiful beaches, hiking trails and playgrounds.

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Lake Elmo Park Reserve – Swim Beach

National Get Outdoors – Take a Kid Fishing

If you’re thinking fishing sounds great, check out one of the 10 Best Fishing Holes in the Twin Cities.

girl with fishing pole

Get Outdoors Day Events Across the State

Minnesota State Parks

National Get Outdoors Day is a free admission day at Minnesota State Park again in 2023. Many parks offer free activities — including free Kid’s Discovery Kits and loaner fishing equipment, GPS units and birding kits to borrow for a day of exploration.

My daughter and her friend recently took advantage of the loaner fishing equipment. We recommend bringing your own live bait. The kids didn’t have any the first day, but brought some the second day. It made all the difference in their success.

Find activities at the State Park of your choice with this State Park Event Finder tool.  We are lucky to have 8 Twin Cities Metro-Area Minnesota State Parks that are close enough for a spontaneous day visit.

Minneopa State Park

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