National Get Outdoors Day Round Up – Explore All The Fun You Can Have Outdoors!


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National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 13th this year. Each year Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis hosts an event.  I have the details on that below along with a list of State Park events:

MINNEAPOLIS

Powderhorn Park: 3400 15th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Time: noon – 4 p.m.

You don’t have to leave town to Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day; Powderhorn Park is the Minneapolis location. Riding your bike or busing to the event is encouraged. Otherwise please park on a side street. If you do decide to bike, REI bike technicians will be available to offer a free safety check on your bike.  Like any good outdoor festival, there will be live music and food available. Activities offered include:

  • canoeing
  • stand up paddleboarding
  • marshmallow roasting
  • camp games
  • geocaching
  • fishing
  • dog fitness activities
  • portaging
  • camp etiquette and gun safety
  • archery
  • mountain biking
  • kids’ outdoor activities
  • climbing wall
  • wading pool

GREATER MINNESOTA

National Get Outdoors Day is a free admission day at Minnesota State Parks.  Many of them are offering 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. They didn’t have any the first day, but brought some the second day. It made all the difference in their success.

 Below are several events your family can participate in at the State Parks.

05/16/15 – 09/26/15

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

05/22/15 – 08/31/15

Interstate State Park

Pothole Exploration Tours

05/22/15 – 09/06/15

Sibley State Park

Interpretive Center Open Hours

05/23/15 – 08/15/15

Frontenac State Park

Nature Hike

05/24/15 – 07/12/15

Lake Bemidji State Park

Bog-watcher Sundays May 24-July 12

05/24/15 – 08/30/15

Lake Bemidji State Park

Performing Arts On Stage Sundays May-August

05/24/15 – 08/23/15

Glacial Lakes State Park

Geocaching- Guide to High-tech Treasure Hunting

05/24/15 – 08/30/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

05/30/15 – 08/29/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Accessible Strolls

06/08/15 – 08/24/15

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers for Ages 3-6

06/09/15 – 08/25/15

Itasca State Park

Bugs and Blooms

06/10/15 – 08/26/15

Itasca State Park

Minnesota’s Treasures: Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tours

06/12/15 – 08/28/15

Lake Carlos State Park

Fishing Frenzy Fridays

06/13/15

Big Stone Lake State Park

Nature Story and Craft- Around the Campfire- The Art of Story-telling

06/13/15

Itasca State Park

Northern C.L.I.C.K. Presents: Nature Photography

06/13/15

Maplewood State Park

Explore Maplewood Photo Walk

06/13/15

Maplewood State Park

Plant a Pocket of Prairie

06/13/15

Jay Cooke State Park

Celebrate 100 Years! – Open House Event

06/13/15

Whitewater State Park

Family Outdoor Fair – State Parks Open House Day

06/13/15

Minneopa State Park

MN Zoomobile

06/13/15

Lake Maria State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/13/15

Glacial Lakes State Park

National Get Outdoors Day: Tours and Activities

06/13/15

Lake Carlos State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/13/15

Interstate State Park

The Great Selfie Scavenger Hunt

06/13/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/13/15

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Geocaching for Beginners

06/13/15

Father Hennepin State Park

Outdoor Recreation Day

06/13/15

Zippel Bay State Park

National Get Outdoors day

06/13/15

Wild River State Park

Seegwan

06/13/15

Wild River State Park

Wild Edible and Medicinal plants of MN/WI

06/13/15

Red River State Recreation Area

Archery in the Park

06/13/15

Big Bog State Park

Waskish Fire Tower’s View of the Past

06/13/15

Minnesota River State Water Trail

Paddle the Minnesota River in a Day!

06/13/15

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Guided Bike Ride to Iona’s Beach

06/13/15

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Shipwrecks of the North Shore

06/13/15

Afton State Park

COOK!

06/13/15

Afton State Park

Archery in the Park

06/13/15

William O’Brien State Park

Geocaching 101

06/13/15

William O’Brien State Park

Nordic Walking

06/13/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

LIVE! Peregrine Falcons in the Midwest: DROP IN PROGRAM

06/13/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

The Sport of Kings: Falconry with LIVE birds

06/13/15

Tettegouche State Park

Dragonflies of the North Shore Series

06/13/15

Itasca State Park

Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Park Rapids Community Band Concert

06/13/15

Itasca State Park

PlayCleanGo Day! (ongoing display)

06/13/15 – 06/14/15

Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

I Can Camp

06/13/15

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Archery in the Parks

06/13/15

Blue Mounds State Park

Our Amazing Sioux Quartzite Country

06/13/15

Blue Mounds State Park

Concert on the prairie

06/13/15

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac State Park Open House

06/13/15

Whitewater State Park

Peregrine Falcons

06/13/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Get to Know a Wildflower

06/13/15

Lake Shetek State Park

Friends of Lake Shetek Open House Fundraising Pork Burger Feed

06/13/15

Buffalo River State Park

Grassland Giants

06/13/15

Buffalo River State Park

Grassland Giants

06/13/15

Whitewater State Park

Take a Kid Trout Fishing Day

06/13/15

Interstate State Park

Make and Take a Fossil

06/13/15

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Harvesting Aged Shellfish

06/13/15

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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