Outdoors

Family man and visionary Clifton French and his legacy are the reason Minnesota has one of the largest regional parks systems in the country.

A few distinctive features include the exterior projection screen mounted to posts 20 feet off the ground, a full wet bar and a screen porch. A ladder leads to the second-story loft, where a queen bed provides a place for Dunn to spend the night.

Minnesota might be a landlocked state, but that’s no excuse for not getting out on the water when the weather permits. After all, we are in the land of 10,000 lakes and Medicine Lake, the second-largest in Hennepin County, is right in our backyard.

French Regional Park
Escape to nature at this park.

Outdoor farmers markets are a sure sign that summer has finally arrived, and you won’t have to wait much longer to enjoy the bounty of the season at Plymouth’s Farmers Market.

Here are some facts related to ice safety from the Minnesota DNR.

January typically has all the snow you could want, so why not go snowshoeing? French Regional Park has multiple snowshoeing events this month, providing wintery fun for the whole family.

Carol Schreiber is an outdoor enthusiast and regional park advocate whose passion for parks and nature has never waned.

Dog parks are social affairs for both humans and canines. The open space provides fresh-air opportunity for dogs to frolic freely while serving as common grounds for community members to connect.

Ever wonder if your trees need pruning or trimming? Local certified arborist Matt Fesenmaier has a few tips to share on proper tree care.

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