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Summer Guide 2024: Hiking and Camping

Big warning this year for pretty much every campsite: There will be mud.

June 18, 2024

‘It Can Be Hard to Find Folks Who Look Like Yourself’: Meet the Minnesotans Working to Diversify the Outdoors

From Melanin in Motion to Midwest Dirt Legion, these groups are empowering Minnesotans to run, bike, hike, ski—and generally, get out and explore. 

June 12, 2024

What Does Horace the Como Corpse Flower Really Smell Like?

After a 102-minute wait, I present: My lunch with Horace.

Happy Summer! Did Your Kid Get Into the Twin Cities’ Most Exclusive Day Camp?

Inspired by Tolkien, 'D&D,' and video games, Adventures in Cardboard is all about empowering creativity—provided you can secure a spot.

Every Playground in South Minneapolis, Ranked From Best to Not Really That Bad at All

All 42 playgrounds south of Franklin Avenue, ranked according to our Proprietary Algorithm.

The 13 Best Twin Cities Sledding Hills—Visit ‘Em NOW!

Look folks, we've been sitting on this story for weeks. Blame the melting planet!

February 16, 2024

MN’s Weird, Warm Winter Is Causing Chaos for Outdoor Institutions

Beargrease? Canceled. Skating rinks? Closed. Ice Festivals? Off. It’s a tough year to get outside.

January 4, 2024