Outdoors

maple tapping for syrup

Most students look forward to getting up and away from their school desks and outside for schoolyard games, chat sessions with pals and dose of fresh air. At St. Therese Catholic School, students have another sweet reason for looking forward to heading outside.

lawn dice

Elevate your backyard fun with twists on classic games, and larger-than-life activities.

Bucket Ball

new Commons pavilion

Excelsior Commons has long been the epicenter of lakeside events, including community festivals, more concerts than one can count and other special celebrations. If you’ve been to the area lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed something new.

Dog playing in dog park

With many Minnesotans sticking closer to home during the pandemic, folks have been looking for inspired ways to use their newfound time. For some, that meant welcoming pets into their homes.

Scuba Diving to Clear Lake Weeds

Few of us like the creeping sensation of a surprise encounter with lake weeds while swimming. Tom Suerth, founder of Waterfront Restoration, knows this firsthand from growing up on Long Lake.

Enjoy nature while forest bathing

No, you’re not submerged in water, and yes, you keep your clothes on. Forest bathing or shinrin-yoku via Japan is among the latest experiences that guide participants on an immersive, meditative and therapeutic forest walk, connec

Tree blossom in the spring

March often finds Minnesotans fleeing their homes to somewhere warmer.

Group standing at the top of a rock.

Have you ever gifted yourself with a retreat or group travel experience? I have had the privilege of curating and guiding retreats (specifically for women), but I imagine any retreat shares a common vision.

Whether you can perform a toe loop, Lutz or Salchow or gingerly edge your way along the boards, outdoor ice skating in one of Minnesotans’ favorite pastimes.

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