Blog: 5 Shareable Outdoor Summer Activities

Now that summer is finally here, many of us will be spending our time outdoors with our friends and family. Minnesota, one of the healthiest states in America, promotes healthy lifestyles and offers many outside activities.  Here we have compiled trending physical outdoor activities for children and adults to explore this summer.

Now that summer is finally here, many of us will be spending our time outdoors with our friends and family. Minnesota, one of the healthiest states in America, promotes healthy lifestyles and offers many outside activities.  Here we have compiled trending physical outdoor activities for children and adults to explore this summer. 

1. Paddle Fish Lake Regional Park French Regional Park Kayaking | Plymouth, MN
Get up close and personal with the serene waters of Fish Lake Regional Park. Don't have your own water craft? The Three Rivers Park District offers rentals for kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, and more! Canoes are only $5 per 30 minutes or $30 for the day. Kayaks are $5 per 30 minutes and stand up paddle boards are $9/ 30 minutes.  Is there a better way to spend a day outside than on the lake? 


2. Nice Ride
Nice Ride Minnesota Biking | MinneapolisExplore many miles of on-street bike lanes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro while peddling on a Nice Ride Minnesota bike. Bikeways around the area offer a scenic and safe way to see the cities. Ride along the Mighty Mississippi or visit a park or inner city lake. It's a great activity that keeps you active outdoors while creating a new adventure every time! Renting is easy, too! There are 170 stations located throughout the area; choose one, follow the instructions and you're on your way.  For more information about Nice Ride Minnesota, visit their website.


3. FootGolf 
Footgolf | Minneapolis NorthwestIf golf is not your game, try out Footgolf! Experience a relatively new and upcoming sport that combines elements of both soccer and golf. This game consists of players kicking a soccer ball into a cup on a traditional golf course green in as few shots as possible. It's a great sport to play with friends and family while enjoying a new way to exercise. There are seven locations in the state CLICK HERE for more information.


4. Walking Tours
The Fit Tourist | Minneapolis NorthwestLooking for a new way to discover the beautiful city of Minneapolis? The Fit Tourist offers two separate walking tours around the city: Mill City River Tour and Cherry & Spoon Tour.  These tours focus on either the Mississippi River front or architecture buildings and sculptures. Each scheduled tour is approximately 2.5 miles long that takes about 1.5 hour to complete. Private tours are also available upon request. Put on comfortable walking shoes and come discover Minneapolis! For more information about The Fit Tourist, visit their website.


5. Disc Golf
Disc Golf | Minneapolis NorthwestDisc Golf is a great sport that allows you to stay active while enjoying one of the best venues in the Northwest metro area - Elm Creek Park Reserve.  Located in Maple Gove, Elm Creek Park Reserve offers a championship Disc Golf course for all ages with a scenic view. This activity involves throwing a disc towards the designated basket.  Like golf, each player receives points for each throw and the lowest score wins. Passes and rental are available on site. CLICK HERE for more information.

 


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