Outdoor Activities in Minneapolis Northwest

Outdoor activities are always in season in Minneapolis Northwest. Our lakes and location on the Mississippi River ensure quality boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and paddle boarding, and our many parks are filled with miles and miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails. You can do almost any outdoor activity at Elm Creek park Reserve, which also features an archery range, a full disc golf course, and an exceptional winter recreation area. From November through march, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, snowboarding, and skijoring all within the park. Many parks also offer equipment rentals and classes to get you started with a new activity. 

Want to hit the links? Treat yourself to a round of golf at one of our Championship golf courses, or step outside your comfort zone and try FootGolf or FlingGolf. Minneapolis Northwest is also home to camping areas, so you can get back to nature while still being on the doorstep of the Twin Cities.

Embracing The Minnesota Cold – Outdoor Adventures Not To Miss

Tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve You don’t need special equipment or expertise to enjoy tubing or sledding. Hop on the moving sidewalk to effortlessly climb the 10-story ascent at Elm Creek’s tubing hill. Once at the top, grab one of the specially

Best Ways to Capitalize on the Cold in Minneapolis Northwest

As the temperature drops, Minneapolis Northwest heats up with exhilarating winter activities, performances and festivals. From skijoring with your dog to ice skating and strolling the beautifully lit, snow-covered streets, here are ways to celebrate