Fort Snelling State Park
As the last drops of maple syrup are collected from Fort Snelling State Park, it can mean only one thing — the sights and sounds of spring are coming back. Brent Wennberg has been enjoying Minnesota’s state parks since he was 2.
Hiking is great way to get the family outdoors and experience the beauty of nature. No matter the level of difficulty or what type of landscape you’re looking for, our list of five favorite Minnesota hikes cover a little bit of everything.
Once the wind calms down, and as long as you don’t have to drive, the snow adds a little more beauty to Minnesota this winter. And Fort Snelling State Park is inviting Minnesotans to get out and enjoy it!
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen Fort Snelling State Park after a three-week closure due to rains and flooding. The DNR will reopen the park Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. The parked closed June 22 when the main park road flooded.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is hoping a winter fishing event will help lure kids toward healthy lifestyle choices, and away from drugs.
Throughout the state, Minnesota venues offer light shows and flashy fireworks to celebrate the end of the year. Check out any of these events to start off the year on a positive note.
Minnesota state parks and trails plan to host 30 candlelight events around the state this winter for people of all ages. The highlights include the annual New Year’s Eve candlelight walk at Fort Snelling State Park.
Minnesotans can celebrate the state’s cultural heritage and explore the past during Minnesota Archaeology Week. The week kicks off Saturday with the two-day Minnesota Archaeology Fair at Fort Snelling State Park.
Minnesota state parks are great places for beginning anglers to try a hand at catching fish.
The Department of Natural Resources is moving ahead with a proposal for an environmental learning charter school at Fort Snelling. The Upper Mississippi Academy would serve students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. It would use about 200,000 square feet in nine historic buildings on the Upper Post overlooking Fort Snelling State Park.
There are plenty of great events going on this weekend, from getting outdoors to getting some new ink, that you’ll want to put on your social calendar.
It was 150 years ago when about 1,700 Dakota women, children and elders were forced to march 150 miles to an internment camp at Fort Snelling State Park.
Crews have responded to the scene of a water emergency on Lake Snelling involving two people Friday morning.
Can you dig this: Minnesota Archaeology Week is coming up. More than 15 events and activities will be held across Minnesota Sept. 8-16.
Minnesota State Parks may soon be host to gun safety classes.
Heavy rainfalls and high water levels are creating problems for boaters and recreational trail users throughout Minnesota.
Family-oriented programs resume this weekend at Minnesota’s state parks as they return to normal after the state government shutdown.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul because of rising rivers.
It’s a good thing Carleton College students are on spring break, because the flooding on campus would complicate getting around.