Category Archives: Outdoors

15 Fun Summer Activities For Kids In and Near Shakopee

Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start of summer in Minnesota. The Shakopee area is a true summer destination for people to enjoy, with many activities and events perfect for families. With great attractions like Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and more, there is so much to do that you will need to stay an extra…

Outdoor Fun in Shakopee, From Natural Beauty to Roller Coasters

There is certainly no shortage of exciting attractions in the Minnesota River Valley. And during the spring and summer months, outdoor activities in Shakopee make the region a true delight for any traveler. The thrilling rides you’ll find at Valleyfair are unparalleled in the entire region. As the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park, it features…

Farm Babies: A Springtime Tradition

There are many things Minnesotans can be excited about when the calendar turns to April. The snow is gone (most of the time), things are starting to green-up, the weather is getting warmer, and the annual Farm Babies exhibit returns to the Minnesota Zoo. Farm Babies brings Minnesota farm life to the zoo by introducing…

6 Camping Spots You’ll Want to Check Out

If you are looking for the best vacation spots and enjoy the outdoors, the Shakopee, Minnesota area offers several great campgrounds for you to choose from. We recommend checking out the following spots for your next trip. Carver Park – Lake Auburn Campground  Carver Park offers 57 drive-up spots and 2 camping spots that you…

Spring Has Sprung in Shakopee

Spring is the perfect season to explore the beauty of the great outdoors. The outdoor resources and local flair in Shakopee, Minnesota makes it one of the most ideal locations to explore this time of year. Experience the change from winter to spring in one of the most exciting towns in the Midwest! Whether your…

5 Fun Winter Activities in Shakopee

Sure, Shakopee is a bastion of fun and entertainment during the summer with Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Mystic Lake, Golfing, Biking and more. But, the season does not end once the snow flies. Below are five great activities available to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the winter months in Minnesota. 1. Outdoor Ice Skating…

Apple Picking: A Fall Tradition!

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Minnesota for so many different reasons. The leaves are changing and the weather is usually spectacular. It is also a wonderful time to rekindle fall family traditions such as a beautiful fall morning picking apples. Apple farms are abundant throughout the Minnesota River Valley region, with many…

Halloween & Fall Fun in Shakopee

Ahh Fall — one of the most beautiful times of the year. As the leaves begin to change colors and the harvest season draws near, now is the perfect occasion to begin planning your Autumn visit to Shakopee! In addition to all of the incredible outdoor activities to explore in the area, during this time,…

Discover the Best Top Secret Shakopee Hideaways

You’ve been marking the days off your calendar until your next vacation, and finally, the time has arrived for you to ditch work and take a week to relax and refuel away from all distractions and, most importantly, all alarm clocks. You are itching to get outside and to a campground that is just as…

The Minnesota Zoo: A Great Place to Visit No Matter What Time of the Year

The Minnesota Zoo is a wonderful destination for families and people who enjoy beautiful animals and the outdoors. They have extensive trails throughout where people can see Brown Bears from the Russian Coast, Amur Tigers and Takin from Asia, Otters, Gazelles, Moose, and more! Knowing Minnesota, though, sometimes the weather can be a bit harsh…