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Winter Walking Trails in Carver County
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Lake Minnewashta Regional Park.

Lake Minnewashta has a double loop of groomed walking trails for Families and pets. This website will give you information on hours of operation and a park map. Pets must be on a six foot leash and are owners are responsible for clean-up.

Snowshoeing
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Baylor Regional Park- Norwood Young America

Rent Snowshoes and tour 200 acres of winter wonderland at Baylor Regional Park! See Winter Recreation for rental rates and times.

Making Tracks, Family Snowshoe Fun
Visit the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center Web Site

Location: Warner Nature Center

Celebrate being outdoors in the winter with your family at Warner Nature Center! Check this website for more information.

Snowshoeing in Dakota County Parks
Visit the Dakota County Parks Web Site

Location: Select Parks

Snoweshoing in Dakota County Parks can be an enjoyable Family activity. Snowshoes are avaliable for rental at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Winter Hiking in State Parks
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: State Parks

Winter hiking can be a very enjoyable activity for Families. It requires no equipment. This website will show you where hiking trails are available and how you can become a member of Minnesota State Parks' Hiking Club

Snowshoeing in Three Rivers Parks
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Select Three Rivers Parks

Three Rivers Park District offers several sites for Families to go Snowshoeing. If you don't have snowshoes, they are available for rent. Enjoy the wonders of nature even more on a pair of snowshoes.

Snowshoeing at MN Valley Wildlife Refuge & Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center
Visit the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Web Site

Location: MN Valley Wildlife Refuge Center/Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center

Snowshoes are available to check out for free from each visitor center during regular open hours.  The refuge has children’s sizes as well as adult sizes so the whole family can try out snowshoes!  Please note: there must be at least 6” of snow on the ground to borrow snowshoes.  Call the refuge at 952-854-5900 to check on snow depth.

Snowshoeing in Minneapolis Parks
Visit the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Web Site

Location: Select Minneapolis Parks

Explore the snow-covered wooded trails of Theodore Wirth Park, join a naturalist-led trek, or set off on an adventure of your own. Check this website for details.

Snowshoeing in MN State Parks
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Minnesota State Parks

Snowshoeing can be a great family activity. Check out this website for information on where to go, rental costs, and planned events. 

Snowshoeing
Visit the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Web Site

Location: Ramsey County Parks

Snowshoeing is permitted in all parks except on designated and groomed cross-country ski trails. A designated snowshoe trail is available at Tamarack Nature Center. See this website for more information. 

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