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Adeline Nature Area… another one of Golden Valley’s secluded nature areas

I have walked, driven, and shown homes in the area close to Adeline Nature Area many, many times… but never visited this lovely nature preserve before today! Instead of turning...
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My three favorite things at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has long been one of my favorite places, and as with any place I have my favorite things within the garden. The garden was just being...
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Highland Bridge development on the site of the former St. Paul Ford plant is progressing… and townhouses are for sale!

It was 2019 when I first wrote about the St. Paul Ford truck plant history and Ryan Company plans for reshaping it into a walkable village of thousands powered by...
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Great Blue Herons are busy nesting on islands near Marshall Terrace Park

Every spring about 200 great blue herons return to nest on two small islands on the Mississippi River about 2-3 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, near Marshall Terrace Park, 2740...
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Franconia… free 50-acre art park turns 25

We first discovered Franconia Sculpture Park in 2008 when it was already 12 years old. Since that time it has grown from 16 acres to 50, and at 25 years...
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Geocaching in Sochaki Park, Golden Valley

In this past Covid year of isolation any excuse to get outside has been welcome. Our son’s family has enjoyed Geocaching as a way to get out and explore the...
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Pop-up Art in Ice… as long as weather allows

Dying to get out of the house for an outdoor adventure? Minneapolis Institute of Art partnered with the Minneapolis Park Board to create a pop-up art display in ice for...
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Get out and walk at Westwood Hills Nature Center

Looking for places to get outside this winter? Many Twin Cities communities have nature centers where you can get out and enjoy nature in your own neighborhood. One of my...
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