Outdoors

Bison at the Belwin Conservancy

Belwin Conservancy has over 1,400 acres of diverse biomes that visitors can hike, ski, snowshoe or walk your dog on a leash 365 days out of the year.

A row of Christmas trees at a Christmas tree farm in Woodbury

The University of Minnesota Extension's horticulture experts offer a few tips for picking the perfect tree this year.

Tamarack Nature Preserve stewards, from left, Dana Boyle, Pete Grasse, Jackie Cronin, Kerry Bieze and Stephanie Wang.

Hidden gem Tamarack Nature Preserve helps connect locals to their environment.

Woodbury Mayor Anne Burt and her family on a boat on the St. Croix river.

Woodbury mayor Anne Burt and her husband Jeff have been boating on the St. Croix River ever since moving to Minnesota 15 years ago.

Focus on Woodbury, photography, parenting

This photo, "When Mom Says Yes," took second place in the People & Families category of our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.

Buckthorn, Invasive Weed, Battling Buckthorn, Woodbury

Woodbury gardeners tackle the invasive weed.

An adventure-filled afternoon at Carver Lake Park, hosted by the city of Woodbury, offered kids and adults the chance to build a cool vehicle out of LEGOs, learn the basic skills of archery, tackle the skills of fishing, and enjoy making s’mores at a bonfire.

The Polar Plunge

This photo took second place in the Activities & Events category of our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.

Teacher, father, seasoned river veteran, businessman: owner of River Guide Kayaks Mike Kealy is a little bit of all of these, and more. “I try to get out on the [Kinnickinnic] river every month of the year,” he says. Yes, that’s right, in January and February, too.

From outdoor kitchens made for use year-round to play places constructed for adults and children alike, recent patio trends mean families can use their outdoor living spaces well into the fall.

Woodbury Kids is helping to encourage families to get out and play this summer.

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