Outdoors

Glamping in the backyard

Backyard camping is a timeless experience, but it is also a lengthy process. Hours of time are spent setting up the tent, blowing up the air mattress and gathering all the pillows and sleeping bags for just one night under the stars.

Terry Stille with his bicycle.

Terry Stille biked every trail, county highway and public street in Washington County.

A camp counselor guides children through an activity at Camp Carver.

With summer just around the corner, opportunities are endless at traditional Camp Carver.

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.

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