By: Jennifer Bateman | Thursday, June 09, 2016
Not that we need any excuse to enjoy nature, but this Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, and Minnesota State Parks are cooking up some great events over the weekend! Oh, and did we mention that it will be free to enter the state park on this day? What a perfect time to be at a nearby resort and spend the day in a state park!
Here are just some of the events you can check out at Itasca State Park, just 10 minutes away from Two Inlets Resort. Follow the links for full event info, including times and locations.
Friday, June 10th
Kids’ Fishing Fridays
Kids ages 6-12 and parents can learn and practice dock fishing and have a blast down by the lake. Poles and gear provided (limited number on first come, first serve basis). An adult must accompany children. Non-Minnesota residents will need a fishing license available at Itasca Sports Rental.
Saturday, June 11th
Get a feel for the early 1900s community of Lake Itasca at the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Showgrounds (LIRPF). See the Itasca Historic Sawmill, and explore various buildings from a country school, to a dove-tail one-room log house and a logging museum.
Hike around the 2-mile Dr. Roberts Trail to search for blooming wildflowers as well as other unique plants and animal signs along the trail.
Join in on the GPS sticker challenge and learn how to use a GPS device to go geocaching!
Enjoy the warmth of a campfire while learning how to cook using pie-irons. Remember to bring s'more fixings for after the campfire talk! The event will be canceled in case of rain, but you can always enjoy the scenery on the lakeside screened porch at our resort.
Sunday, June 12th
Relax and unwind with yoga in the park, catered to all ages and levels of physical fitness. Begin your day with a healthy stretching while enjoying the calming view of Lake Itasca and the towering pines.
Head down to the Amphitheater to create a piece of unique artwork. Pounding a leaf releases chlorophyll, leaving a distinct image of your chosen leaf on fabric for you to take home.
Can’t make it this weekend? No worries, Two Inlets Resort and Itasca State Park offer plenty of opportunity to connect with nature throughout the year. Check our availability, and download our free Early Summer Activity Guide below to learn more about the resort.