Getting Active Outdoors

April 26th, 2011 · No Comments

The sunshine and warm weather are just around the corner and it is time to come out of hibernation mode! There are many opportunities Rochester and Olmsted county residents can take advantage with in walking distance or a short bike ride from home.

• The first thing that should come to mind is the 85+ mile Rochester Trail System. There are many places to hop on to get started…just check out the following link!

http://rochestermn.gov/departments/park/trails/index.asp

• You could take this trail system on your way to one of the two Frisbee Golf Courses located at East Park and Slatterly Park or have some fun on the Zumbro River by renting a boat or tandem bike from the vendor at Silver Lake.

http://www.silverlakefun.com/

• When done visiting either of these locations and need to cool off then head to one of the pools or outdoor swimming areas. They are easily accessible from anywhere in Rochester and require very little cost to use them.

http://rochestermn.gov/departments/park/facilities/Pools_Beach/index.asp

• Now if one wanted to take their family on a mini vacation and get out of the city for the weekend with little travel time then head east on Highway 14 to St. Charles and go North on Highway 74 and in 25 minutes you are at Whitewater State Park with so many things to offer that it would take more than one trip this summer to experience it all!

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/whitewater/index.html

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