Giving & Making Snow

Give to the Max on November 16!

camps.jpgPlease consider supporting our Three Rivers Foundation on Give to the Max Day, November 16. You also have the option of scheduling your gift now, and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $11,000. All proceeds support two of our important outreach programs:

Adapted Programs. These programs provide opportunities for people with disabilities, including veterans, children, and seniors, to participate in outdoor programs like kayaking, mountain biking, archery, skiing, photography and more.
Explorer Camps. These outdoor day camps take place in communities where they are needed most. Children in these underserved neighborhoods are introduced to life-enriching outdoor activities like fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking and nature exploration.

  

If it’s November, we're making snow!snow.jpg

The Three Rivers ski season is officially underway! Signup today for our popular Snowsports Academy, and start waxing your bases. Hyland and Elm Creek offer guaranteed snow, so be sure to check our Three Rivers website for classes, hours and conditions.

Nordic_Ski_Opener_-_kids_photo_0.jpgEmbrace winter by celebrating cross-country skiing at the inaugural Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener on Saturday, December 9 at Elm Creek! Skiers of all abilities and ages are invited to kick off winter with free skiing, rental equipment and mini lessons. Ski on your own or participate in the numerous Rennet Ski Tour events.

  

“Folkways of the Holidays” at The Landing

Landing_-_Folkways.jpgDiscover the holiday traditions of 19th-century Minnesotans at The Landing in December! You can watch folk art performances, ride a horse-drawn trolley, and tour homes with culturally-distinct decorations and crafts. You can also check out our latest restoration – the Oliver Faribault House, which is a distinctively French-Canadian log home, like the abodes of my Gunyou ancestors! Here’s a fascinating description of the five year process we went through to restore this landmark.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair