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St. Cloud parks offer great opportunities for you and your family to get out into nature. Local parks provide hiking trails to traverse on a sunny Minnesota day, and these are the nature spots nearby that we recommend.

Munsinger Gardens

Munsinger Gardens sits along the banks of the Mississippi River across from St. Cloud State University. Miles of winding paths give you a chance to get out into the fresh air and sunshine without traveling very far. They’re open daily during the spring, summer, and fall.

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

There is plenty of nature to see at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. It is a wildlife sanctuary through August 31, and offers hiking trails, fishing spots, and a canoe route. Some areas are open to hunting after September 1, so check the park website for information before you go. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day in season.

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

Spanning 684 acres, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve is the largest park in Stearns County. The land consists of woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and rock formations, with many species of native plants here.  The Park is open from 8:00 AM to sunset year-round, and parking permits are required.

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Great Places to Camp in Minnesota

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy Minnesota’s summer weather. If you’re hoping to break out the tents and head out to a campsite for some family fun, here’s a look at some of the best places to camp in Minnesota.

Tettegouche State Park. Known as one of the North Shore’s most popular camping spots, this state park is nestled alongside Lake Superior. You can hike throughout the area to see a number of scenic overlooks and beautiful lakes, or head along the Baptism River to check out its waterfalls.

Glendalaugh State Park. Located in western Minnesota, Glendalough State Park offers all kinds of natural beauty, including prairie lands, hardwood forests, and four lakes. The 2,761-acre park even has two yurts that you can stay at while you’re there, giving you the chance to have a truly unique camping experience.

Bear Head State Park. This park rests only a little bit away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), making it easy to hit both parks at once. It will give you access to miles of shoreline, allowing you to swim, cast out, or even hit the trails that line the water. Its campground even offers canoe, kayak, and boat rentals, along with 73 sites, showers, and restrooms.

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