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Outdoor adventuring at Tanadoona is year-round!

We all need to unplug and retreat into the calm of nature. Throughout the year, Tanadoona hosts events open to all…. because everyone needs a little extra Vitamin N(ature)!

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult while attending the events listed here. Although we love animals, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.

 

OUTDOOR PLAY DAY: WINTER

Saturday, January 19, 2019  |  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost:

  • Advance Purchase (by 1/17): $40/car
  • Gate Purchase: $50/car

Outdoor play isn’t just for kids… come out for a day of outdoor recreation! Stop in for an hour or stay the entire time; visitors create their own day of camp with old favorites and new activities. Pack some layers for this one – and make the most of winter!

Activities: snowshoeing, sledding, winter animal tracking, broom ball, kayak racing on the lake, plus indoor crafts and campfire s’mores!

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ICE FISHING

Sunday, February 17, 2019  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: FREE, suggested $5 donation at event (please register below) 

A favorite winter pastime in Minnesota led by seasoned ice anglers. Bundle up extra warm and prepare to catch northern pike, walleye, crappie, and others on Lake Minnewashta. We’ll have a blazing campfire on the beach to warm up your outside and hot cocoa to warm up your inside! 

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GEOCACHING 101

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  |  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: FREE, suggested $5 donation at event (please register below) 

Heard of Geocaching, but not sure what it is? Are you an experienced Geocacher and want to get others to try it out? Come to Tanadoona for basic instruction on how GPS units work and work through our varied-level geocaching courses, which change each season. You’re welcome to borrow one of our 8 GPS units or download one of multiple free apps on your smartphone designed for geocaching. Explore the wilderness of Tanadoona while searching for a series of hidden treasures!

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WILDFLOWER HIKE

Wednesday, May 15, 2019  |  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: FREE, suggested $5 donation at event (please register below) 

Spring has sprung and Tanadoona is bursting with fresh new things to see and smell! Bring your camera to capture all the new flowering buds or totally unplug as you wander the Tanadoona trails. Discover beautiful wildflowers in our ever-maturing pollinator garden and Tanadoona’s various ecosystems. Our knowledgeable staff will be present to answer questions, lead hikes, and point out must-see vegetation!

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OUTDOOR PLAY DAY: SUMMER

Friday, July 5, 2019  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost:

  • Advance Purchase (by 7/2): $40/car
  • Gate Purchase: $50/car

Outdoor play isn’t just for kids… come out for a day of outdoor recreation! Stop in for an hour or pack a picnic to stay the entire time; visitors create their own day of camp with old favorites and new activities. And because it’s summer, everyone will also get a frozen treat!

Activities: rock wall climbing, nature walks, canoeing, swimming, log rolling, agility course, crafts, campfire s’mores, and more!

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FAMILY ARCHERY

Thursday, September 12, 2019  |  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $8/person/hour, register by the hour (4-5pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm)

Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow guided by the watchful expertise of trained archery instructors. Participants sign up for hour-long time slots. All ages welcome, but archery participants need to be 6 years and up. Perfect for beginners and up!

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OUTDOOR PLAY DAY: FALL

Sunday, October 6, 2019  |  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost:

  • Advance Purchase (by 10/3): $40/car
  • Gate Purchase: $50/car

Outdoor play isn’t just for kids… come out for a day of outdoor recreation! Stop in for an hour or stay the entire time; visitors create their own day of camp with old favorites and new activities. Plus catch the leaves starting to change color!

Activities: archer, birding, disk golf, fishing, rock wall climbing, agility course, pumpkin painting, campfire s’mores, and more!

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FALL COLORS HIKE

Wednesday, October 23, 2019  |  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: FREE, suggested $5 donation at event (please register below) 

Enjoy the Tanadoona trees in all their colorful glory! Bring your camera for beautiful fall photo ops or totally unplug as you wander the Tanadoona trails. Warm cider will be available. All guests must check-in at the Tanadoona Office (building with “Tanadoona” sign next to the parking lot)

  • Guided Hike departs at 4:10 p.m. – led by Katy Konrad, naturalist and award winning nature photographer
  • Maps available for self-guided hikes
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Check back… more events added throughout the year.