Outdoors

Jake Wisse and Ed Vater, Bending Branches, Outdoors,

Bending Branches makes paddles designed for stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, longer excursions, day trips and whitewater as well as deeper lakes, rivers and salt water.

Diro Outdoors, downtown Stillwater, bike rentals, rent a bike, renting a bike

DIRO Outdoors now offers self-serve bike rentals in downtown Stillwater.

Dandelion, Nature, Outdoors, St. Croix Valley

Nineteen-year-old Violet Penman is a graduate of Hudson High School and a student at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

boat sale, boating, buying a boat, boat maintenance, boat sellers, where to buy a boat

For local boat sales, slip leasing, storage and maintenance information, check out these local marinas and boat dealers.

A hunting dog named Hattie practices retrieval.

Meet Hattie. She’s a hunting dog getting a little retrieval practice at Big Marine Lake.

“The purpose of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is to preserve, protect and enhance the value of the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers and their immediate environment for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,” the National Park Service says.

Teacher, father, seasoned river veteran, businessman: owner of River Guide Kayaks Mike Kealy is a little bit of all of these, and more.

You simply can’t appreciate all of the local summertime scenery from behind a windshield. Biking allows riders to get some exercise, breathe fresh air and truly enjoy the beauty of nature.

For the fifth year in a row, Run Stillwater will host the Stillwater Half-marathon, presented by Twin Cities Orthopedics; this year’s event is May 26.

Maple syruping is “one of those ‘rites of spring’ in the Midwest,” says Jennifer Vieth, executive director of Carpenter Nature Center.

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