Outdoors

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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.

Minnesotans and Wisconsinites aren’t the type to let a little snow and ice stop them from enjoying the great outdoors. Cross-country skiing and dogsledding are among winter’s most popular recreational activities, and while skijoring might be less familiar, it combines the best of both.

The Hudson-based St. Croix Rowing Club is a nonprofit sculling group providing adults with competitive or recreational rowing opportunities.

Last year, Darren and Oie Dobier decided to take the leap and start their own outdoor adventure company. They’ve always loved the outdoors and enjoy kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and snowshoeing.

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