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Valentine’s Day: Sweetheart Cross Country Night Ski & Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

There is a variety of outdoor recreation activities happening on Valentine’s Day at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. From the Nordic Center Trailhead, cross-country ski 5.5 miles of LED-lit ski trails. From the Eagle Point Trailhead, snowshoe, hike or walk your leashed dog along the illuminated 2.5-mile Big Bluestem Trail. REI is leading an evening snowshoe hike class for beginners. Click here to register. Continue Reading →

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After Thursday’s Snow Fall, ‘Excellent Ski Conditions’ at Lake Elmo Park Reserve


Washington County Parks are still working to get their trails in order after Thursday’s snow storm, but county crews are making progress. Washington County Parks hope to have trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve in good shape by Saturday afternoon. Other Washington County Parks trails will be groomed on Monday. Here’s a few tweets detailing the trails progress:

Excellent Ski Conditions!! East side ski trails @Lake Elmo Park have been groomed&tracked(there has been some slight drifting in some spots)

— Washington County MN (@WashCtyTrails) February 22, 2014



In LE, groomer is encountering 5 ft drifts and lots of limbs down. Continue Reading →

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6 Things To Do This Weekend in Stillwater


It’s winter in the valley, and there are all sorts of things happening this weekend in Stillwater. Here’s a list of a few things you may want to check out if you’re around town:

From noon to 4 p.m. today (Jan. 18) the Washington County Historical Society is hosting an Ice Cream Social in Lowell Park. When you’ve finished with the Ice Cream Social, “Come in from the Cold” (noon – 5 p.m.) for sales, live music and free food, beer and wine samples in the Grand Garage. Lift Bridge Brewing Co. is throwing their second annual Silhouette Imperial Stout Special Release Party this weekend at the brewery. Continue Reading →

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