Outdoor Recreation

18 Ways to Live Your Best Life in Summer of ’18

We’ve put together a list of 18 events and activities in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities to make the summer of ’18 your best summer yet.  Full disclosure: Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cites region have WAY more than 18 attractions, experiences and events to live your best life this summer, so be sure to check out our Explore and Events pages for more ideas!

 

1. Outdoor Music

The rich music scene in the Twin Cities is on full display at summer festivals, music in the park series and […]

Romance in the Heights

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or looking for something to cure cabin fever with your special someone we’re here with some ideas to spice up February.  A special date night is closer than you think!

Where to eat

There is something for everyone in Inver Grove Heights!  If you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner we’d recommend 1.2.3. Pasta or Iwa Sushi.   If a casual burger is more your style head to Bierstube or check out the river views at Mississippi Pub.  Some phenomenal pho at Little Asia Bowl is sure heat things up (insert wink here).  And […]

2018-04-06T13:52:21+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Outdoor Recreation, Shop, Taste, Things to Do|

6 Winter Adventures in Inver Grove Heights & the Twin Cities

Don’t use winter as an excuse to spend your time cooped up indoors when you’re visiting the #BoldNorth! There are plenty of adventures around Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities to make the most of a Minnesota winter.

All you need is a few extra layers of clothes and the colder temps don’t feel that bad.  If you’re new to winter weather check out this handy infographic and visit the NOAA website for more winter weather safety advice.

Here are six great options for making the most of the winter months:

1) Ice Skating

If you wax nostalgic at […]

2018-04-06T13:52:29+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do|

Best Spots for Fall Color in Inver Grove Heights

1) The Mississippi River Trail: With beautiful views of the river and connections to local trails and parks along the way, you bike or hike your way through colorful fall foliage.  Be sure to check out Swing Bridge Park unique river overlook for some panoramic picture opportunities.

Dan Grevas Photography

2) Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area: Managed by the Minnesota DNR Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area is 256 acres of largely undisturbed land with breathtaking views overlooking the river.  Visitors are welcome to enjoy low impact activities there […]

2018-04-06T13:53:27+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do|

An Activity a Day Keeps the Boredom Away – June Edition

We all know summer is fleeting, so we’re helping you make the most of it by putting together a list of something to do each day in June, July and August.  Below is our June roundup.  Whether you like to be active, enjoy a good art festival or prefer to spend your summer exploring new dining options this list has something for everyone.  There is so much to do in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities, there is no excuse for being bored while you’re here!

Thursday June 1st:  Fuel up on breakfast at Cahill Diner then hit […]

25 Memorial Day Weekend Activities in Inver Grove Heights & the Twin Cities

You don’t need a cabin to have a great Memorial Day weekend!  We know you’re busy, so we’ve put together this easy to use list of things to do in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities this coming weekend.  These ideas will help you make the most of the long weekend, celebrate the unofficial kick off to summer in Minnesota and honor members of the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country on Memorial Day:

Multiple Days or Anytime Activities

1) Enjoy the great outdoors at some of Inver Grove Heights’ parks

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A Mighty Good Time on the Mighty Mississippi

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is a national park that stretches for 72 miles through the Twin Cities region including the stretch of river that makes up the eastern border of Inver Grove Heights (you read that correctly, the Twin Cities is home to a national park!).

There are a number of ways to enjoy the Mississippi in Inver Grove Heights and we’re here to help you #FindYourPark while you visit.

Pier at Swing Bridge Park

Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking

If you’d like to take your boat out for a day or two, […]

2018-06-15T10:20:04+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Taste, Things to Do|

Golfing in the Grove

Golf season is here, and with two gorgeous courses a trip to Inver Grove Heights should be on your golf bucket list!

Dan Grevas Photography

Inver Wood Golf Course

Inver Wood Golf Course is a beautiful course with rolling wooded terrain that makes you feel like you’re on a retreat to northern Minnesota, but only minutes from downtown St. Paul.  Offering both an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole executive course, Inver Wood is perfect for golfers of all levels, from avid golfer to those who are just starting.

In addition to the two […]

2018-04-06T13:56:45+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Things to Do|

Spring Break fun in the Twin Cities and Inver Grove Heights: Make unique and affordable vacation memories with your family this spring!

Spring break doesn’t have to break the bank!  We’ve put together a list of ways to have a memorable vacation full of affordable family fun in the Twin Cities and Inver Grove Heights.

Swing Bridge Park on the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights.

1: It’s spring break, so go ahead and get wild! The Como Zoo is home to lions (and sea lions), and tigers, and (polar) bears (oh my!), plus many more amazing creatures.  While you are there make your way through the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory for a […]

2018-04-06T13:56:53+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Theaters, Attractions, Events, Exhibits, Outdoor Recreation, Taste, Things to Do|

Soccer + Golf = Good Times for All

Take a golf course.  Add a soccer ball.  What happens next?  If your answer is disgruntled golfers waving their driver in the air while they chase a lost soccer team off the course, you are mistaken.  The actual answer is FootGolf, a new sport that in the simplest terms is golf played by kicking a soccer ball instead of using a golf ball and clubs.  As you can guess the name is a marriage of football (as in soccer, not American football) and golf.

Foot Golf Inverwood. Photo Star Tribune

FootGolf’s popularity is growing at a breakneck pace. […]

2018-04-06T13:59:20+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Things to Do|