Outdoor Recreation

Fantastic Fall Fun

 

Cool crisp weather, the changing palatte of colors on the trees and the emergence of pumpkin themed décor are all sure signs that it is time to celebrate the arrival of autumn.  The beautiful scenery and a wide variety of entertaining experiences make fall a great time of year to explore the Twin Cities and Inver Grove Heights. 

Golf

With cooler weather and spectacular fall foliage, there is no better time to hit the links.  Inver Wood Golf Course sits on 275 acres of rolling, wooded terrain with an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole executive course.  […]

2018-08-31T16:10:40+00:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Events, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Stay, Things to Do|

Itinerary: Labor Day Girlfriends’ Getaway

By Stacy Brooks

End your summer on a high note with a girls’ getaway to the Twin Cities this Labor Day weekend!  With a convenient location just five minutes from downtown St. Paul and less than 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights is the perfect (and affordable!) base for a fun time with your best friends.

SATURDAY

Kick off your girls’ getaway at the Mall of America, only a 10-minute drive from Inver Grove Heights.  Obviously, there’s shopping galore, with over 520 stores ranging from chains like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Zara, and L.L. Bean to […]

2018-08-20T17:54:35+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation, Shop, Stay, Taste, Things to Do|

6 Fun Ways to Unwind in Inver Grove Heights

By Stacy Brooks

It’s been a long day of sightseeing in the Twin Cities: maybe you hit the Mall of America with your girlfriends for some retail therapy or took the kids to the Minnesota Zoo.  Now you just want to unwind. Inver Grove Heights offers some great ways to relax whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities or a low-key night out with friends.

 

1: Knock down some pins at Drkula’s 32 Bowl

Bowling is fun activity for the whole family, especially when there are automatic bumpers for the little ones!  […]

2018-08-02T14:01:29+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Taste, Things to Do|

3 Great Places to Dine Outside in Inver Grove Heights

By Stacy Brooks

  1. Mississippi Pub

Located at River Heights Marina, Mississippi Pub boasts panoramic views of the Mississippi River as well as courtesy docking for hungry boaters.  There are two outdoor seating areas plus an all-glass indoor enclosure.

Lunch and dinner is served daily, with a wide range of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and tacos.  Specialities include fried pickles, hand battered fish and chips, and the Anchor Schroom and Swiss burger, served on Texas toast and piled high with sautéed mushrooms, onions, gorgonzola, and Swiss.

Want to keep the party going?  There’s a late night […]

2018-07-09T14:27:31+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Taste, Things to Do|

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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00October 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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