By: Angy Talbot (ECFE Blog Writer)
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all the fun places you can go in Minnesota with the kids! Listed below is a list of activities and places of interest around our state and town:
Como Zoo and Conservatory
Not only can you visit the animals and gardens, the zoo and conservatory offers many different activities, classes and programs.
Harriet Alexander Nature Center
The boardwalk and trails circulate through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitats.
Sherburne County Fair
July 20th – July 23rd
Oliver Kelly Farm
Check out the Thursday night downtown Elk River Riverfront Concert Series all summer long.
Parks in our community (bike, hike, walk, picnic)
Elk River Library
Many family events and story times
Music in the Park, Big Lake
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Historical Fort Snelling
Free for children under 5 years old.
List of LOTS of family days and places to go throughout the state.
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Many free events/programs throughout the year from butterfly to bird tours.
Bunker Beach Water Park
Minnesota’s largest outdoor water park
Anoka Aquatic Center
Outdoor swimming, pool and water slide
Elk River YMCA
Elk River Residents can get 4 free passes a year!
Hope you can get to some of these entertaining places this summer. As we all know, Minnesota summers are short! Summer time is one the best times to spend with family enjoying these carefree moments and the warm weather. We can’t forget that school days are just around the corner!