Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St Croix Valley Bird Club. Facemasks requested during check-in and when participants are closer than 6 feet. Meet at 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI. Please call 651-437-4359 to let us know you are coming. Program fee: $5 […]

Preschool Story Time: Who Hibernates?

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Pre-registrations required. Call 651-437-4359 to reserve your start time. Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a fun and safe environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Start times will be staggered to allow for small groups and social distancing. Facemasks requested for check-in […]

After Hours Fun: Winter Solstice

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Celebrate the longest night of the year with us! CNC will be open until 8:00pm for visitors to explore the trails and warm up with a campfire and hot cocoa. Program fee: Free, but donations are appreciated. Please call us at (651)-437-4359 to let us know you are coming.

Frosty 40

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Get outdoors this winter and walk, run, cross-country ski, or snowshoe 40 miles in 40 days. Choose your own 40-day schedule. Days do not need to be consecutive, and activities can be done at any location. The #Frosty40 event runs from January 1 - March 20, 2022. For more information on how to register or to […]

Frosty 40 Kick-off

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Join us for a guided hike at CNC and kick-off your Frosty 40 mileage. This program is exercise-focused, so come prepared to elevate your heart rate! All attendees will be entered to win door prizes, including a round of golf at River Oaks Golf Course! We will also have Frosty Forty stocking caps available for […]

Trails and Ales

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley with an after-hours hike at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the history of CNC, listen for owls, and more during a 45-minute naturalist-led hike. Be sure to bundle up and bring a headlamp. If snow conditions allow, we will be able to experience CNC by snowshoe! […]

$30

Minnesota Campus Owl Prowl

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. This time of year, many of the Midwest’s 12 owl species are vocalizing to attract mates. Explore CNC on a guided night hike to look and listen for these owls. Program Fee: $8.00 per person or $5.00 for “Friends of CNC.”

Minnesota Campus Bird Hike

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Join an expert birder on a morning hike around the Nature Center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars are available to use or bring your own. Program fee: $5.00 or free for “Friends of CNC,” Hastings Environmental […]

Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Facemasks requested during check-in and when participants are closer than 6 feet. Program fee: $5 per participant or  free for SCVBC […]

Ice Fishing at Lake Rebecca

Lake Rebecca 415 Lock & Dam Road, Hastings, MN

Learn about ice safety, fish species and habitat, ice fishing gear and techniques, and more! Instruction, equipment, and bait provided. For more information and to register, contact Paige Marschall of Hastings Parks & Rec at (651)-480-6182. Program fee: Free January 8 and February 12 from 9:00 - 11:30am