This meetup's purpose is to bring together like-minded outdoor lovers in the Rochester area. Sure, there are outdoor groups in the Twin Cities but wouldn't it be nice to have a local group to get together with to share interests such as hiking, biking, skiing, boarding, camping, blading, amusement parks, zoos...you get the idea.
Events may or may not be child friendly. You are welcome to bring your children if the event seems appropriate. Please keep in mind that the group may not pace itself for children's needs. Pets are also welcome where appropriate. Olmsted Co parks have restrictions on most hiking trails. Minnesota state parks allow pets but they must be leashed and controlled. Some hiking trails are not well suited for pets due to their narrow nature so please think about that before bringing a pet. Please consult with the event runner as they have the final say.
Lastly, a few organizer tidbits worth mentioning:
(1) If you are a "no show" for 2 meetups over the course of a calendar year, you are subject to removal from the group. Please be kind to the event runner and give 24 hours notice so they have an accurate headcount. Update the meetup by changing your RSVP please. If you are not sure about an event, please comment that you are a "maybe." (2) If you are inactive for 3+ months, you are subject to removal from the group. Meetup.com defines "inactive" as not visiting the website. You can always rejoin. Winter inactivity will be considered by the organizers.
Welcome and Happy Trails!
Quarry Hill Nature Center
701 Silver Creek Road Northeast, Rochester, MN
Let's meet at 9:00 sharp at the visitor center for a leisurely bird walk through the park, guided by local birding experts. Bring your binoculars else borrow them for...
Beaver Creek State Park
15954 County 1, Caledonia, MN
Come join The Outdoor Adventures in the Coulee Region Meetup group's hike in Beaver Creek State Park this Saturday. It's about an hour and a half from Rochester to the...
4 days ago · 12:00 PM
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I'm looking for a volunteer to host a meetup on black Friday...
4 days ago · 9:45 AM
Hike the Whitewater Valley
Let's meet at 9:45 at ShopKo North to carpool. We'll drive through Plainview into the Whitewater Valley and park at Beaver. The trail is flat and easy, about three miles... Learn more
November 22 · 10:30 AM
Hike at Whitewater, Sunday 11/22
-Meet at Fish and Pets at 10:30 for carpooling to Whitewater.-The forecast says sunny and around 30 degrees-Dog friendly-Will be back in Rochester by 2:30
November 7 · 9:00 AM
Audubon Bird Walk at Quarry Hill
Let's meet at the visitor center at 9:00 sharp for a leisurely bird walk through the park. We will be guided by local birding experts. Bring binoculars if you have them,... Learn more
October 17 · 12:30 PM
Hike at Carley State Park on Saturday, 10/17
-Meet at 12:30 at the Fish and Pets parking lot if you want to carpool-Meet at 1:00 at Carley if you want to meet us at the park-Pet friendly-Hopefully it will warm up a... Learn more
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