Outdoors

baby farm animals

Local nonprofit 21 Roots Farm brings meaningful activities to people impacted by developmental disabilities. With programming for both youths and adults, activities on the farm are as fresh as each new season since the farm’s start in 2019.

Since the advent of modern architecture, the nation’s cityscapes have been losing their chimneys. Sadly, that means chimney swifts—a species of small North American birds—are also decreasing in number. However, Mahtomedi High School’s chimney, home to hundreds of the birds, is staying put.

Hot diggity-dog, it’s the dog days of summer. It’s time to grab your pup and head to the Otter Lake off-leash dog park, where your canine companions can chase, run, jump and fetch on 10 acres of grass and trails.

Boat racing on White Bear Lake might sound intense and nerve-racking. Knowing how to hoist the sails, turning the boat to port or starboard side and not crashing into the other racers is a lot to handle.

School’s out and warm weather is upon us, which means White Bear Lake’s two largest festivals, Manitou Days and Marketfest, are right around the corner.

It can be hard to see the signs of the natural world beyond the foreboding snowdrifts and bare tree limbs.

There’s a chill in the air, so we turned to our friends at Letourneau Landscaping to get four tips on how to prepare your lawn so it will be green and lush after waking up from the winter slumber.

Craig and Gloria Drake don full beekeeping gear to handle the mesh frames where their bees deposit the honey.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the vanishing honeybees. And rightly so, as honeybees are crucial to the survival of countless crops, including carrots, cucumbers, onions and almonds. Without pollinators, these and other foods would disappear.

Brian Fowler

For aspiring anglers, there is no Fishing University. Learning to catch fish is an experiential skill, requiring countless hours on the water gaining an understanding of weather patterns, schooling tendencies, eating habits and a myriad of other variables.

An aerial view of the remodel at White Bear Yacht Club.

Many consider the White Bear Yacht Club (WBYC) to be one of the many gems in the White Bear area.

Summer is the most beautiful season in Minnesota, and it gives kids the much-needed opportunity to play in the fresh air. White Bear Lake offers several traditional playgrounds, but one park offers something that most parks don’t have: a skatepark.

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