Outdoor Adventure Weekend in Greater St. Cloud

Calling all thrill-seekers, nature nerds and fresh air fanatics to unleash your inner explorer in Greater St. Cloud!

Forget the crowded theme parks and overpriced souvenirs. Greater St. Cloud, Minnesota, is beckoning you with an entirely different kind of adventure – one where the wind whispers secrets through towering pines, the sun paints the sky in fiery hues, and every step unveils a hidden gem. Head outdoors and get ready for a summer weekend packed with outdoor adventure and fun in Greater St. Cloud!

Grab a sweet treat for breakfast at Backwards Bread Co. and head on over to Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. If you are feeling particularly brave, suit up and jump into the quarries, rock climb… or try scuba diving! No lifeguard on duty, at your own risk. Rock climbing and Scuba Diving require additional permits. Not up for a dip in the water? Bring your bike for a ride through the trails or lace up your walking shoes for a beautiful walk!

Continue the outdoor fun with lunch on the patio at 7 West Taphouse! 7 West Taphouse has a wide array of menu options, from burgers to tacos, hand cut fries and more! Plus, the on-tap beer selection (including root beer!) means there will be a drink for everyone to enjoy. Feeling something else? Check out more patio dining options here.

Munsinger + Clemens Garden

After lunch, take a peaceful walk through Munsinger Clemens Gardens while enjoying the riverside views of the Mississippi and the sweet smell of flowers! Keep the fun coming with Frisbee Golf at Riverside Park, which is just a short walk away or ride into adventure fat tire biking through the Jail trail. Looking for a bit more water? Book at trip with renting kayaks, SUP, or canoes at Clear Waters Outfitting, try out fly fishing with Beaver Island Fly co., or get some tips on the local honey holes with an excursion with Leena Lures Fishing Guide services.  Perhaps you are looking to be IN the water? Cool off at Warner Lake or one of the many splash pads in St. Cloud. Locals have it that there are a few first-come-first-serve campsites on the Beaver

Clear Waters Outfitting

islands on the Mississippi River that are accessible from your Clear Waters Outfitting trip for those really looking to be one with nature. No amenities are offered on the island but they are worth the experience! For everyone else, we have great hotels and nearby campgrounds.

Looking for even more outdoor fun? Spend the day at Summerland Fun Park where you can swim, play mini golf,

practice your swing in the batting cages, and race on the go-carts! Looking for a cool-down? Take a stroll around Lake George in downtown St. Cloud or bring your hammock and hang out at George Friedrich Park. Afterwards, play a round of

Rox Baseball Game

golf at Territory Golf Club!

Finally-cheer for the home team at a St. Cloud Rox baseball game (go on a Friday night to see the fireworks) and enjoy some ball park food for a classic summertime treat or Rev up the engines at Granite City Motor Park for some dirt track races.

Other epic outdoor adventures in Greater St. Cloud include, walking or biking the Beaver Island Trail, enjoying outdoor concerts at Summertime by George and The Ledge Amphitheater, and playing pickleball at River’s Edge Park!