The trees are going green, the flowers are blooming, the water is warming up, and the temperatures are rising. Summer is almost here and now is a great time to take advantage of the beautiful days outside in Burnsville. Read on for a list of outdoor activities in Burnsville to help you enjoy the nice weather.
Picnic in a Park with Take Out
Grab your picnic blanket and some yard games and head to a park for a fun afternoon in the sun. There are plenty of great green spaces in Burnsville to choose from whether you want water access, a woodsy feel or to be surrounded by flowers. There’s no need to pack a boring picnic sandwich either. Order up some Burnsville take out to add a restaurant quality meal to your afternoon in the park. Here is a list of Burnsville restaurants.
Boating & Fishing
Being on a lake is so Minnesota, and with sunny days and hot temps coming up, we can’t think of a better place to be. Crystal Lake is a great spot to get out on the water for some fun wakeboarding, wake surfing, skiing, and tubing. It’s also a great spot for fishing, either on a boat or from shore. Plus, you can’t beat the view of Burnsville’s own Buck Hill in the background.
Go for a Walk
There are lots of great walking trails in Burnsville, both on hard and natural surfaces and of varying difficulties. If you want an easy, peaceful walk, try the one-mile loop around Sunset Pond, or if you want something more challenging, try the three-mile path through the woods at Terrace Oaks West Park. You could also bring your pup to Alimagnet Park for a stroll with your best bud. We hear this trail gets two paws up!
Take a Bike Ride
Get active on two wheels! Burnsville is home to awesome biking trails. Pavement paths and mountain biking can both be found here for all skill levels. If you’re interested in learning mountain biking, Buck Hill offers summer mountain bike clinics for youth and adults.
Hit the Golf Course
Work on your short game at Birnamwood Public Golf Course. This nine-hole, Par 27 golf course is very well-maintained with just enough challenge to keep it interesting. An average round takes one-and-a-half hours here, so this is a perfect afternoon activity.
Disc Golf at Red Oak Park
If disc golf is your game, check out Red Oak Park, a 36-acre community park located a 1/2 mile south of Cliff Road on River Hills Drive.
Red Oak is home to Burnsville’s scenic disc golf course. Multiple tee and pin placements for each hole set up to play as a 20-hole course. This course is open during regular park hours and round of disc golf is free (bring your own equipment)!
There’s no better time to get outside than right now! Don’t forget to tag your Burnsville outdoors photos with #MyBurnsville for the chance to be featured on our social channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more Burnsville updates.