Schimek Park is a county park along the Maple River, outside of Good Thunder, with hiking trails, fishing access, and a meadow picnic shelter.
Shady Oaks Campground, nestled along the banks of the Watonwan River, offers tent and RV camping, a canoe landing, fishing, a hiking trail, and more.
Indian Lake Conservation Area is a 120 acre wetland mitigation site providing excellent wildlife viewing. The site features a trail for hiking and horseback riding.
Bray Park features a large beach and play area along with a separate campground.
A city park with a paved trail running through a large wooded area.
Open park in upper North Mankato with lots of green space and a pond. Benson park also has a paved trail, playground, and restroom. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Claire's Creek is a small trail leading through a wooded area in the Mankato Diamond Creek subdivision.
Located just north of Madison Lake, this popular park with beach and lake access offers volleyball, picnicking, fishing, swimming, and a playground area.
Fort Le Hillier historical marker south of Mankato. While the fort is long gone, the visible mound on which it was built remains. Easy canoe and kayak access to the Blue Earth River.
Glenwood Gardens, on Glenwood Avenue in Mankato, offers a plot of raised beds with vegetables and flowers tended by local master gardeners.