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Outdoors Stories – MankatoLIFE. Your guide to arts, leisure and everything to do in Mankato, St. Peter and the surrounding communities. There’s more going on than most people ever imagine!

Ice Rink - Mankato, MN

The Weekend Spin with Stacy K – Old Town Community Ice Rink

Mankato area musician, Stacy K, introduces the Old Town Community Ice Rink
Photo by Rick Pepper - The swinging bridge offers a lot of character for photo ops.

Wildwood County Park – Hidden Gem Just North of St. Clair!

Wildwood Park, located just north of St. Clair, is one of the Mankato area's best kept secrets.
Riverfront Drive

Memorial Day Weekend Photo Shoot

Rick Pepper takes us along on his Memorial Day Weekend photo shoot.
Bike Wheels - Key City Bike - Mankato, MN

Key City Bike – Cycling and Recycling With Heart

Key City Bike is making an impact by keeping bikes out of landfills and growing biking culture in the region.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River

Triple Falls Photo Album – Hidden Gem South of Mankato

Rick Pepper takes us along on his photo-shoot south of Mankato to explore Triple Falls, another of the region's little known hidden gems
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking south onto the Blue Earth River, notice the wood structure under concrete

Minnesota & Blue Earth Rivers – Memories of ‘Low Tide’ Photo Album

Rick Pepper shows us that the confluence of the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers at Sibley Park during “low tide” can be a lot of fun.
Photo by Rick Pepper - North American Bison at Minneopa Park.

Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd at Minneopa State Park

Looking for something a little out-of-the ordinary to do with the kids this weekend? Consider taking them to Minneaopa State Park, just a few miles from Mankato, to see the American Bison herd.
Photo by Kyle Zeiszler - Project Bike 2018 - Never camped in a sculpture park before. Mark that off the bucket list!

Dana Sikkila & Project Bike – One Tough Advocate for Minnesota Artists

Dana Sikkila, Director of the 410 Project and leader of Project Bike 2018 advocates for the arts on a bike ride across Minnesota.
Project Bike 2018 - Mankato, MN

2018 Project Bike – Opening Reception and Film Preview – October 5th

Dana Sikkila explains Project Bike 2018 and announces the opening reception for the public exhibit and the premier of this's years film.

A FEW LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE DIRECTORY