Active Outdoors is a monthly program sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System with the goal of introducing families and adults in our community to fun activities that can be done outdoors. Each month we will introduce you to a new, fun activity!

Instruction for adults: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instruction for families: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Program Fee: $5/person; $15/family
Hunt Hill Members: Free admission

Registration required by noon the day before each program. To register, please call 715-635-6543 or email

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Participants will learn the physics of how snowshoes keep them on top of the snow, how to strap on different types of snowshoes, and the basics of walking in snowshoes. Following that brief introduction, participants will go on a short ½ mile guided hike to test out their new skills. Participants are encouraged to stay after instruction to test out other trails and to enjoy hot drinks. Snowshoes will be available to borrow at no cost. 

Snow Sculpting

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Participants will learn how to create snow sculptures using snow, a cooler, and common household tools. After learning the basics, participants will get to create their own snow sculpture for others at Hunt Hill to admire.

Maple Syrup Demonstration

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Participants will learn why sap moves through the maple trees and how to identify a maple. Then they will identify their own maple tree and tap it. Next, they will collect up sap from previously tapped trees and boil it over a fire.

Plant a Pocket Prairie

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Participants will learn about the importance of prairie habitats and how to plan a pocket of prairie to attract beneficial animals such as birds and butterflies to their yards. Then they will all get to plant some starter seeds to transplant to their yards when the weather gets warmer.

Check back soon for May-August programs!