As Minnesotans, we love getting outside during the summer months and enjoying the great outdoors. Fortunately for us, our area has a long list of great parks and outdoor activities to enjoy with the family!


Local Hiking + Biking Trails

The Greater Mankato Area boasts, beautiful landscapes and natural rivers making it an ideal area for biking and hiking trails. Whether you are experienced in biking and hiking, or just getting started, our area has something for everyone. If you’re curious about equipment or speaking with those with experience navigating our area, stop into Nicollet Bike & Ski or Bent River Outfitters to talk with local trail experts.

Here is a list of our local trails.

North Mankato Swim Facility

The city of North Mankato’s swim facility near Spring Lake Park is a popular summer spot with families of all ages. This newly built waterpark features two water slides, a toddler splash area, a concession stand, and plenty of seating. Everything you need for a day by the pool!


Sibley Farm

Sibley Farm is open every day from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm from mid-spring through early fall. The park is home to an assortment of local farm animals that kids can enjoy viewing and feeding and when you’re done, you can enjoy a picnic in the shade and watch the kids play on the playground.


These are just a few options that the Greater Mankato Area has to offer, but the activities and things to see are endless! Grab the family and get exploring!