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Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

9653 Keats Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN, USA



run, seasonal-activities, outdoor-adventures, playground, hikes

Want an all-in-one park to spend a day at? Cottage Grove Ravine is the place! 

Coming to this county park, expect a calm and peaceful visit. The nature around you sets the scene for a nice and relaxing adventure. This park has so many features to enjoy in every season. You can easily hike year-round here, bring your skis and go cross country skiing in the winter or stop by with your ice fishing gear to catch some fish. In the spring you can stop for a walk or hike to enjoy the wildlife coming out of hibernation, maybe even bring some binoculars to check out the eagles, hawks and egrets that can often be seen. Once summer comes around head there with your fishing pole to catch some bluegill, bass, crappies or walleyes. Come back in the fall to enjoy the gorgeous fall colors on a nature hike. The playground is open year-round and as a mom who loves to get fresh air daily, I say use it any time of the year. 

The playground was accessible for everyone with rubber matting. Multiple benches surround the playground so it is easy for parents and caregivers to sit and watch kids play. The playground has a larger play structure for older kids as well as a smaller one for younger toddler-aged children. If you have multiple children of different ages and abilities it is a perfect stop. The larger play structure includes multiple slides, a climbing rock, monkey bars and multiple climbing structures. The smaller play structure for the littles includes 2 small slides and climbing areas. The playground also includes a saddle spinner and swing. 

Saving the best for last, the fishing pier. This pier is accessible for all abilities. Not only is it perfect for fishing but it's the perfect spot to check out all the beautiful fall colors here in Minnesota. The pier is a popular spot for fall pictures, so be warned that you might run into a photography session. 

I highly recommend this park to all families, young and old. Hopefully, your littles take a nap on the way home. 


Good for All Ages Hiking Biking Playground Cross Country Skiing Trails Fishing Wildlife
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Heidi Hauck
I am a Minnesota mama of 2 kiddos. We absolutely love being on the go 24/7! My goal is #adventuresoveratuff!
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