Rafting, Climbing, and Hiking in Minnesota’s Adventure Headquarters
With 4 seasons of adventure, Sandstone, Minnesota is truly a year-round destination for outdoor athletes and nature enthusiasts.
From the ice climbing on the frozen walls of Robinson Park Quarry to the spring snow melt and the whitewater rafting on the Kettle River.
Plenty adventure options await in Sandstone, MN from cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, biking, rafting or fly-fishing.
Just an Hour or so North of the Minneapolis St. Paul Metro
Visit Sandstone for Year-round Adventure
There’s Always Something to Do in Sandstone MN…
Sandstone in the Spring
Canoeist, Kayakers, and Rafters flock to the Kettle River to enjoy the high water of the spring snow melt.
The Kettle River Paddle Festival, an annual whitewater paddler’s event hosted by a local paddlers club, happens every May.
Sandstone in the Summer
Rock climbing and bouldering along with lazy paddling on the Kettle River.
Paddle through Banning state or head down river from Robinson Park to Big Spring Falls.
Hike the trails of Banning State Park and discover the swimming holes of the Kettle.
Sandstone in the Fall
With the changing season, cooler weather sets in and the climbing scene picks up. Sport routes and boulder problems aboud in Robinson Park or check out the recently opened climbing of in Banning State Park.
Bring along the trail runnig shoes and you can make a quick dash to Big Spring Falls or take the trail up river to Hell’s Gate to explore the wonders of the Kettle River.
Sandstone in the Winter
Ice climb on the frozen walls of Robinson Quarry Ice Park. When the temp drops low enough ice gets farmed to create an ice climbers playground.
Robinson Park is the home of the Sandstone Ice Festival, celabrating the winter with an annual festival in December.
Other options for winter activities include skiiing and snowshoeing the miles amd miles of trails in Banning State Park.
Sandstone, MN is an easy day trip from Minneapolis – or better yet, grab your camping gear and stay a few nights.
511 Main Street, Sandstone MN
Stop by the Hard Water Sports guide shop the next time you’re in Sandstone. We are conveniently located right in downtown Sandstone, Minnesota.
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