We asked our Welia Health staff to tell us their favorite outdoor things to do in the summer. Below you’ll find some of our recommendations for family-friendly events and places to explore. Pick what looks interesting to you, then get outside and have some fun!
Kanabec County area
- Mora Community Ed
- ECFE Summer Fun
- Mora Chamber Event Listing
- Mora Area Farmers Market
8am – 1pm Saturdays | May – October
Mora United Methodist Parking Lot
- Mora Aquatic Center (MAC)
Open Daily 12:30 – 6:30pm | June 5 – August 12
- Music in the Park Summer Concerts
6:30 – 8pm | Thursdays beginning in June
- Mora Summer Rec
Sponsored by MAYRA (Mora Area Youth Recreation Association)
- Mora Rocks the Parks!
Sponsored by the City of Mora and Better Together Coalition of Kanabec County
- Mora Parks and Recreation
- Mora Half Marathon and 5K
Saturday, August 19
Pine County area
- Pine City Calendar
- Art in the Park
- Pine City Farmer’s Market
11am – 1pm | Fridays and Saturdays from June 9 – August 25
Come see us June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 11 and August 25 for health info, fun activities and ideas!
- Pine City Parks
- Pine City Local Recreation
- Pine City Community Ed
- Pine City Summer Rec
- Pine City Art Fest
Saturday, July 15
- Pine City Beach and Park
MORE things to do in Pine County and beyond
- The Dragon Wagon
- Willard Munger State Trail (Barnum)
- St. Croix State Park (Hinckley)
- Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center (Sandstone)
- Hinckley Community Ed
- Hinckley Summer Rec
- Banning State Park (Sandstone)
- Sweet Summer Sounds
6:30 – 8pm in June, July and August (see Facebook for schedule)
Hinckley Westside Park
- National Night Out
August 1 for all areas
- State Parks – Free Days
Four free entrance days throughout the year: April 22, June 10, September 9, November 24
For more information, call 1.888.646.6367
Don’t forget to hydrate!
While you’re out and about this summer, don’t forget to hydrate!
How much water do we need?
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recommends that an adequate daily fluid intake is about 15.5 cups (125 oz) for men and about 11.5 cups (91 oz) for women.
However, not all of our daily fluids need to be met with water alone. Water, other beverages, and the water in the foods we eat can help us meet the daily fluid recommendation.
Fluid needs can be higher for those people that are highly active, live in a warm and/or dry climate, are ill with fever, infection, vomiting and/or diarrhea, or are overweight or obese.
How much is enough?
Use the urine test to determine if you are getting enough fluids. If your urine is clear or pale yellow, you likely are getting enough fluids. If your urine is a bright or dark yellow or has a strong odor, you likely need additional fluids.
Why do we need water?
Water is essential for your body to function. Here are just some of the reasons adequate hydration is so important for your body:
- Carries nutrients and oxygen to our cells
- Gets rid of waste through perspiration, urination and bowel movements
- Flushes bacteria from our bladder
- Aids in digestion and prevents constipation
- Regulates body temperature
- Helps to maintain healthy blood pressure
- Protects body organs and tissues
- Moistens mucus membranes in our eyes, nose and mouth
- Lubricates and cushions our joints
Get out there!
3 important things to remember:
- Our communities have much to offer for outdoor fun
- Check back often for more ideas all summer long
- Don’t forget to bring water and stay hydrated