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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

What to Do in Sandstone, Minnesota

There's Always Adventure When Visiting Sandstone MN

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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.
sandstone mn water fallsPaddle 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.


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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.


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Sandstone Minnesota is the "unofficial" Adventure Headquarters of the Norh. Find out for yourself why outdoor athletes have made Sandstone MN their destination for adventure.

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Sandstone MN is just ...

87 miles from St Paul

342 from from Madision WI

326 miles from Sioux Falls, SD

515 miles from Minot, ND

330 miles from Des Moines, IA


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