V day at the Osprey

The Twin Cities couples enjoy a picnic meal at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center in January, according to Jill Rudolph, operations director. She said they average 40 meals a month. Many customers chose to take the meals home, but a few hardy folks enjoy the fresh air and change of scenery at the center.

Residents can pick up a Valentines Day picnic lunch from Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center to take home or brave the brisk Minnesota weather and eat on the covered porch at a picnic table. 

The center, which is located outside of Sandstone, switched their “Dinner at the Lake” program to a monthly picnic lunch last spring due to the pandemic, said Jill Rudolph, operations director. She said there has been a steady mix of locals and visitors from the Twin Cities area.

“They come here and enjoy our hiking and snowshoe trails,” Rudolph said. “When they are done they get a meal.”

She said they average 40 orders a month. The meals serve either two or four people. 

Visitors can still participate in a snowshoe hike, said Rudolph. They take one family per registration on a hike at a time to allow for social distancing.

Visit ospreywilds.org for more information or to sign up for an event or call 320-245-2648.

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