All Midwesterners know that the summer season is coming to a close soon, so now is the time to take advantage of those warm weather activities. The good news is, is that there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the remaining weeks of summer in Minnesota and take advantage of these last few warm, long, sunny days. Need some help trying to figure out how to spend your summer? Check out these seven great ways to soak up the summer in Minnesota.

Get Soaked at Valleyfair Soak City

Whether you have young children or you are just young at heart, a day at this waterpark can help keep you cool and active during the long, hot, summer days. You can enjoy some thrill rides like Hurricane Falls and Breakers Plunge or relax in the park’s wave pool.

Take a Camping Trip to The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Over a million acres of wilderness, beautifully formed from an age-old glacier, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is the perfect spot for hiking, camping, and enjoying peaceful water activities. The area is dotted with over 2,00 campsites, 12 hiking trails, and 1200 miles of designated canoe routes.

Ride the Zipline at Kerfoot Canopy Tour

See the Minnesota landscape from a bird’s eye view on the Kerfoot Canopy Tour. You can fly over the scenery on a zip line or attempt over 21 unique challenges from fifty feet overhead. No matter which you choose, you will be able to have some fun and see some of the most amazing views.

Play With Real Construction Equipment at Extreme Sandbox

There is no better place for adults to enjoy toys of their own than at the Extreme Sandbox. Whether you played with the diggers on the playground, or just always wanted to know what it was like to operate heavy machinery, you can dig, push, and bulldoze on the huge lot for hours of fun and adventure.

Check Out Some Wildlife at the Sibley Park Zoo

This farm animal zoo is a great place to spend the afternoon with the kids. Not only can they pet some of their favorite farm animals but the zoo also has multiple farm-themed play structures to keep them entertained and active throughout the day.

Be a Kid at the Lego Imagination Center

Nothing can spur both adult’s and children’s imaginations better than Legos and the Lego Imagination Center provides everything both you and your kids need to be creative and enjoy a day full of fun. The Lego Imagination Center is a store equipped with numerous building stations. You can also see some impressive lego sculptures including a saber-toothed tiger and a Greek warrior.

Enjoy the Lakes and River On a Public Cruise

Whether you are a looking to enjoy the picturesque Lake Minnetonka or want to enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Mississippi River, you can find what you are looking for on one of Paradise Charter Cruise’s public cruise excursions. You can choose from numerous types of tours including sightseeing tours, lunch cruises, and even cruises that feature romantic dinners for the perfect date night or anniversary outing.

Don’t let the summer sunshine pass you by, try some of the activities above to enjoy a summer you will never forget.