Adam Turman Artventure

Theodore Wirth Regional Park

This is just 1 of 10 stops on the Adam Turman Artventure. Read on to learn about all the cool things to see and do and discover deals from local businesses. Your artventure awaits!

At this Artventure stop, you’ll find “Freddie” the fox, located in front of the The Trailhead in the heart of Theodore Wirth Regional Park. This 740-acre park offers year-round activities that the whole family with enjoy.

Freddie is fearless and loves mountain biking. He’s always up for trying out some of the park’s most challenging trails – and showing off his tricks. The park’s other inhabitants better watch out!

Pose for a selfie with Freddie, then share it on social media using the hashtags: #DiscoverSLP and #WeLoveAdamTurman. You might just win a fabulous prize pack! Then start exploring!

 

Hiking & Biking

Theodore Wirth is home to miles of trails and is one of the premier mountain biking locations in the metro area, boasting more than 12 miles of single-track trails, covering all levels of difficulty from beginner to expert.

A Bog & A Garden

For those who prefer a slightly slower pace, pay a visit to the park’s Quaking Bog, a 5-acre, 3,700-year-old acid bug tucked into the wooded hills of the park. You’ll cross a series of boardwalks floating over islands of sphagnum moss as you observe dragonflies, frogs and songbirds. You’ll also want to explore the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, which features over 600 plant species and 130 bird species.

Wirth Lake

Theodore Wirth is also home to Wirth Lake and a fabulous beach, which features a floating swimming dock, a fishing pier, a sand volleyball court, a picnic area, a playground/tot lot, dressing rooms and restrooms.

Golf!

Theodore Wirth Golf Course

One of the oldest public golf courses in the state, Theodore Wirth Golf Club offers players some of the most scenic views of the Minneapolis downtown skyline. Bassett Creek flows through the front nine, along with a few man-made lagoons, while the back nine features rolling hills and mature trees.

For a mid-day break or a casual family outing, try the Par 3 course, which is nestled among secluded woods and verdant greenery. Or fling some discs on Wirth’s 18-hole Disc Golf course, which runs along the Par 3 course. The tree-lined fairways and rolling elevations are perfect for beginning and intermediate players.

Mill Valley Market

Hungry parkgoers can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Mill Valley Market, a casual grab & go eatery located at The Trailhead building. They’re known for their locally sourced, organic offerings with gluten-free and vegan options. For breakfast, try their egg sandwich, avocado toast or Belgian waffles. They also serve soups, salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, bison and veggie burgers. For beverages, choose from coffee, tea, cocoa, juice, pop, kombucha, draft beer, wine, and seltzers. When the weather is nice, sit out on the patio and enjoy live music on most Friday nights.

Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant

For additional dining options, head west a short way on Hwy 55 to Hwy 100. Go north to Duluth St and you’ll find Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant, which features authentic Mexican cuisine with classic dishes such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, flautas, arroz con pollo and more, plus flavorful margaritas.

Chester Bird American Legion

Or go south to Glenwood Ave and stop in at the Chester Bird Post 523 American Legion. All are welcome at this restaurant that serves classic American fare and Heggie’s pizzas.

Schaper Park Challenge Course

obstacle at Schaper Park Challenge Course

Finally, if you have budding American ninja warriors in the family, you’ll want to stop at nearby Schaper Park. It’s home to Minnesota’s first outdoor fitness challenge course and includes obstacles that participants navigate over, under, and through as they race the clock. For less adventurous types, there is an all-inclusive play structure designed to meet the needs of kids and families of all ability levels. Plus, hikers and bikers will enjoy the fact that the Luce Line Regional Trail runs straight through the park, connecting you back to Theodore Wirth Regional Park and onwards to Minneapolis or west towards Plymouth and into rural Minnesota.

Theodore Wirth Regional Park is loaded with outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.
We hope you’ll visit the other 9 characters on the Adam Turman Artventure!