Aim for daring family adventure at an Archery in the Parks program. Learn how to shoot a bow on Saturday, June 24 at Glendalough State Park.

For thousands of years, archery has been a popular sport and important life skill. Beginners can learn this valuable skill from trained archery instructors in a safe, supervised setting. No experience is needed. Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participation of children younger than 8 is at the discretion of the instructors. 

The Archery in the Parks program will take place at the Molly Stark picnic shelter between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. No reservation is required; participants can drop in anytime during the program. All equipment and instruction is provided, but a vehicle permit ($7/one-day or $35 year-round) is required to enter Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. 

Archery in the Parks is part of a series of skill-building programs offered by the DNR’s Division of Parks and Trails. Other programs in the series introduce camping, rock climbing, paddling and fishing to beginners. 

Archery in the Parks programs are made possible with support from the Parks and Trails Fund, created after voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November 2008. The Parks and Trails Fund receives 14.25 percent of the sales tax revenue and may only be spent to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance.