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Lake Elmo Night Out Featuring the Sally Manzara Nature Interpretive Center

Not Just Local, in Lake Elmo We are Hyperlocal!

Healing Response Acupuncture & Functional Neurology is excited to be participating in the Lake Elmo Night Out event on August 1st. In collaboration with the City of Lake Elmo, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and the Lake Elmo Fire Department, the fifth annual citywide Lake Elmo National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023, will take place from 6pm to 8pm at Lion’s Park in downtown Lake Elmo.


This family friendly event will bring together old and new residents of Lake Elmo in a community building campaign that promotes partnerships with law enforcement, local businesses and organizations, to build an even stronger sense of camaraderie throughout Lake Elmo.


Activities at the event include plenty of games and interactive experiences for kids, live music, food, photo booths, and advice from local master gardeners.


Stop by our Healing Response Acupuncture booth for chair massages and lay back in a zero-gravity chair for a relaxing acupuncture experience!


Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting local business that will be alongside us at the event such as the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center, https://sminc-lake-elmo.org/


The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center is a hidden gem nestled in our picturesque town of Lake Elmo, Minnesota. This beautiful nature center is a haven for nature enthusiasts, families, and anyone seeking a peaceful escape into the wonders of the outdoors.

Located just a short drive from the Twin Cities, the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center spans over acres of pristine natural landscapes, including dense forests, rolling meadows, and tranquil wetlands. The center is named after Sally Manzara, a passionate environmentalist and local conservationist who dedicated her life to preserving the region’s ecological diversity.


As you approach the center, you’ll be greeted by a stunning modern visitor’s center that harmoniously blends with its surroundings, designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. Here, friendly and knowledgeable staff members welcome visitors with warm smiles and a wealth of information about the area’s flora, fauna, and history.


The center offers a range of engaging exhibits, interactive displays, and educational materials that provide insight into the rich biodiversity of Lake Elmo and its surrounding regions. Visitors of all ages can learn about the native plants, animals, and ecosystems that thrive in this area through hands-on activities and interpretive signs.


Redwing blackbird sitting on a log in a lake

For those seeking an immersive experience, numerous well-maintained trails crisscross the nature center, offering a variety of walking, hiking, and biking opportunities. Each trail is thoughtfully marked with informative signs, guiding visitors through diverse landscapes, from vibrant wildflower meadows to tranquil woodlands.


One of the highlights of the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center is the picturesque observation platforms strategically placed throughout the area. These vantage points offer breathtaking views of local wildlife, including birds, deer, and maybe even the elusive fox or otter. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and a camera to capture these unforgettable moments.


The nature center also conducts seasonal events, workshops, and guided tours led by experienced naturalists, providing deeper insights into the delicate balance of nature and the importance of conservation efforts.


Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, a nature photographer, or simply seeking tranquility in the great outdoors, the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center is the perfect destination. Its commitment to environmental education, conservation, and sustainable practices makes it a model for other nature centers across the country.



After your next acupuncture session with us here at Healing Response Acupuncture, we encourage you to explore the beauty of Lake Elmo, MN, at the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – a place where nature and education come together to inspire a love for the environment and foster a sense of responsibility for its protection.

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