Champlin, Minnesota may emanate a quiet, small-town vibe, but don’t let that fool you. Although it’s perfectly cozy to relax at home, there’s no reason not to get up, out, and about to partake in the city’s offerings. Whether you prefer to play indoors or out, to get that adrenaline rush or admire the relaxing atmosphere, Champlin has plenty of things to do.

Elm Creek Preserve

Although technically in Maple Grove, MN, residents of Champlin enjoy the activities at the Elm Creek Preserve. Spanning 4,900 acres, the park offers year-round recreation. There’s an archery range, disc golf, dog park, nature center, swim pond, trails for biking and hiking, camping areas, and a touch of history via the historic Pierre Bottineau House. There are also a ton of photo opportunities of wildlife native to the preserve. The Elm Creek Preserve is located at 12400 James Deane Parkway in Maple Grove, MN and can be reached by phone at 763-694-7894.

Champlin Parks and Recreation

Champlin Parks and Recreation boasts 300 acres of parklands across 32 locations that are managed by the city. Among them, an area favorite is Andrews Park. Andrews Park features a splash pad with concessions, picnic areas, playgrounds that include a toddler-age creative play area, four softball fields, three football and soccer fields, two hockey rinks, a free-skate area, four tennis courts, a volleyball court, and trails. Andrews Park is located at 7200 117th Avenue North. For more information about Andrews Park or other parks in the area, contact Champlin Parks and Recreation at 763-421-2820.

Champlin Ice Forum

Champlin Ice Forum is the local ice-skating venue. Not only does the Ice Forum feature indoor and outdoor ice sheets, but they also offer adult hockey, ice skating lessons, and skate sharpening. Furthermore, the multipurpose facility has two meeting rooms and is the ideal location for birthday parties in ice! Champlin Ice Forum is located at 12165 Ensign Avenue and can be reached by phone at 763-421-3696.

Bauer Berry Farm

Bauer Berry Farm is family owned farm that allows you to get strawberries, blueberries, and sweet corn fresh from the fields and into your berry basket. Since 1977, the family has practiced sustainable farming, and now uses green technology with solar-powered energy. Bauer Berry Farm is also proud to provide work to many of the area’s youth. The farm is located at 10830 French Lake Road in Champlin, MN and can be reached by phone at 763-421-4384.

Ladybug Pottery and Parties

Ladybug Pottery and Parties helps you celebrate your creative side with creative artwork. Pottery, glass, and canvas are all tools to use in expressing your muse. Attend an event or book a private party! Ladybug Pottery and Parties is located at 12478 Champlin Drive and can be reached by phone at 763-444-1532.

Mann Champlin Cinema 14

Mann Champlin Cinema 14 is another classic example of family-owned local businesses in the community. Order up that buttery popcorn, wash it down with a sparkling cold drink, and catch the newest release with your loved ones or best buddies. Mann Champlin Cinema 14 is located at 11500 Theatre Drive and can be reached by phone at 763-712-9955.

Cullens Ice Cream Shop

Cullens Ice Cream Shop features 48 flavors of ice cream – hand scooped, 125 fizzy flavors of bottled soda pop, and a mouth-watering array of candy, including a few blasts from the past! Cullens Ice Cream Shop is located at 10905 Douglas Drive North and can be reached by phone at 763-489-0150.

Café Donuts

Café Donuts is where to go when you want to cater to your sweet tooth! The bakery features more than 32 varieties of donuts made fresh on site daily, which you can pair with a cup of coffee, juice, or sweeten the deal with a smoothie, shake, or malt. Frozen treats also include two-dozen flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and a scrumptious selection of toppings. Oh, and custom cakes, too! Café Donuts is located at 11175 Commerce Drive North and can be reached by phone at 763-571-4616.

Champlin also hosts a variety of community events, such as the infamous Father Hennepin Festival or the citywide garage sale, fundraisers such as the Bikes4Kids Legacy Ride, and a selection of youth athletic programs. There’s also a bustling nightlife. Plus, with its proximity to other cities, there’s ample places to grab a bite to eat, shop ‘til you drop, pamper yourself in the spas, or tee off for a few rounds of golf.

Don’t let the small-town charm fool you. Champlin, Minnesota knows how to have fun.

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