Where to Reduce Stress Around Rochester

April 04, 2017

Businessman stressed out at work in casual office.jpegStarting your residency at the Mayo Clinic is exciting, thrilling and invigorating. It is also intense
and can be incredibly stressful. Fortunately, Rochester offers numerous ways to help you find relief from these stressors. Whether you prefer to burn off stress in active ways, you like to let your mind wander along more artistic paths or you are ready to take up a new hobby, you'll find it all in Rochester. Below are a few ideas to get you started. 

1. Douglas State Trail 

Developed along a railroad bed that has long been abandoned, Douglas State Trail provides 12.5 miles of paved and mostly level surfaces, making it ideal for walkers, joggers and more. It winds across some of the most beautiful and diverse rural scenery in the state. Pick up the trail in the northwestern portion of Rochester and follow it as it traverses the tiny town of Douglas before ending at Pine Island. 

2. Rochester Art Center

Inhabiting 36,000 square feet of space in downtown Rochester next to the city's convention center, the Rochester Art Center provides an array of classes, tours and workshops. Exhibitions of artwork from artists locally, nationally and internationally are on display throughout the center. 

3. Foster Arend Park

Located at 4051 E. River Road NE, Foster Arend Park offers the ideal place in which to enjoy a day at the beach. While access to restrooms and swimming is seasonal, other options such as a playground, fishing, an open playing field, paved trail and more, are available year round. 

4. History Center of Olmsted County

The History Center of Olmsted County oversees five historical sites, as well as a museum. The History Center also maintains a research library. Located on a well-manicured 46 acre campus, the admission price to the History Center includes numerous historic buildings and gardens that are situated on the sprawling grounds. 

5. Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo provide a diverse selection of outdoor activities to meet the interests of any Rochester resident. Oxbow Park has 30 semi-primitive campsites, as well as restrooms, running water and showers. Hiking trails and picnic areas offer the opportunity to enjoy fishing, hiking, camping and more. Zollman Zoo, located nearby, is home to more than 30 species of animals that are native to Minnesota. Most of these animals are injured in ways that make their survival in the wild uncertain. 

6. Riverside Concerts

Throughout the summer, join the Rochester community at Mayo Park for the annual Riverside Free Summer Concert Series. Concerts start at 7pm so bring your coolers, blankets and lawn chairs for a fun-filled night of great music. Down by the Riverside kicks off on Sunday, July 9. 

Springs at South Broadway is a pet-friendly luxury apartment community. We offer gated living near the Mayo Clinic, making Springs at South Broadway the ideal location for medical residents. Contact us about leasing your new home today! 

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