Recreational opportunities in Rochester and its surrounding areas are enhanced by Minnesota's four distinct seasons. Outdoor activities range from biking and hiking to fishing and hunting and every conceivable snow sport. The city has 3,500 acres of park, more than 84 miles of paved trails and nine golf courses.
Local spectator sports include semiprofessional football, collegiate baseball, hockey and soccer while the state is home to a professional team in every major sport. For more on recreation, check out these websites: