Autumn Hiking Tips for Adventure Dogs

Autumn hikes are the best! Your adventure dog thinks so, too. The cooler temperatures are more comfortable for thick coats, the changing season brings forth new scents, and the bustle of critters before winters adds new entertainment. Changes in the season mean slight changes in the hike as well. Check out these tips to keep…

Riverside Trail at William O’Brien State Park

Simple trail, spectacular views, and a short drive from the metro area. Riverside Trail at WOB state park is just the ticket to satisfy your craving for outdoor adventure while keeping the effort on the easier side. In our case, keeping the adventure low key for an injured 3 year old.

Finding Johnson Falls: A BWCA Adventure

Drive, paddle, portage, then hike, in that order, to Johnson Falls for a wildly freeing experience in the BWCA. Johnson Falls is an incredible addition to the wilderness experience that the BWCA offers.

S’mores Mash Up Ideas

Happy National Smores Day! Set that campfire ablaze and get toasting! Check out these ideas to mix up your S’more recipe and find your new favorite s’more.

Highlights of Interstate State Park

Minnesota’s Interstate State Park sites on the St. Croix, bordering Wisconsin. This dainty park holds great adventure from waterfall hikes to mysterious natural potholes.

Highlights at Blue Mounds State Park

Get out to Blue Mounds this summer for an amazing variety of landscapes, bison, wildflowers, hiking, and even climbing! This park is a highlight in itself in South Western Minnesota.

6 Hikes in Blue Mounds State Park

Hikes ranging from easy to strenuous, something for every hiking level, both short hikes and long hikes. Rocky outcroppings, vast prairie vistas, cacti and so much more at Blue Mounds State Park in southwestern Minnesota.

6 Day Trip Things to do at Split Rock Creek State Park, MN

A quiet, simple park with peace and nature at it’s heart. Add Split Rock Creek to your Southern Minnesota Bucket List. Split Rock Creek State Park offers a tranquil hike to a historic bridge and dam, picturesque lake views, a fishing nook and more.

Hiking Rankin Ridge in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

This short hike brings visitors to the highest point in Wind Cave National Park and a historic fire tower. A great hike for all ages in this unique South Dakota National Park.

5 Things to do at Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park isn’t just cave tours and bats. Check out this adventure packed park and add this family friendly park to your South Dakota Bucket List.

7 Fun Hiking Games to Keep Kids Engaged on the Trail

Keeping kids engaged on the hiking trail can be a challenging task. Check out these games for trail entertainment with junior hikers.

Big Bog Walk at Lake Bemidji State Park

Adventure through a unique ecosystem along a boardwalk wonderland hidden in a northern Minnesota state park. A hike on this trail gives visitors a view of a seldom seen environment.

Short Hikes & Overlooks in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Whether passing through the area or camping for a while, these short hikes and overlooks give visitors a great experience and grand adventure in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

Roche-A-Cri State Park, WI

Petroglyphs, 303 stair climb to a vast overlook, hiking and camping. Roche-A-Cri State Park in Wisconsin is packed with adventure!

Roche-A-Cri Mound Hike in Wisconsin

Take this .3 mile hike to gain the most amazing view of the surrounding landscape in the middle of Wisconsin. You’ll have a panoramic scene of cranberry bogs, forest, and prairie. It’s simply amazing and worth the intense climb.

Tips for Ticks: Adventure Dog Safety

Ticks… feels like they’re all over you just thinking about them. Keep the ticks off your adventure dog this season with the right prevention, know the tick types, and hike on!

Tettegouche State Park: A North Shore Must

Tettegouche is the park to visit along the North Shore. If you have to choose just one park to visit in northern Minnesota, this would be it. It has it all! Overlooks, waterfalls, rugged trails, shorelines and rivers. This park is hard to beat.

Overlooks & Observation Towers to Explore in Minnesota this Summer

Elevate your summer bucket list with these amazing overlooks and fire towers to see in Minnesota.

Custer State Park’s Must See Destinations

Being the top state park in South Dakota, you know Custer has to have endless adventure! Check out the must-see places in Custer and add on to your South Dakota trip this summer. sou

Camping at Sylvan Lake at Custer State Park, South Dakota

Camp at Sylvan Lake at Custer State Park in South Dakota for breath taking views, unique hikes and the stunning Sylvan Lake to explore.

Hiking Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Six miles of switchbacking with grand views of Rocky Mountain National Park. This hike is a must on your visit to the Colorado National Park near Estes Park.

Spring Hike to Curtain Falls, Interstate State Park

Sandstone cliffs, high bluffs, scenic overlooks, flowing streams, and of course, a spouting waterfall. Curtain Falls is an invigorating hike, perfect for kicking off the warm weather hiking season. A must for springtime hiking!

8 Nostalgic 90’s Adventure Movies To Watch with Your Kids

Get geared up for adventure season with these nostalgic 90’s movies chalk full of wild adventures and survival situations. True cinematic adventures!

Tips to Make the Most of the Last Winter Hiking Days with Kids

Winter hiking days are coming to a close. Now is the time to get out and enjoy the winter scenery on warmer days. Here are some tips for keeping the winter hiking season going.

Lake Maria State Park

Lake Maria State Park is perfect a weekend getaway or a quick day trip. Check out all this park has to offer for hiking, canoeing, and sight seeing.

Cascade River State Park, MN: The Cascades, Lookout Mountain, and Superior Shores

Catch a glimpse of beauty at one of the North Shores best state parks. Waterfalls, overlooks, and gorgeous Lake Superior shoreline.

Mistakes & Lessons at Cascade River State Park

Not every adventure goes according to plan. Here are the lessons we learned camping at Cascade River State Park. An adventure full of mistakes is an adventure full of lessons.

Tips for Hiking with a Senior Adventure Dog

The adventure doesn’t have to end when your senior dog ages. Even elderly dogs love the great outdoors. Hike safely with these tips for senior dog adventuring.

Celebrate Wildlife with 30+ Holidays to Add to Your Calendar

Spend this year celebrating and appreciating the wild world with these awesome animal and nature inspiring days.

Bear Head Lake State Park

A lesser known park tucked in the Northwoods just outside of Ely, MN is waiting for hikers to seek out it’s serene lake views and secluded trails. Check out this State Park the next time you’re in the Ely area.

Trail Etiquette for Dogs

Never hike alone, bring your dog with you! Follow Trail Etiquette to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time on trail.

Hiking Eagle Mountain, Minnesota

Hike to one of Minnesota’s coolest vantage points. Every Minnesota Hiker should have Eagle Mountain on their bucket list.

10 Ways to Avoid Crowds in Popular Parks

Experience your favorite National and State Parks without the masses and congestion.

November Hiking Tips in Minnesota

November is hunting season here in Minnesota. Deer hunters have done their work creating game trails, working food plots, setting up stands and blinds. They’ve been waiting all year to get out in the stand, they are ready! And you should be too. Check out these November hiking tips to keep your hiking season going…

Minnesota State Park Leaf Peeping (Not on the North Shore)

Miss the peak colors of the North Shore? Don’t worry, Lake Superior isn’t the only place to go ‘Leaf Peeping.’ Take a look down South! These parks can still scratch that autumn itch without the long drive north.

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park: A Park Above the Treetops

Day trip or weekend getaway, this park will not disappoint. With an amazing view from the observation tower and miles for trails, you’ll be adventuring non-stop.

Trail Snacks for Kids & Toddlers

Keep your little hiking partners happy and fueled with these trail snack ideas. Don’t let a hiking adventure go cold with an “I’m hungry” five minutes in.

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park: A Quick Pick

A park for a quick day trip or a weekend of history. This park can accommodate both. Check out all that this little park has to offer.

Embrace Dark Minnesota Nights: Candle light events in Minnesota

Experience Minnesota State Parks in a whole new light, or lack there of. Hike, snowshoe and ski at these evening winter adventures to give you a chance to see a different side of the wilderness.

6 Minnesota State Parks Not to Miss This Winter

Don’t shy away from the cold this winter. Embrace it with these 6 Minnesota State Parks that will have you out enjoying the beauty all winter long!

8 Tips for Day Hike Success with Little Adventurers

It’s adventure time! Grab your kids, make a plan and go! One of my favorite things to do is hike with my kids. I didn’t start hiking frequently with my daughter until she was a bit older, about 3 years old. That wait was unnecessary, my son was about a month old on his first…

Sibley State Park: More than Expected

A lightly trafficked park offering a grand overlook, hiking trails, wildlife and a lake full of adventure. Check out Sibley State Park for a western Minnesota adventure!

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