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Minnesota State Parks

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.

Cozy Camper Cabins: Weekend Getaway at Jay Cooke State Park

Cozy up in these rustic little cabins scattered about the Minnesota State Parks. The perfect getaway spot for couples or families seeking a secluded winter experience in the woods.

Winter at Jay Cooke State Park

Frozen falls, swinging bridge, and endless adventure awaits at Jay Cooke State Park. Ski, snowshoe, or hike your way to amazing views at this wintery woodland.

Minnesota Winter Bucket list Ideas

With a snowy blanket on the ground for half the year in this beautiful northern state, Minnesota knows how to make the most of this magical season. Here are some winter bucket list ideas to get you going on your winter adventure season.

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.

Finding the Frozen Hidden Falls at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Winter turns this quiet park into a winter wonderland complete with a frozen water fall. Find the Hidden Falls in under a blanket of ice on a winter hike or snowshoe adventure.

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…

Minneopa State Park: Hiking, Waterfalls, and Bison

Minnesota’s Minneopa State Park is a slice of prairie coupled with a whimsical waterfall scene. Visit this unique southern Minnesota park for an experience unlike any other in the state.

Minnesota State Parks to Visit for Late Season Leaf Peeping

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.

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!

Winter at Gooseberry Falls

“Can we go to Gooseberry? How about Gooseberry? Gooseberry? I think Gooseberry sounds good. Lets do Gooseberry!” These are the things that came out of my 10 year old daughter’s, Sandy’s, mouth this morning when I asked where she’d like to go on our annual winter trip. I tried suggesting places we haven’t been to…

Sibley State Park: More than Expected

This park is located out just outside of New London Minnesota. It’s not a highly trafficked park. We hiked on a Wednesday and were at the park for about 2 hours before seeing anyone else on the trail. A great place to hike if you are gearing up/training for a longer more rigorous hike, which…

Tettegouche: An accidental Trip

Not every trip goes as planned. Our stay at Tettegouche was not planned at all. Our original plan was to camp in the Boundary Waters, but things went awry. Sometimes improvising is your only option.

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