What is the right age to bring a child into the BWCA? Short answer: Any age. Long answer: Read about it here.
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!
“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 toContinue reading “Winter at Gooseberry Falls”
It’s a winter wonderland with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice fishing! Why think about the that summer trip that’s far off in the future? I’d love for everyone to learn from my mistakes and get on their summer plans before it’s too late your left with tough decisions on alternate plans. Read on and learn from my mistakes.
Winding waterways, beaver dams, tight turns, and a chance to see a moose. This is just a small portion of what Hog Creek has to offer. Some use Hog Creek as an entry or exit for a route through the BWCA, we used it as a way to get to our destination of Perent Lake.Continue reading “Hog Creek to Perent Lake: A Destination Lake”
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, whichContinue reading “Sibley State Park: More than Expected”
August of 2020, we embarked on an adventure of great mystery. We had no idea what to expect, BWCA with a baby? Were we crazy? No… just ambitious. But ambition did not get the better of us. Through careful planning and thorough packing, we managed to have a very successful trek. Here’s how… Why Kawishiwi?Continue reading “Camping on Kawishiwi: Baby’s First BWCA Trip”
Being the Minnesotan that I am, one of my favorite activities is canoeing. Being in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it makes sense! Any parent would understand that sharing your passions with your kids is priceless. But some of our passions are a little more difficult to accomplish with kids in tow. Difficult is notContinue reading “Don’t Rock the Canoe: Getting Babies & Toddlers on the Water”
Well…. Not every trip can go according to plan. The Original Boundary Waters Trip Plan So here is what was supposed to happen: Pack the Rogue while Scott finishes some last minute work Leave midmorning and arrive at BWCA Entry point Larch Creek by 3pm Set up camp and have s’mores as a treat forContinue reading “Tettegouche: An accidental Trip”