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18 of the Best State Parks in Minnesota for Exploring the Great Outdoors

Minnesota is well-known for its abundance of gorgeous outdoor scenery, and not just in summer! Winters can be pretty magical here, too. One of the best ways to see it for yourself is to visit one of Minnesota’s 75 state parks. No matter where you are in the state, there are multiple parks nearby to …

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10 Of The Best State Parks To Go Camping In Minnesota

Rivers, lakes, old-growth forests, prairies, and of course, corn fields… there’s a reason that Minnesota is affectionately known as the North Star State and the Land of 10,000 Lakes – oofta. Thus, making camping in Minnesota, well, a given. The state boasts tons of natural beauty, from limestone bluffs and ancient American Indian burial mounds, …

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The 2022 Minnesota State Fair Guide

The Minnesota State Fair, also referred to as the Great Minnesota Get-Together, is an annual state fair that’s been held every year since 1859 (except for 1861, 1862, 1893, 1945, 1946, and 2020). The fair is a melting pot of spectacular attractions, thrilling rides, talented music artists, and most importantly, delicious food – all over …

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The 17 Best Parks in Minneapolis

Though it may be better known for its big-city shine, amidst the heady throb of urban life in Minneapolis, Minnesota, there are small pockets of quieter recreation to be found in its many beautiful, multi-purpose parks! From nature-based to recreational, from gardens to dog-friendly areas, these parks are a great place to venture solo, with …

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12 of the Most Unique and Best Parks in Minnesota

There are hundreds of amazing parks in Minnesota, ranging from state parks to playgrounds and everything in between. Of course, the chances of you being able to visit every last one are slim at best. Fortunately, we’ve taken the time to narrow down the list to only the cream of the crop. Whether you’re a …

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The 6 Best National Parks in Minnesota

If you’re looking for the best national parks in Minnesota, you’re going to be delighted to learn that “The Land of 10,000 Lakes” is blessed with six of the finest National Park Service (NPS) designations in the U.S. Although only one of these sites is an official National Park, the other attractions don’t disappoint. Whatever …

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These 13 Minnesota Dog Parks Will Get Your Four-legged Friend’s Tail Waggin’

^^ That is Kuchen. Pronounced coo-ken, it means cake in German and holds special significance for our family. She’s the new baby at our house. Seven pounds of absolute sweetness. She’s a six-month-old Teddy Bear—half Shih Tzu, half Bichon. She just started puppy “kindergarten”, and we are working on introducing her to the world a …

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13 Great Spots to Go Fishing in Minneapolis

Offering some of the best fishing spots in the country, Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the best states for scoring your next catch. And, since it is bisected by the Mississippi River, Minneapolis itself is home to incredible fishing lakes and conveniently located piers, making it an idyllic destination. If you are planning on …

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Visitor’s Guide to the Minnesota North Shore

From north to south and east to west, Minnesota is one of the most scenic and naturally beautiful states in the US. Minnesota’s North Shore Region is no exception to that rule. From hundred-foot tall cliffs to cobblestone beaches and quaint harbor towns, there are nearly unlimited things to do, see, and experience on the …

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Visitor’s Guide to Superior National Forest

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Minnesota, just south of the Canadian border, lies one of the country’s most beautiful and natural pieces of land. Superior National Forest is one of the many pride and joys of Minnesota, and it’s the home to some of the most scenic and enchanting places in the US. …

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