Conservation Minnesota

Minnesota's Favorite Places

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Big Woods State Park is amazing all year round, but it is by far my favorite in the Fall.  The leaves turn amazing shades of reds, oranges, browns and yellows and the hiking paths afford for many places to crunch … Continue reading

Scenic State Park

Scenic State Park is deserving of its name! It’s a gorgeous state park filled with giant pians and beautiful lakes in northern Minnesota. It has an awesome swimming beach, great hiking and spacious camping. Hiking out to Chase Point is … Continue reading

Lake Minnetonka

Summer or winter, Lake Minnetonka is beautiful and is easy to get to, being in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. Love to boat on it. In spite of being settled all around it, there are parks on islands. It’s aldo … Continue reading

Jay Cooke State Park – Oldenburg Point

I was four years old the first time I went to Jay Cooke for a family reunion on my mom’s side. I know it may be hard to realize but I remember everything. The building, the fireplace, the music, the … Continue reading

Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail

One of my favorite places in Minnesota is the Minnetonka Regional Trail.   Having grown up just a few blocks from multiple points on the trail, I have spent many hours traversing the regional trail to a variety of destinations.  Before … Continue reading

Gunflint Trail

The Gunflint Trial, located near Grand Marais, MN, has always been one of my favorite places. The natural beauty and peace found along the Trail is unrivaled in the state and arguably, the nation.   There are so many activities to … Continue reading

Driftless Region – Great River Bluffs State Park

A beautiful and unique region of Minnesota with excellent fishing for wild trout in cold spring-fed streams.

Savanna Portage State Park

I first discovered Savanna Portage State Park one October weekend, a few years ago. I was having one of those Fridays when the walls of my office just seemed too close and the idea of spending the weekend indoors was … Continue reading

Tettegouche State Park – Baptism River

Tettegouche S.P. is such a vast wonderland that has big lakes, small lakes, high falls, rocky cliffs, peaceful valleys, historic camps, amazing vistas, friendly locals, and wildlife living free as they’re meant to be.

Frontenac State Park

Harold loves the views overlooking Mississippi River and Lake Pepin and the fall colors.