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Minnesota's Favorite Places

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.

North Shore

Minnesota’s north shore has been my favorite place since I was a child. The cliffs and rocks, the waves an water as far as the eye can see. There are a million activities all along the shore. I enjoy down … Continue reading

Interstate Park

From Noah Shavit-Lonstein: Interstate State Park, despite its annoying and self-contradictory name, is one of the gems of the Minnesota State Parks system. It’s the park so fun they couldn’t keep it in one state: the natural area is split … Continue reading

Minneapolis: A Legacy Destination

Awarded a Legacy Destination in 2010 by Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Several locations and organizations in the area have received Clean Water, Land, and Legacy funding. Thanks to the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, The Minneapolis … Continue reading