Hidden Minnesota: 5 underappreciated state parks and recreation areas to visit this year

Minnesota has long been recognized as the land of 10,000 sky blue-tinted lakes. But did you know the North Star State also is home to 66 state parks, not to mention an additional nine recreational areas, 25 state trails, and 43 state forest campgrounds? Many Minnesotans and visitors are familiar with such celebrated parks as … [ Read more]

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Waterfall season is a thing, and it has arrived

North Shore waterfall season is officially here, according to Cook County’s website. Cook County has the North Shore’s most dramatic waterfalls, including Devil’s Kettle Falls in Judge C.R. Magney State Park, the ephemeral “phantom falls” that pour from the cliffs lining Highway 61, and the High Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park. … [ Read more]

The Ultimate Black Friday Deal

After a day of stuffing, turkey, cranberries, and pie, what better way to spend Black Friday than getting outside and filling up on fresh air? Skip the malls this Friday and take advantage of Governor Mark Dayton’s proclamation of Friday, November 27, as “Free Park Friday.” That’s right: all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas are waving their … [ Read more]

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