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Top 5 National Parks in Minnesota For 2017

With this season being a bit warmer than usual, we've been looking forward to traveling around and visiting our favorite national parks. Here are our top five national parks for you to visit this year! Mississippi National River and Recreation Park Mississippi National River and Recreation Park has a plethora of events for all ages! Located right in the middle of a bustling, urban setting makes this a very interesting park to visit. Boasting a size of 72 miles and numerous visitor centers makes this a great location. You can find such activities as fishing, hiking, museums, bicycling, geocaching, and the list goes on. Mississippi National River and Recreation Park also gives you very good insight . . . Read more

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Cold Weather Camping Tips

It’s hard to think about cold weather when we’ve had such warm temperatures this fall. But, the temperatures will drop eventually and we want you to be prepared for camping in cold weather conditions. Here are a few tips on how to stay warm this winter. Cold Weather Clothing The most important thing to remember when camping in cooler temperatures is to have the right type of clothing, and wear layers.  Other than your typical long johns, items such as cargo pants or overalls will help keep your body warm and protect from the cool air breeze.  These can be worn over your clothing to provide extra warmth as the temperatures drop. Items such as North Face facemasks and neck . . . Read more

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Fort Snelling State Park

Located in the center of the twin cities in Minnesota, lies a 3700 acre park that is home to various types of wildlife, budding plant life, and a multitude of recreational activities to peak anyone’s interest.  Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, Minnesota is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway without having to travel far to “get-away”. Fort Snelling State Park was established as a state park in 1961. It was named for the historic Fort Snelling that was built in the 1820’s on the ridge above the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to control exploration, trade and settlement . . . Read more

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Are You Ready for the Minnesota State Fair?

This year, the Minnesota state fair is bigger and better than ever. With hundreds of new attractions, competitions, shows and exhibits, there is plenty to see and do during this ten day event. Join us as we take a look at the action. The Minnesota State fair will run August 25th to September 4th. This year’s theme is celebrating the life and legacy of “Prince”. On August 26th, there will be a day of remembrance filled with live music all over the park; a dance party in the park; a laser light show; and fireworks in the sky featuring the music of Minnesota’s own. Event organizers are asking participants to wear purple in honor of Prince as they celebrate his life. There . . . Read more

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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Also known as “The Gateway to the North Shore”, Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of Minnesota’s top visited state parks and there is no question as to why.  Hugging the shoreline of Lake Superior, Gooseberry Falls is known for its spectacular views, entrancing waterfalls, and old log and stone structures from the Civilian Conservation Corp.  Filled with forests of evergreen, aspen and birch trees, the hiking trails offer a wonderful view of nature and the surrounding wildlife. There are over 20 miles of hiking trails, part of which stem from the Superior Hiking Trail that passes through the park from the north. 2.5 miles of paved trails are available for biking, . . . Read more

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Top Summer Camp Spots in Minnesota

Minnesota is a land of beautiful lakes, rivers and streams; picturesque bluffs overlooking the diverse terrain; and is full of hundreds of indoor and outdoor recreational activities for adults and children of all ages to enjoy. The best way to experience all that Minnesota has to offer is to camp throughout the state and experience first-hand how fun, relaxing, and exciting the state can be.  Here are the top summer camp spots in Minnesota based on reviews from visitors. Afton State Park- Just 30 minutes from Saint Paul, Afton State Park is a highly visited park because of its unbelievable views.  Situated along the St. Croix River, there are miles of trails that run right along it . . . Read more

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Top Thrills in Minnesota

If high flying, fast moving, looking for a good challenge is your personality type then you are probably the kind that craves a thrill. For those adrenaline junkies out there we’ve got a list of the top thrills in Minnesota. Leave your “scaredy pants” at home and check out some of these top places and things to do near you. Skydiving- there is numerous skydiving locations all over the state of Minnesota but there’s only one that give you a high-flying, breathtaking view of the lakes.  Sky Dive the Lakes is located just 40 miles from Minneapolis and offers customers a day full of thrills.  You and up to 20 of your friends can have the experience of a lifetime, . . . Read more

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Best Rain Gear for Camping

Folks, it’s inevitable, no matter how much you plan and pray for good weather, there are going to be times when you are going to get rained on while camping.  However, it’s not the end of the world. With the proper equipment and preparation, you can survive any rainy day outdoors.  Here is a list of some of the best rain gear you’ll need to keep yourself and your belongings dry while camping. Tarps- Your #1 must have while camping.  They serve many purposes for camping in general but are especially handy in rainy weather.  If you get to your campsite and the ground is already wet from previous rain, laying a tarp down on the ground before you set up your . . . Read more

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