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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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Reasons to visit Minnesota in the Spring

Spring is a sign of regrowth, warmer weather, and the start of outdoor events and festivals.  States all over the U.S. have their own very special ways of welcoming in spring, including Minnesota.  It is such a beautiful and fun state to visit on its own, but spring is a great time to join in the excitement of enjoying everything it has to offer.  Here are the top reasons to visit Minnesota in the spring. Great outdoor activities- there are plenty of outdoor activities that one can partake in Minnesota but the state is specifically known for its bicycle friendly accommodations. Minneapolis leads the pack with roughly 200 miles of recreational bike paths around the city.  This . . . Read more

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Top Restaurants in Lake Crystal, MN

With a population of only 2,593 the town of Lake Crystal, MN is a treasure in its own. Sitting right along Lily Lake there are plenty of activities to partake in including wakeboarding, water skiing, fishing, boating, kayaking, etc. Although many of these activities are better enjoyed during warmer weather. For now though, if you are looking for something to do while traveling through, here is a list of the town’s best restaurants to dine in. The Lakes Sports Bar and Grill- 151 Humphry St W, Lake Crystal, MN- This restaurant is an all-American type bar and grill, serving up your favorites plus a few of their own concoctions. They have an outdoor patio to enjoy during warmer weather and host . . . Read more

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Top 5 Minnesota Myths

Top 5 Minnesota Myths There are many myths and legends floating around that get told over and over again.  Myths such as “big foot” sightings, ghost stories and haunted mansions, and so on.  Every state has some sort of myth or legend that got started because of a story told about a person, place or thing.  Here are a few myths and legends about your very own state of Minnesota. Paul Bunyan- we’ve all heard the stories of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox “Babe”.  The larger than life lumberjack that could cut down an entire forest with one swoop of his ax.  Well that legend started in Minnesota.  There are stories told about an oversized man that lived in the Northwoods of Minnesota . . . Read more

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