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Happenings at the Itasca State Park Headwaters

MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and Classical MPR’s John Birge talk summer travel

How to Use Music as an Exercise Motivator

Music can help give you an extra push to get through even your toughest workout

Northern Spark To Light Up the Night June 13

Minneapolis dusk-to-dawn public arts festival gives people an opportunity to see (our very creative) city in a new light

Tips for the Beginning Runner

What it takes to get off the couch and start training for your first 5K

Saints New Season Includes New Ballpark, New Menu, New Fun

May 21 will mark the first official Saints game at CHS Field, the new $63 million ballpark located in Lowertown St. Paul

Sportshow Extravaganza Coming to Minneapolis Convention Center

The Progressive Northwest Sportshow is a giant indoor playground for outdoor enthusiasts (and kids, too!)

Caribou Highlands Lodge: A Review

A stay at Caribou Highlands Lodge is the perfect weekend getaway.

St. Paul's Phalen Freeze Fest

Celebrate winter by the light of the moon, complete with dramatic storytelling, flashlight geocaching, ice fishing, stargazing through a spotting scope, and cooking over a fire.

Rochester Home to State's Largest Ice Bar Feb. 19-21

SocialICE is coming back to Rochester for the seventh year, complete with ice bars, ice sculptures, and live ice carving demonstrations.

Chanhassen’s 22nd Annual Feb Fest

Located at Lake Ann Park, Feb Fest provides a day of outdoor activities for all ages.

Crash in St. Paul for the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship

Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to St. Paul for the fourth consecutive year.

Ice Castles Come to Eden Prairie

Looking for a “cool” way to spend your time? Pretend you’re winter royalty at Ice Castles.

5 Things to Do on Christmas Day

We suggest a few ways to spend the day December 25 (for those not already celebrating or working, that is).

A New Way to Carol with the BierCycle Caroling Tour

Grab a group and pedal through Stillwater on the BierCycle Caroling Tour.

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Lights in the Park

Festive drive-through display raises funds for local charities and brings to 'light' the meaning of the season.

Holiday Train Rolls Through Minnesota December 12-15

Get into the holiday spirit by seeing a festively decorated train, listening to live music, drinking cocoa, and supporting your local food shelf.

Bentleyville Tour of Lights Worth the Drive to Duluth

The festive holiday light displays of Bentleyville, on the shore of Lake Superior, is an unforgettable experience for kids of all ages.

Minnesota Tree Is Headed to DC

A local tree is headed to the U.S. Capitol, where it will serve as the west lawn Christmas tree

Spend a Day in the Woods this Fall

It's good for the soul to reconnect with nature. Try it this autumn.

Sever's Corn Maze is Fun for Everyone

A trip to Sever's Corn Maze & Fall Festival is worth the corn kernels you'll find in your pockets long after you return home.

Strolling Through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Spend time outdoors taking in the fall colors at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Chasing Waterfalls at Willow River State Park

Willow Falls, a multi-level waterfall at Willow River State Park in Hudson, leaves a lasting impression.

Geocaching in Minnesota: A Treasure Hunt for Kids and Grown-ups

Try geocaching at a state park this summer, fun for all ages.

6 Great Things To Experience While Escaping to the North Shore

It might take us five hours to reach our destination on the North Shore of Lake Superior, but the payoff is worth every mile and every minute.

Fishing Trip Adventure at Lake of the Woods: Northwest Angle

Fishing Lake of the Woods should be on every angler's bucket list.

Spring Golf in Minnesota

Can't wait for spring, and golf? Get an early start at area indoor golf domes, all season ranges and simulators.

Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge Promises Frigid Fun for a Good Cause

More than 695 brave souls took the Plunge in St. Cloud on February 15, 2014 to support Special Olympics Minnesota. The Minneapolis Plunge is March 1 at Lake Calhoun.

Polar Fest Celebrates the Best of Winter

Fireworks, a Polar Plunge, snowmobiling, making snowmen, ice fishing, dancing, and more during the Detroit Lakes winter festival.

Cross-country Skiing for Beginners

Nordic skiing is a fun way to enjoy the beauty of a snowy day.

Make Friends with Winter

There's plenty to see and do at the annual Loppet Urban Cross Country Ski Festival, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.

Hockeyapolis

Minneapolis morphs into “Hockeyapolis” this weekend, with the Hockey City Classic and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships both taking place.

Places to Skate

Looking for some wintertime recreation? Hit the ice at one of these local skating rinks.

Autumn Means Apples

Spend an afternoon with the family at Afton Apple Orchard near Hastings.

Spend a Fall Weekend Backpacking Along the Superior Hiking Trail

You can backpack along the Superior Hiking Trail any time of year, but it's especially beautiful in the fall.

Hike & Seek at Lebanon Hills Park

Gather the family and take part in Hike & Seek, a national event.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Have some fall fun at any one of these Minnesota corn mazes and fall festivals.

Exploring Itasca State Park

Nearly half a million people visit Itasca State Park every year, the oldest state park in Minnesota. This year, I was one of them.

Game, Set, Minneapolis

Inspired by the athletes at Wimbledon? Get your rally on by playing tennis indoors or outdoors in Minneapolis this summer.

Baby, You're a Firework

A round-up of metro area fireworks displays.

Skating Minnesota

I've found my new Minnesota summer workout: inline skating.
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Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.