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A 36-foot houseboat moored on Namakan Island

A Houseboating Excursion in Voyageurs National Park

Combine the glories of the BWCA with the comforts of a floating trailer
Poplar Haus

Eat, Play, Stay: The Gunflint Trail

Headed north for the rainbow trout? Here's where you'll want to stay, eat, and cross-country ski.

Rainbow Trout Made a Gunflint Trail Adventure Worth It

The bracing cold is no joke, but taking my friend up on his favorite trip north really paid off

Where to Paddle Along the Mississippi in Minneapolis

Tips to plot a route exploring the industrial wilds of the urban Mississippi River by boat

3 Underrated Twin Cities Urban Paddling Spots

Not up for a river trip? There are still plenty of options to get out on the water and feel like you’re getting out of town

Memories of Dad

A long-ago letter sparks memories of a father’s voice.

Rustic Retreat

Crooked Lake offers all the solitude and beauty of the Boundary Waters—with a few creature comforts to boot

Guv Love

It’ll be lonely at the governor’s residence this Valentine’s Day for the first time in nearly a century

The Long, Strange Trip

The Sixties: A time of prickly politics, peace-loving protesters, and all-things psychedelic. Here's how Minnesota contributed to the decade of change.

Vanishing Point

Researchers say agriculture is killing Lake Pepin. Can a national treasure be saved before it’s too late?