The Perks of Pedaling and Exploring the Minnesota River Trail

The “River Bottoms” have become a rugged, ever-changing destination for mountain bikers and nature lovers year-round

This Absurdly Cute Sheep Needs a Name

Como Zoo welcomed this snowy white male baby Dall’s sheep on Saturday
Soren Van Luven, 3, of Minneapolis, helps drill a hole for a maple tap during a demonstration of the tapping process at

Maple-Tapping Season Is Short and Sweet in Minnesota

March through April, squeeze the most out of maple tapping in Stearns County—and stick around for ceramics and hard cider
Jenny Anderson

Meet Minnesota’s Ice-Fishing Social Media Influencer

Jenny Anderson ice fishes across Minnesota’s lakes, showing followers that the outdoors are for all—and sharing with us her favorite spots and fellow influencers
Lake Minnetonka dog sledding

Reasons to Love a Frozen Lake Minnetonka

Not just for summer, here's what to eat, drink, and do at the lake—including a new sled-dog derby, ice golf, and snowga
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Northfield

The area delivers unique charm, beauty, and possibility—from its mini beverage boom to its winter wonders
Pink sunset over Palisades State Park’s pink Sioux quartzite cliffs

Your Fall Guide to Sioux Falls

Downshift, tap nostalgia, and explore Sioux Falls’ surroundings with a southeast South Dakota trek
The upper and middle St. Croix River are primed for glamping adventures

How to Glamp on the St. Croix River

Enjoy paddling without tying your vacation to it along the upper and middle St. Croix River

Why You Should Try Hammock Camping

New comforts, greater immersion, lighter weight during your outdoor adventures

All the Reasons White Bear Lake Won Our “Best MN Town” Contest

From food and philanthropy to arts and education, this northeast-metro suburb beat out the rest