UPDATED: Minnesota’s COVID-19 Stay Safe Plan

Gov. Tim Walz has announced new guidelines in effect June 10
Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Josh Hild/Unsplash

Why This Man Goes Barefoot on His Annual BWCA Trips

St. Cloud native Mark Zimmer goes shoeless during months-long BWCA visits to up his game and honor his family
Sugar Loaf Bluff

A Guide to Minnesota’s Bluff Country

Along Minnesota's southeastern border, the Driftless Area offers expansive, bluff-topping vistas

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Opens to Vehicles Only

Overwhelming interest has led to expanded capacity starting Saturday
Minneapolis Skyline at night

Watch: Drone Videos of the Empty Twin Cities Are Haunting, Beautiful

These clips are love letters to Minneapolis and St. Paul during the COVID-19 pandemic
Participants move through the Coldwater Spring oak savanna near Fort Snelling

For a Healing Hike, Try Forest Bathing

Guides lead cleansing, meditative nature experiences throughout Minnesota
Canoeing on North Union Lake, one of 11 forming Alexandria's Chain of Lakes

Resilience and Beauty Make Alexandria Our “Best MN Town”

This lake community has what makes the state great: big ideas, bigger hearts, and a whole lot of hospitality
Kayaking along northeast Minnesota inland waterways

A Guide to Minnesota’s Natural Escapes—Away From Crowds

Places and activities for outdoor release during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Minnesota DNR’s input

5 Less-Crowded Parks to Visit in the Twin Cities

Opt for exploring a quieter Minnesota park this spring, instead of heading to your favorite state park
Image of roasting a marshmallow over campfire

A Guide to Backyard Camping—S’mores Hacks and Campfire Stories Included

A night under the stars at home is easy with these backyard camping tips