Weekend Best Bets: Sept. 17-20

This weekend in the Twin Cities: Lots of fall activities cropping up, plus the Thai Night Market and Ren Fest
OMC Smokehouse

Jason’s Top 5 Dining Outings to See Fall Colors

The best restaurants that skirt leafy autumn beauty in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Plan a Weekend Getaway in Winona—with Donuts

A local offers top restaurants, activities, and lodging options in this southeastern Minnesota town

The Arboretum’s AppleHouse Is Open After a Great Season

Honeycrisp, SweeTango, First Kiss, and other new apple varieties flourished this year

Explore St. Croix’s Riverside Towns

Each of these towns is lovely to visit on its own, but together they make the perfect weekend trip
Black Beach in Silver Bay. By Sidney Kirchhof.

This Unique Beach Is Ideal for Instagram

Black Beach in Silver Bay is unlike any other beach in Minnesota
Nathaniel Rozinka out on a 355-meter line near Chisholm

Your Next Outdoor Aventure: The Zen of Slacklining

You'd think that walking a narrow, wobbly line 300 feet over a gulf would be for adrenaline junkies—and you'd be wrong
S'mores a Crowd tray by Timbr

5 Campfire Comforts to Wrap Up Summer

These locally made products celebrate late summer, from the lake to fireside s’mores
Lost Valley Prairie by Hastings

Where to Find Untamed Nature Near the Twin Cities

Minnesota's Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs) answer the demands of a socially distant world beautifully
Lakewood Cemetery

Visit These Twin Cities Cemeteries for Socially Distant Reflection

Explore resting places that offer space, beauty, history, and reverent peace