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Spring Fun In Northern Minnesota: Relax and Reconnect in Grand Rapids

This spring, head to Grand Rapids to discover outdoor recreation, cozy and safe lodging, locally owned boutiques, craft breweries, art, and much more.

70+ Outdoor Ice Skating Spots in Minnesota

Once a lake is fully frozen, you’d be hard pressed to find a Minnesotan who didn’t want to hop on it and skate. A recent weekend, I passed by a snow-cleared section of Lake...

Footgolf Is Your New Socially Distanced Pastime

Try something new this summer and play a golf-soccer hybrid at these courses around the Twin Cities
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
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Visit These Twin Cities Cemeteries for Socially Distant Reflection

Explore resting places that offer space, beauty, history, and reverent peace
Going on a picnic on a summery, sunny afternoon

The Art of Picnicking: Tips and Products for Your Next Picnic

From keeping food cold to avoiding spills, your next picnic will shine with these tips and products
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

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Opens to Vehicles Only

Overwhelming interest has led to expanded capacity starting Saturday
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
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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