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Category Archives: Birding

Minnesota’s 8 National Park Sites

Did you know Minnesota has 8 National Park Sites? The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. Why not stay in a local engaging B&B community and take part in the celebration! Top to bottom, Minnesota’s National Park sites touch every region in the state. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park featuring some of […]

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What Happened to the Summer of 2016?

I hate to “rain” on you, but you only have about 12 weekends of summer. Don’t miss it! You will get the most out of summer by laying out plans for your weekends. The Maple Knoll Inn is conveniently located on I-35 just an hour north of the Twin Cities in the quiet community of […]

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With the 4th over – What Is Left To Do This Summer??

Are you kidding me??? There is always lots of things going on around the Maple Knoll Inn in beautify Rush City!! Scenic boat rides in Taylors Falls, wine tasting, concerts, fishing, and golf. When was the last time you went mini golfing, bowling or played Frisbee golf? All these activities are just a short drive […]

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What is your favorite summer activity?

Summer has arrived and everyone is thinking about what they want to do. I hate to “rain” on you, but you only have about 12 weekends before summer ends. Don’t miss it! You will get the most out of summer by laying out plans for your weekends. The Maple Knoll Inn is conveniently located on […]

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Hummingbird Headquarters

The hummingbirds are at their entertaining finest! They are here to entertain you while you are enjoying your breakfast on the deck. You will not disturb them and they will allow you to photograph them, however, they will not sit still and smile! They are waiting for you at Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast where […]

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St Croix Valley Bird Banding and Snowshoeing

Bird banders at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings meet weekly to capture, record, band and release songbirds. Friday December 17th (8:30 AM to noon), the public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee but it is nice to call ahead (651-437-4359) to let them know you are coming. Donations of […]

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Bird Banding

See songbirds up close and watch the experts band birds at Carpenter Nature Center near Hastings Classic Rosewood Inn. This happens the fourth Friday of every month except December when it is the third Friday( 8:30 AM to noon). Bird banding records show how long birds live, where they travel, and when they migrate. Donations of black oil […]

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Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Opening

The work is finally done and the signs are up! That Paul Bunyan Trail is ready to ride. The entire trail opens May 29 The last link of the Paul Bunyan Trail will be open for riding for the Memorial Day weekend.  The long awaited completion of this trail has finally arrived.  You will find […]

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Paul Bunyan Trail, Opening Soon

This is the last of the pavement being carefully smoothed as the Paul Bunyan Trail nears its completion near Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast near Walker, MN. There are signs to post and edges to smooth, and we will have the long awaited opening of this trail. Watch here for the lastest news. Anticipated opening […]

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Birding on the Gunflint Trail

Lee Foster, Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B’s  birding guide– Darrell and Kay Phillips, from the Chicago area. had booked a birding package Gunflint Trail’s Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and were looking to add to their birding life lists. I told them that great birding was to be had right here on the B&B property and that […]

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