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Ahhh winter-candlelight snow hike near Hastings

Combining trail adventures with a B & B stay in Minnesota is a natural way to enjoy the state.

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New Life for Lanesboro’s Over the Back Fence

Many who have visited Lanesboro  on summer weekends have enjoyed the “Over the Back Fence”  Radio Show hosted in the Commonweal Theatre on Sunday evenings. For the past 15 years “Over the Back Fence” has entertained us with local humor, outstanding music and just a good time.  We locals like to refer to it as […]

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Gunflint Trail’s Banadad Ski Trail Opened for Season

A big holiday present to those waiting to ski Northeast Minnesota’s  Banadad Ski Trails.  On December 21, trail staff finally removed the last of the brush and down trees blocking the 41 Kilometer of the Banadad Ski Trail system.  According to trail staff member, Jim Raml,  “while  we still have a bit more clean-up of […]

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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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Good Early Winter Snow on the Gunflint

Get your skis out; winter has arrived on the Gunflint Trail.  Over the last few days ten inches of additional snow have  fallen on the Gunflint Trail. The groomers are out rolling and packing the ski trails in preparation to setting tracks. The Banadad and Central Gunflint Nordic Ski Trails now have fifteen or more […]

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Combine wine tasting & apple tasting & chocolate tasting

October is the perfect time for a visit to the St Croix Valley. The fall colors are peaking and local orchards, vineyards and a very special chocolate shop downtown Hastings are offering samplings. Try a fine sip of Marchel Foch from Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery or a crisp bite of Connell Red or Honey Gold from […]

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Lanesboro, MN Live Theatre Season in Full Swing

The Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN is in the midst of their summer theatre season.  Each summer the Commonweal Theatre hosts two shows in repertory.  This year’s live theatre offerings are: Enchanted April by Matthew Barber and Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. Enchanted April: This 1920s romantic comedy breathes new life into […]

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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 Bike Trail by Embracing Pines B & B

I haven’t taken any pictures today, but imagine this…….the trucks…….big trucks are hauling sand, and packing, more sand and packing and they are scheduled to start paving tomorrow! The Paul Bunyan Bike Trail will go past Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast. What more can you ask…….than pie, a sauna, and a place to relax in […]

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Gunflint Trail Green Up – May 7 to 9

Join other friends of the Gunflint Trail at the Trail’s annual Green-Up for a weekend of tree planting and tree care. At Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and cabins we plan to plant Red and White Pines seedlings in the Poplar Creek/Little Ollie area and along the Banadad Ski Trail. Please join us! We provide tree […]

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